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No. 2 Lady Vols rip No. 4 Lady Bulldogs

| Friday, January 19, 2001 12:00 a.m

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Gwen Jackson and Semeka Randall each scored 20 points as second-ranked Tennessee overcame the loss of Tamika Catchings to beat No. 4 Georgia 85-69 on Thursday night.

Jackson also had 15 rebounds and Michelle Snow scored 15 points and Kara Lawson added 14 for the Lady Vols (17-1, 5-0 Southeastern Conference). Tennessee has won 30 straight in Thompson-Boling Arena since an overtime loss to Georgia in December 1996.

Tawana McDonald led the Lady Bulldogs (15-3, 3-1) with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Coco Miller added 18 points and Kelly Miller had 16.

The Lady Vols avenged last season’s 78-51 loss at Georgia, their worst SEC defeat ever, without Catchings, the All-America senior who tore a knee ligament Monday.

  • No. 1 Connecticut 80, Old Dominion 51 – In Storrs, Conn., rebounding from their first loss of the season, Connecticut defeated Old Dominion as Svetlana Abrosimova scored 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds.

    Tamika Williams had 16 points for UConn, and the Huskies (14-1) shot 59 percent in the second half to rebound from Monday’s loss to Notre Dame.

  • No. 5 Duke 62, No. 22 N. Carolina St. 59 – In Durham, N.C., Georgia Schweitzer scored off a lob pass with 20 seconds left to lift Duke to a victory over North Carolina State.

    Sheanna Mosch inbounded the ball from in front of the Duke bench to a leaping Schweitzer at the basket. She took the pass and put the ball over the outstretched hands of defender Nanna Rivers.

  • No. 6 Purdue 57, Michigan St. 34 – In West Lafayette, Ind., Katie Douglas scored 15 points, and Purdue closed the game on an 18-4 run to defeat Michigan State.

    Camille Cooper scored 11 points and Shalicia Hurns had 10 points and eight rebounds for Purdue. Julie Pagel led Michigan State with 10 points.

  • No. 8 Louisiana Tech 105, W. Kentucky 47 – In Ruston, La., Cheryl Ford scored 24 points, and Louisiana Tech got 47 points from its backups in a victory over Western Kentucky.

    Tech, aided by 21 turnvoers by Western Kentucky, went to its reserves early en route to a 53-16 halftime lead and coasted to its 41st straight conference victory and 65th straight conference victory at home.

  • No. 10 Florida 72, Auburn 59 – In Gainesville, Fla., Tamara Stocks scored 18 points, and Naomi Mobley added 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead Florida to a Southeastern Conference victory over Auburn.

  • No. 12 LSU 87, Kentucky 64 – In Baton Rouge, La., Ke-Ke Tardy had 20 points and nine rebounds – both career highs – as LSU rallied to beat Kentucky.

    LSU shook off an early 18-point deficit, coming back to outscore the Wildcats 45-22 in the second half. It was the fifth-straight loss for Kentucky.

    Marie Ferdinand led LSU with 22 points, Stacey Newton had 16, and April Brown added 15. Angelia Crockett had nine assists. LaTonya McDole led Kentucky with 16 points. Stephanie Stoglin added 12 and Shlia Helm had 10.

  • No. 15 Vanderbilt 85, S. Carolina 56 – In Nashville, Tenn., Zuzana Klimesova scored a career-high 32 points to lead Vanderbilt to a victory over South Carolina.

    Vanderbilt led throughout, with Jenni Benningfield hitting three consecutive 3-pointers in the first two minutes to give the Commodores a 9-3 lead.

  • No. 20 Clemson 72, Georgia Tech 64 – In Atlanta, Erin Batth scored 18 points to lead Clemson to a victory over Georgia Tech.

    Batth hit two free throws to give Clemson a 61-59 lead with 4:08 to play. She made it 63-59 with a basket with 3:19 to play, then stole the ball on Georgia Tech’s next possession. Neisha Butler led the Yellow Jackets with 19 points.

  • Arkansas 72, No. 21 Mississippi St. 45 – In Fayetteville, Ark., Shameka Christon scored 21 points as Arkansas beat Mississippi State.

    Christon hit two 3 pointers as the Lady Razorbacks closed the first half with a 12-0 run to take a 30-16 lead.

  • No. 25 Virginia 83, Richmond 76 – In Charlottesville, Va., Schuye LaRue had 21 points and 18 rebounds and Virginia pulled away with a 16-3 run to start the second half en route to a victory against Richmond.


  • UMBC 62, St. Francis (Pa.) – Jordan Schaffer posted 13 points, while Beth Barnabei added 12 as St. Francis (Pa.) (4-11, 3-3) came up short against UMBC (6-9, 4-2) in Northeast Conference action. Latitia Williams added 10 points and seven rebounds for the Red Flash.

  • Point Park 99, Pitt-Johnstown 93 – Led by Dexter Young’s game-high 32 points, Point Park (12-5) outlasted Pitt-Johnstown (10-9). UPJ was led by Eugene Wilson, who scored 20 points. The Pioneers also had double-figure efforts from Gerald King (25), Fred Jackson (14) and Marco Sanders (10).

  • Tiffin 84, St. Vincent 76 – Ananius Jackson scored 19 points, and teammate Chad Dickaman added 18 for St. Vincent as the Bearcats lost to Tiffin. Tiffin was led by Neil Townsend and Kipp Huntsberger, who each netted 25 points, respectively.

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