Tennessee Coach Pat Summitt, ever the perfectionist, could find little wrong with her team's performance last night as the No. 2 Lady Vols dominated in every conceivable way in a 113-55 victory over No. 21 Old Dominion in Knoxville, Tenn.
Semeka Randall led Tennessee (10-1) with 21 points. Kara Lawson, the 1999 All-Met Player of the Year from West Springfield, had 15 points for the Lady Vols (10-1), who scored 63 first-half points.
Lucienne Berthieu had 18 points for Old Dominion (7-3), which allowed the most points in school history.
The Lady Vols tied a season high with eight three-pointers and outrebounded Old Dominion 51-26. Tennessee, which hit its first seven shots from the field, made 57 percent of its field goals overall.
"I told our team we did some really good things [Monday night] both offensively and defensively," Summitt said. "Our defense is playing well and we are playing well together offensively. We have shown a lot of improvement in the last four games."
NORTH CAROLINA STATE 79, NORTH CAROLINA 72: In Chapel Hill, N.C., Tynesha Lewis and Monica Bates combined to make nine three-pointers as No. 3 North Carolina State remained undefeated.
Lewis had 20 points, and Bates added 19 for the Wolfpack (12-0, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), which beat North Carolina (9-3, 1-1) for the fourth straight time. Kaayla Chones had 13 points and a career-high 20 rebounds for North Carolina State.
"I've said all along that one of the main strengths of this team is its balance on offense. We know we can give the ball to any person and that person won't hesitate to shoot," Coach Kay Yow said.
LaQuanda Barksdale and Nikki Teasley each scored 17 points for the Tar Heels.
TULANE 91, SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI 77: In New Orleans, Salome Hector came off the bench to score a career-high 29 points to keep No. 19 Tulane (12-0) undefeated. Hector hit her first 13 free throws, and 14 of 16 on the night. Before Monday, Hector had never scored more than 10 points in a game.
Janell Burse had 28 points and 20 rebounds for Southern Mississippi (6-6).
MISSISSIPPI STATE 90, PEPPERDINE 80: LaToya Thomas had 20 points and 10 rebounds as No. 20 Mississippi State (11-0) won in Malibu, Calif. Freshman Damaris Hinojosa scored a career-high 24 points to lead the Waves (6-6).
BOSTON COLLEGE 66, HOLY CROSS 42: In Boston, Nicole Conway scored 16 points the No. 25 Eagles to their eighth win in a row. Becky Gottstein added 12 rebounds for the Eagles (12-3).
SANTA BARBARA 75, NEBRASKA 66: In Santa Barbara, Calif., Kristi Rohr scored 18 for the No. 22 Gauchos (10-3). Brooke Schwartz scored 17 for the Cornhuskers (6-5).