No. 24 Lady Monarchs Fall To No.1 Tennessee, 83-51
Dec. 5, 2007
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Angie Bjorklund scored 19 points and Candace Parker added 14 as top-ranked Tennessee beat No. 24 Old Dominion 83-51 Wednesday night.
Nicky Anosike added 13 points and seven rebounds for the Lady Vols (7-0), who defeated the Lady Monarchs for the 27th time in their last 28 meetings. Tennessee now leads the series 32-9. Tiffany Green scored 14 points to lead Old Dominion (6-3), which played without leading scorer T.J. Jordan.
Jordan, who averages almost 17 points per game for the Lady Monarchs, missed the contest with a foot injury. Megan Pym and Jessica Canady, who averaged 10.5 points each for Old Dominion entering the game, were held to seven and six points respectively.
Tennessee, which gave up a school-record 57 rebounds against North Carolina, was more successful against Old Dominion, outrebounding the Lady Monarchs 45-35. However, they were beaten 16-13 on the offensive end.
Meanwhile, Old Dominion entered the Top 25 for the first time since 2002 this week. The Lady Monarchs have made 15 straight NCAA tournament appearances and 24 overall. Only Tennessee and Louisiana Tech have more. ODU has won three national titles, the last in 1985. They lost to the Lady Vols in the 1997 NCAA title game.
The Lady Monarchs' three 2007 losses have come against teams ranked in the top five. Their previous defeats were against No. 2 UConn and fourth-ranked Stanford.