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Friday, November 16, 2007

Top-ranked Lady Vols topple Sooners

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Oklahoma's Courtney Paris (3) dishes a pass while being covered by Tennessee's Alex Hornbuckle.

— Candace Parker had 28 points, Shannon Bobbitt scored 22 of her career-high 27 points in the second half, and No. 1 Tennessee beat No. 9 Oklahoma, 70-67, on Thursday night.

Bobbitt secured the victory with two free throws to put Tennessee up 70-67 with 3.2 seconds to play after the Lady Vols forced a jump ball on Oklahoma's previous possession.

After Oklahoma went ahead 67-66 on Courtney Paris' basket with a half-minute left, Tennessee (2-0) took the lead for good on two free throws by Alexis Hornbuckle with 26.7 seconds to go.

Paris had 19 points.

No. 11 Texas A&M; 73, Prairie View 54

College Station, Texas - Danielle Gant scored 17 points, and La Toya Micheaux had 15 points and 10 rebounds for A&M.;

Gant scored 11 of her 17 points in the first half, while Takia Starks tallied 12 of her 14 in the first 20 minutes.

Prairie View had a 17-10 lead with 15:24 left in the first half before Micheaux scored five unanswered points, and Starks and Gant hit jump shots to tie the game at 19.

No. 13 Baylor 76, Texas-Pan American 39

Waco, Texas - Angela Tisdale scored 16 points and keyed two big runs for Baylor.

Danielle Wilson led Baylor with 21 points on 9-of-13 shooting, with seven rebounds, and had 14 of her points by halftime. Jessika Bradley had 10 points for the Lady Bears, who shot 57 percent (30-of-53) from the field.

No. 21 Texas 94, Lamar 35

Austin, Texas - Freshman Kathleen Nash scored 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Texas, which led by 36 at the half.

Texas was dominant in the low post, scoring 54 points in the paint.

Erneisha Bailey, Aubry Cook and Rachel Rentschler each scored 13 points for the Longhorns.

Brittney Williams led Lamar with 12 points.

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