UCLA Falls to Tennessee, 61-47
Nov. 28, 2009
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Taber Spani scored 16 points and No. 6 Tennessee beat UCLA 61-47 on Saturday, handing former Lady Volunteers assistant Nikki Caldwell a loss on the Bruins bench.
Caldwell played for Tennessee from 1990-94 and coached there from 2002-08. She took over the Bruins at the start of last season, but failed to become the first former Tennessee player to beat coach Pat Summit.
UCLA led throughout the first half and trailed 43-40 with 9:10 left, when the Lady Vols launched a 10-2 run. A 3-pointer by Angie Bjorklund gave Tennessee a 53-42 lead with 5:12 left, and the Lady Vols kept a double-digit advantage the rest of the game.
Bjorklund finished with 12 points, and Glory Johnson added 11. Kelley Cain grabbed 11 rebounds.
Markel Walker led UCLA with 19 points and 14 rebounds.