9:00 PM ET, April 1, 2007
CLEVELAND -- Candace Parker calmly walked to the middle of the floor, extended her index finger and said the same two words almost everyone wearing Tennessee orange has been muttering for nearly a decade."One more," Parker said. As in one more victory -- and, just maybe, another NCAA title for the Lady Vols. "I really feel like we owe it [to Tennessee]," the sophomore All-American said. "We owe it to ourselves." Parker scored 14 points and made the biggest of Tennessee's record 20 steals, helping the Lady Vols overcome a 12-point deficit and beat North Carolina 56-50 in a national semifinal on Sunday night to set up an NCAA title date with Rutgers. Down 48-36 and on the verge of watching another splendid season end short of a seventh championship, Tennessee outscored the Tar Heels 20-2 down the stretch to earn its 12th trip to the title game.
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