Parker's fifth career dunk earns first technical
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee's Candace Parker dunked againk, but with a twist. For the first time, she was whistled for a technical.
Female players who have dunked in college games:
Georgeann Wells, West Virginia (2)
Charlotte Smith, North Carolina
Michelle Snow, Tennessee (3)
Sancho Lyttle, Houston (1)
Sylvia Fowles, LSU (1)
Candace Parker, Tennessee (7)
* NCAA Tournament, first round
Note: Lisa Leslie of the Los Angeles Sparks has dunked twice in WNBA games
Parker had her fifth career dunk and third this season with 12:56 left in the first half against West Virginia on Wednesday night. She stole the ball at one end and jammed it in with one hand at the end of a fast break.
This time, Parker's dunk was more emphatic with the rim making a louder thud, and she finished by popping her jersey.
The officials immediately conferred with each other and called a technical foul.
West Virginia's LaQuita Owens made the first of two free throws as the Tennessee fans booed loudly.
Parker is the fifth woman to dunk in a college game and has dunked the most. She joins Michelle Snow of Tennessee, Sancho Lyttle of Houston, Charlotte Smith of North Carolina and Georgeann Wells of West Virginia.
Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press