Candace Parker scored 29 points and No. 2 Tennessee dodged a huge upset bid with a 75-68 overtime victory over Arkansas last night in Fayetteville, Ark.
The Lady Volunteers led 62-59 with less than 15 seconds left in regulation when Arkansas was forced to foul Shannon Bobbitt. Bobbitt missed the front end of a one-and-one and Arkansas rebounded. Dominique Washington's three-pointer missed, but the ball was knocked back to Washington, who made an open three-pointer to tie it at 62. Parker's long shot at the end of regulation rimmed out.
Bobbitt had 15 points for Tennessee (26-2, 13-0 Southeastern Conference) and Alexis Hornbuckle added 12. Washington scored 21 points -- all on three-pointers -- for Arkansas (18-11, 3-10).
· VANDERBILT 68, LSU 58:Carla Thomas scored 23 points and the No. 12 Commodores beat the visiting No. 7 Tigers for their seventh straight victory and first over a top 10 team since March 2003.
With the win, Vanderbilt (24-4, 10-3) snapped a tie with LSU for third and moved into a tie with Georgia for second in the SEC, though Georgia holds the tiebreaker. LSU (23-6, 9-4) has lost three of its last four.
· OHIO ST. 78, PENN ST. 61:Jessica Davenport scored 26 points and Ashlee Trebilcock had 17 to help the host No. 5 Buckeyes clinch at least a share of their third Big Ten title in a row.
Ohio State (25-2, 14-1) leads Purdue by a game heading into their regular season finale at Michigan on Sunday. Star Allen added 22 points for the Buckeyes, who captured a piece of their 10th Big Ten title. Tyra Grant scored 17 points for the Nittany Lions (13-15, 6-9).
· PURDUE 76, IOWA 52:Katie Gearlds scored 28 points and Erin Lawless added 18 to help the No. 15 Boilermakers win at home.
Purdue (24-5, 13-2 Big Ten) had lost two of its previous three home games. Kristi Smith led Iowa (13-15, 5-10) with 11 points.
· ILLINOIS 56, MICHIGAN ST. 46:Lori Bjork had 12 points and Chelsea Gordon and Erin Wigley added nine apiece to help the Illini upset the No. 20 Spartans.
Victoria Lucas-Perry led Michigan State (21-7, 12-3 Big Ten) with 14 points and six rebounds, while guard Mia Johnson added 11 points. Illinois (18-9, 8-7) led 31-21 at halftime.
· NORTH CAROLINA 96, WAKE FOREST 47:Camille Little scored 19 points and Ivory Latta had 14 to help the No. 4 Tar Heels cruise at home.
UNC (27-2, 11-2 ACC) took an early 18-3 lead, then to 29-5 thanks largely to its relentless pressure defense. The Tar Heels had 13 steals in the first half, led by Latta's four and Little's three. The Demon Deacons fell to 9-18, 0-13.
· DELAWARE 77,JAMES MADISON 67:Tyresa Smith scored 32 points to help the host Blue Hens upset the No. 22 Dukes and end their 16-game winning streak.
It was Delaware's second victory over a top 25 team this season. Delaware (23-4, 14-2 CAA) beat then-No. 20 Kentucky, 86-70, on Nov. 24. Merideth Alexis led James Madison (24-3, 15-1) with 22 points.
· MIDDLE TENNESSEE 68, TROY 60:Chrissy Givens had 31 points and 13 rebounds for her sixth double-double of the season to lead the visiting No. 17 Blue Raiders to their 22nd consecutive victory.
Krystle Horton had 14 points and 10 rebounds for Middle Tennessee (25-3, 17-0 Sun Belt Conference).
· STANFORD 65, UCLA 54:Jayne Appel scored 24 points to help the No. 8 Cardinal overcome the absence of leading scorer Candice Wiggins (injured hamstring) and clinch at least a share of its seventh straight Pac-10 title.
Host Stanford (24-4, 16-1) is already ensured the top seed in next week's conference tournament. The Bruins fell to 13-16, 7-10.
· WIS.-GREEN BAY 73, WRIGHT ST. 42:Kayla Groh and Katy Harty each scored 12 points to lead the No. 24 Phoenix to its 19th straight win.
Wisconsin-Green Bay (22-3, 13-0 Horizon League) stretched its home winning streak to 12 games. The Phoenix has won nine straight over the Raiders (7-17, 5-8).
· GEORGIA TECH73, VIRGINIA 49:In Atlanta, Stephanie Higgs scored 25 points and Chioma Nnamaka added 18 to lead the Yellow Jackets (18-10, 9-5 ACC). Janie Mitchell had 17 points and 12 rebounds.
Freshmen Monica Wright and Paulisha Kellum each scored 12 points for the Cavaliers (15-13, 4-9).
· OLD DOMINION 80, GEORGE MASON 52:Tiffany Jordan had 15 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Monarchs (18-8, 14-1 CAA) in Norfolk.
Lateisha Wade led the Patriots (8-18, 2-14) with 15 points.