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Vols rip Illinois

November 26, 2000

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— Second-ranked Tennessee opened its game against No. 21 Illinois on Saturday with a 25-3 run, then Michelle Snow capped the first half with a dunk.

Tennessee (3-0) went on to a 111-62 victory in the championship game of the inaugural women's Maui Invitational, highlighted by just the fifth dunk in a game in the history of women's college basketball.

"I did grab the rim because the last time they said I didn't grab the rim so it didn't count," Snow quipped.

No. 3 Duke 97, Duquesne 66

Durham, N.C. Freshman Rometra Craig scored 17 points as Duke advanced to the finals of the Duke Women's Classic.

No. 4 Purdue 86, Montana State 61

Cancun, Mexico Katie Douglas scored 18 points and led four players in double figures.

No. 7 Rutgers 54, Vermont 29

Piscataway, N.J. Rutgers held Vermont to a school-record low 29 points.

No. 9 Penn State 86, No. 10 LSU 52

St. Thomas, Virgin Islands Kelly Mazzante scored 24 points in the third-place game of the Paradise Jam Classic.

No. 13 Texas Tech 81, No. 17 SW Missouri St. 77

St. Thomas, Virgin Islands Plenette Pierson had 27 points and 10 rebounds as Texas Tech won the Paradise Jam Classic.

No. 15 Mississippi State 66, New Mexico 59

Albuquerque, N.M. LaToya Thomas scored 27 points and Mississippi State held New Mexico scoreless over the final two minutes.

No. 16 Virginia 67, Loyola 46

Baltimore Schuye LaRue scored 20 of her game-high 26 points in the first half.

No. 20 Auburn 94, Bowling Green 61

Auburn, Ala. Carol Smith and Tasha Hamilton each scored 16 points to lead Auburn.

No. 22 North Carolina St. 48, Arkansas 46

Honolulu Carisse Moody and Tynesha Lewis each scored 15 points.

No. 23 Xavier 84, Loyola Marymount 68

Los Angeles Taru Tuukkanen scored 19 points and three teammates scored in double figures.

No. 25 Vanderbilt 92, Boston U. 56

Nashville, Tenn. Zuzi Klimesova had 24 points and 16 rebounds.

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