Knoxville, Tenn. Top-ranked Tennessee raised a banner celebrating last season's NCAA title over their home court on Sunday then played like national championship contenders in a 92-67 win over No. 21 Texas.
The Lady Vols (3-0) dominated inside, grabbed steals and forced turnovers. They finished with 42 points in the paint, 40 points off turnovers and 18 steals.
"We love to play fast, to make the rebound and control the boards," Tennessee's Alexis Hornbuckle said.
Candace Parker led the team, grabbing six rebounds and scoring 21 points, including Tennessee's first 11. She was one of seven Lady Vols to score in the first half.
Parker said she was excited to see the banner honoring her first national championship.
"Our class came in wanting to win a national championship, and to see the banner raised was an amazing feeling," she said.
The Longhorns (2-1) got within 15 points twice before halftime.