7:00 PM ET, March 20, 2007
PITTSBURGH -- When Pittsburgh assistant coach Shea Ralph assembled a scouting tape on Tennessee, head coach Agnus Berenato took one look at it and tossed it away. The tape was nothing but a series of Candace Parker highlights.Turned out the game was, too.Parker wore out persistent Pittsburgh at both ends of the court with 30 points, 12 rebounds and a series of rally halting plays that carried the Lady Vols to a 68-54 tournament victory over Pitt on Tuesday night and the NCAA round of 16 for a 26th consecutive season.Sidney Spencer helped Parker slow down Pitt's muscular Marcedes Walker and scored 11 points, and Nicky Anosike and Shannon Bobbitt added 10 points each as Tennessee remained the only team to reach the final 16 in every season of the tournament's 26-year history.But if it hadn't been for Parker, the best player on the floor all night, that run might have stopped.
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||20-45 (.444)||26-52 (.500)|
|3P Made-Attempted||2-5 (.400)||4-12 (.333)|
|FT Made-Attempted||12-18 (.667)||12-16 (.750)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||13 (0/0)||16 (0/0)|