Tennessee Slips By Stanford

Dec. 17, 2000

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Michelle Snow scored 18 points, including thego-ahead basket, as No. 2 Tennessee rallied for the final 12 points to beat No.15 Stanford 63-58 Sunday.

The Lady Vols (9-0) trailed by seven points with 5 1/2 minutes left. They tookthe lead 59-58 on Snow's one-handed shot off an assist by Tamika Catchings with2:32 to go.

With one minute remaining, Snow missed a shot and crashed to the floor withStanford's Susan King for the loose ball and was fouled. She made one freethrow, then King picked up her fifth foul when she intentionally fouledCatchings with 2.5 seconds left. Catchings made both free throws to clinch thewin.

King, a freshman, led all scorers with 21 points for Stanford (5-2), whichhas lost to Tennessee four straight times and had not played in two weeks.

Catchings finished with 11 points and 12 rebounds for Tennessee, which shotonly 19-for-59 from the floor.

Catchings made a steal and a basket with 9:38 left, cutting the deficit to52-48. On the next possession, she made one free throw.

On Stanford's next miss, she got the rebound and Semeka Randall scored,reducing the Cardinal lead to 52-51 with 8:07 left. Stanford then scored sixpoints, restoring the lead to seven 2 1/2 minutes later.

King drove inside and Lauren St. Clair got another basket underneath. ThenKing made two free throws, putting Stanford ahead 58-51 with 5:33 to go.

Stanford took a 31-28 lead at halftime after stifling the Lady Vols' offensewith tight defense. King scored 12 points in the first half, as Tennessee triedfive different players to guard her.

The Lady Vols made only 10 of 36 from the floor in the half.

Associated Press Writer

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