Lady Vols' star sick, not expected to play Thursday

Updated: January 18, 2007, 8:01 PM ET
Associated Press

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee star Candace Parker was not expected to play Thursday night against Mississippi State because she was sick.

Parker, the No. 4 Lady Vols' leading scorer, did not play in the first half and was replaced in the starting lineup by Alex Fuller.

Parker was absent from team introductions before the game but joined her teammates on the bench when the game started.

She was averaging 19.7 points and 8.7 rebounds per game.

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