Bobbitt's six treys, 27 points help lead Lady Vols past Sooners
TAMPA, Fla. -- Maybe it was a sign of things to come or maybe it was just an innocuous mistake from a local editor worn down by years of arranging vowels in the names of current and former Tampa Bay Lightning players like Vincent Lecavalier and Nikolai Khabibulin, the regular inhabitants of the St. Pete Times Forum.
But the official game program for Thursday's ESPNU Invitational and the most anticipated individual showdown in the last few seasons listed Tennessee's star as "Candice Parker."So while Candace Parker and Courtney Paris certainly did their parts in posting gaudy numbers and showcasing unparalleled moves on the court, maybe this night just wasn't meant to be solely about a heavily hyped, make-it, take-it driveway duel between the two faces of women's college basketball, as Duke's Abby Waner, one of their peers, described them after the evening's first game. "The fans got a chance to see two icons in the sport of women's basketball go head to head on the same floor," Oklahoma coach Sherri Coale said before she added the other part of the equation. "It was a pretty good basketball game for the second week of the season." For all of Parker's brilliance on a night she finished with 28 points, 15 rebounds, four assists and four steals, the smallest player on the court -- a player even members of her own coaching staff once thought was too small to play at Tennessee -- played a role equal to Parker in ensuring the top-ranked Lady Volunteers survived with an 70-67 win against the No. 8 Sooners that trumped even the headlining duo's duel.
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