12:00 PM ET, March 25, 2007
DAYTON, Ohio -- Coach Pat Summitt spares no one her stony glare -- even Candace Parker.It didn't matter that Parker hit her first eight shots, or that top-seeded Tennessee was in command and about to end Marist's inspiring tournament run with a 65-46 victory Sunday in the Dayton Regional semifinals.This is how Summitt works, and how she keeps everyone in line.Parker keyed a 14-0 first-half that put Tennessee in control, and finished with 16 points and nine rebounds. But when she didn't fight through a pick that resulted in a Marist layup early in the second half, Summitt called timeout. The coach stared at Parker all the way to the bench, a stern lecture to follow."Since it was aimed at me, I'll answer the question," Parker said with a grin when Summitt's displeasure was mentioned. "Coach very calmly told me that I needed to play better defense. I didn't come out with the same intensity in the second half. So it was a timeout for Candace."Shannon Bobbitt and Sidney Spencer each had 11 for Tennessee (31-3), which improved its record to 22-4 in regional semifinals. The Lady Vols, a part of all 26 NCAA Tournaments, ran their record to 95-19 in the tournament.
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Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||16-41 (.390)||27-56 (.482)|
|3P Made-Attempted||2-14 (.143)||4-17 (.235)|
|FT Made-Attempted||12-14 (.857)||7-12 (.583)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||12 (0/0)||16 (0/0)|