Tamika Catchings scored 28 points in No. 5 Tennessee's 88-77 victory over fourth-ranked UCLA yesterday.
Reserve Kara Lawson added 13 of her 19 points in the second half for the visiting Lady Vols (3-1), who have won 11 straight meetings in a series they lead 14-1. Tennessee's only loss to UCLA came in 1981.
"I felt we were in control," Catchings said. "They had a great run in the beginning of the second half where they cut the lead to one, but after that, we broke it open."
Maylana Martin led UCLA (2-1) with 24 points before a Pauley Pavilion crowd announced at 5,052.
* DUKE 63, PENN STATE 49: Georgia Schweitzer scored 18 points and Lauren Rice had 10 points and 11 rebounds to help host Duke (4-1) win its eighth Duke Women's Basketball Classic. Andrea Garner scored 12 to lead No. 9 Penn State (3-1).
* NORTH CAROLINA 72, ARIZONA STATE 68: Juana Brown scored with 15 seconds remaining to help the No. 10 North Carolina women (3-1) hold off Arizona State (3-1), which whittled a 64-51 deficit with 5 minutes 43 seconds left to 70-68 with 41 seconds left.
* WISCONSIN 81, NORTHEASTERN 80: Jessie Stomski had 24 points and 10 rebounds to lead the No. 25 Wisconsin women (3-1) to a double-overtime victory in the Rutgers Coca-Cola Classic in Piscataway, N.J. Lani Lawrence scored 27 to lead Northeastern (2-3).
* CONNECTICUT 101, PEPPERDINE 58: Shea Ralph scored 22 in the home opener for No. 1 Connecticut (4-0), which is 100-2 at Gampel Pavilion over the past six years. Rasheeda Clark scored 19 to lead Pepperdine (1-2).
* LOUISIANA TECH 84, WEBER STATE 47: Tamicha Jackson scored 22 points in 28 minutes for the No. 2 Louisiana Tech women (2-1) in the championship game of the Lady Rebel Shootout in Las Vegas.
* U.S. NATIONAL 74, PURDUE 50: Nell Fortner, the Purdue coach during the 1996-97 season, made a successful return to Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Ind., as coach of the U.S. national team. Katie Douglas led No. 20 Purdue with 17 points.
* CINCINNATI 75, IOWA STATE 60: Kenyon Martin had 22 points, 9 rebounds and 9 blocked shots to lead the No. 1 Cincinnati men (4-0) in the final of the Big Island Invitational in Hilo, Hawaii.
* KANSAS 84, GEORGIA TECH 70: The No. 10 Kansas men (4-0) won the Great Alaska Shootout behind 20 points and 11 rebounds from tournament MVP Drew Gooden. Tony Akins scored 17 for the Yellow Jackets (3-1).
* LSU 68, ST. MARY'S-CALIF. 65: Marie Ferdinand scored a career-high 21 points to lead the No. 22 Louisiana State women (3-1) to an overtime victory in the Walnut Creek Thanksgiving Classic championship game in Moraga, Calif. Tracy Morris scored 18 for Saint Mary's (1-2).
CAPTION: Tennessee's Michelle Snow takes a rebound from Maylana Martin, who led UCLA with 24 points.