No. 5 Vols Deal No. 11 Sun Devils First Loss Of Season
Nov. 19, 2006
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Candace Parker scored 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead No. 5 Tennessee past No. 11 Arizona State 83-74 Sunday, snapping the Sun Devils' 26-game home winning streak.
The Volunteers (3-0) used a 15-3 run midway through the second half to break open a 52-48 game.
Emily Westerberg had 21 points and six rebounds to lead the Sun Devils (4-1) but picked up her fourth foul with 12:58 left in the middle of the Volunteers' decisive run. Tennessee then ran off 10 straight points to take a 77-53 lead with 8:29 left.
Sidney Spencer added 18 points and Alexis Hornbuckle 13 for Tennessee, which beat its second straight Pac-10 opponent after beating UCLA on Thursday night. The Volunteers play at home against Stanford on Friday.
Reagan Pariseau was 4-of-5 from the field and scored 15 points for the Sun Devils. Briann January added 14 points and six assists for Arizona State, which had won its first four games by an average of 31.5 points.
Tennessee shot 34-of-62 from the field and outrebounded the Sun Devils 36-29.
The Volunteers made 6-of-8 shots during the key second-half run while holding Arizona State to Pariseau's 20-footer during the five-minute stretch.
Parker, who got her first double-double of the season and 11th in her career, had 18 points and seven rebounds in the first half.