Archive for Saturday, March 3, 2001

TOP 25 women: Vols win 18th in a row

March 3, 2001


Semeka Randall scored 16 points as No. 1 Tennessee beat Alabama 82-52 Friday in the second round of the Southeastern Conference tournament, extending its winning streak to 18 straight.

The top-seeded Vols (29-1) just keep dominating the SEC tournament where they now have won 10 consecutive games, which includes the last three titles. They haven't lost in this tournament since 1997 and will play No. 15 Vanderbilt or 16th-ranked LSU in the semifinals today.

It's the sixth time in the past eight years that Tennessee has sent the Crimson Tide (18-11) packing from this tournament.

No. 4 Duke 75, Wake Forest 68, OT

Greensboro, N.C. Georgia Schweitzer scored 27 points and hit key foul shots in overtime as Duke overcame a miserable start to win in the opening round of the ACC tournament. The top-seeded and defending ACC champion Blue Devils (26-3) fell behind by 15 points. Olivia Dardy had a career-high 30 for Wake.

No. 6 Georgia 80, Mississippi 61

Memphis, Tenn. Coco Miller scored 17 points and Kelly Miller added 14 as Georgia (24-5) reached the semifinals of the SEC tournament for the third straight year.

No. 8 Purdue 81, Ohio State 61

Grand Rapids, Mich. Katie Douglas had 21 points, seven rebounds and five assists to lead Purdue in a quarterfinal game of the Big Ten Conference tournament. Purdue (25-5), the tournament's top seed, advanced to today's semifinals at Van Andel Arena. The Boilermakers will play Michigan.

Arkansas 78, No. 11 Florida 69

Memphis, Tenn. Shameka Christon scored 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Wendi Willits added 22 points as Arkansas held off a second half rally in the second round of the SEC tournament. Seventh-seeded Arkansas (19-11) led by as many as 20 on three occasions early in the second half, but saw the advantage dwindle behind the shooting of Florida guards Tombi Bell and Brandi McCain. The Razorbacks connected on 12-of-16 free throws in the final two minutes to hold off the second-seeded Gators (23-5).

No. 15 Vanderbilt 70, No. 16 LSU 58

Memphis, Tenn. Jillian Danker scored 18 points, all on three-pointers, and Chantelle Anderson added 18 more for Vanderbilt in the second round of the SEC tournament. Third-seeded Vanderbilt (20-8) will play No. 1 Tennessee in the semifinals today.

Michigan 66, No. 19 Penn St. 60

Grand Rapid, Mich. Raina Goodlow had 17 points and 14 rebounds to lead Michigan in the quarterfinals of Big Ten tournament. It was the third time this season second in five days the Wolverines defeated the Lions (19-9). Michigan improved to 18-10. Michigan's defense limited Big Ten scoring leader Kelly Mazzante to 12 points.

Illinois 80, No. 20 Wisconsin 68

Grand Rapids, Mich. Allison Curtin had 20 points and Anne O'Neil scored 18 as Illinois took an early lead and then held on to win a quarterfinal game of the Big Ten tournament. Illinois (16-14), the tournament's sixth-seeded team, will play Iowa, the No. 2 seed, in a semifinal game today. With the game tied 15-all, the Illini scored seven straight points. The Badgers (18-9) trailed 35-27 at halftime and never caught up.

No. 23 Iowa 81, Indiana 76

Grand Rapids, Mich. Cara Consuegra scored 20 points and Lindsey Meder added 19 as Iowa rallied from an 18-point halftime deficit in a quarterfinal game of the Big Ten tournament. Beatrice Bullock scored 12 points and Jill Chapman added 12 rebounds for Iowa (18-9). Indiana's Erin McGinnis scored a career-high 27 points.

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