Shanna Zolman scored 23 points and Candace Parker added 17 points and 14 rebounds to help second-ranked Tennessee beat No. 16 Texas, 102-61, last night in Knoxville, Tenn.
The Lady Vols (6-0) snapped a four-game losing streak to Texas (3-2), winning for the first time since Dec. 22, 2000 -- and in dramatic fashion.
It was their second blowout of a ranked team this season. They beat then-No. 9 Michigan State, 83-55, a week ago in the Paradise Jam in the Virgin Islands.
The Lady Vols increased their lead at the beginning of the second half to 23 by outscoring Texas 15-6. Zolman hit back-to-back three-pointers in the span. And Tennessee kept pouring it on.
* NORTH CAROLINA 92, CHARLESTON SOUTHERN 38: In Chapel Hill, N.C., freshman reserve Heather Claytor scored 14 points and the No. 7 Tar Heels won their sixth straight. The Tar Heels (6-0) led 50-16 at halftime and utilized their bench players for much of the game.
* CONNECTICUT 72, HARTFORD 47: Barbara Turner had season highs of 14 points and 12 rebounds to lead the No. 8 Huskies in Hartford, Conn. In a game that featured 39 turnovers and 36 fouls, Turner remained the steady hand for the Huskies (6-0).
* TEXAS TECH 63, SACRAMENTO STATE 53: In Lubbock, Tex., LaToya Davis scored 24 points -- including 21 in the second half -- to help the No. 24 Red Raiders end a three-game losing streak. Davis also had nine rebounds for Tech (2-4).
* PURDUE 98, W. MICHIGAN 65: Erin Lawless scored 16 points to lead six Boilermakers in double figures and No. 22 Purdue won in Kalamazoo, Mich. Cherelle George scored 14 and had a game-high five steals for Purdue (4-1).
* UTAH 62, OREGON ST. 53: In Salt Lake City, Kim Smith scored 22 points as the No. 25 Utes handed the Beavers their first loss. Utah (3-1) was in the lead for the entire second half, and Smith's six free throws near the end prevented a late Oregon State (3-1) rally.
* STANFORD 109, PACIFIC 58: Candice Wiggins had 16 points and eight rebounds to lead the No. 12 Cardinal in Stockton, Calif.
Brooke Smith added 20 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 blocks for the Cardinal (4-1) in its final tuneup before a date with second-ranked Tennessee on Sunday.
* NEVADA 72, KANSAS 70: Nick Fazekas scored 21 of his career-high 35 points in the second half and made a disputed block in the closing seconds, and the No. 20 Wolfpack held off the Jayhawks' second-half comeback in Lawrence, Kan. The Wolfpack (4-0) made up for its second-half shooting struggles by finishing 21 for 24 from the line.