(1) Tennessee 70

(2-0, 1-0 away)

(9) Oklahoma 67

(0-2, 0-1 home)

    9:30 PM ET, November 15, 2007

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    #1TENN 32 3870
    #9OKLA 28 3967

    Top Performers

    Tennessee: C. Parker 28 Pts, 15 Reb

    Oklahoma: C. Paris 19 Pts, 10 Reb

    Parker, Bobbitt lift No. 1 Tennessee past No. 8 Oklahoma

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Candace Parker had 28 points, Shannon Bobbitt scored 22 of her career-high 27 points in the second half and No. 1 Tennessee beat Oklahoma (No. 8 ESPN/USA Today, No. 9 AP) 70-67 on Thursday night.

    Bobbitt secured the win 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 and Danielle Robinson added 14 for Oklahoma (0-2), which was coming off a season-opening 76-66 loss to then fourth-ranked Maryland on Sunday.

    Tennessee outscored Oklahoma 8-3 to take a 63-55 advantage with five minutes remaining. Bobbitt completed the stretch with a 3-pointer.

    Robinson keyed a 5-0 run that pulled Oklahoma to 55-54 at the 8-minute mark.

    Amanda Thompson had a 3-point play during a 13-8 stretch, helping Oklahoma overcame a three-point halftime deficit and take a 42-40 lead with 16 minutes left.

    Tennessee trailed 15-8 midway through the first half, but put together a 16-7 run to go up 24-22 with four minutes left in the half. Parker tied it at 22-all with an in-close basket before Alex Fuller hit two free throws to give the Lady Vols a two-point cushion.

    Tennessee scored five of the first half's last seven points to take a 32-29 lead at halftime. Bobbitt hit a 3 and Parker, who was fouled with 1 second remaining, made two of three free throws.

    Parker finished the first half with 18 points. She hit 7-of-10 shots.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 70 67
    FG Made-Attempted 24-54 (.444) 25-57 (.439)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-13 (.462) 4-13 (.308)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-23 (.696) 13-25 (.520)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 10 8

    Game Leaders

    PointsC. Parker 28C. Paris 19
    ReboundsC. Parker 15C. Paris 10

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