No. 1 Vols remain undefeated after No. 13 Georgia


Published: Friday, January 13, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 13, 2006 at 12:00 a.m.
Candace Parker scored a career-high 26 points and No. 1 Tennessee remained undefeated with a 94-85 victory over No. 13 Georgia on Thursday night.
Parker, who was 10-of-15 from the field, also had 10 rebounds and six assists. Sidney Spencer and Shanna Zolman each scored 17 points for the Lady Vols, and Alexis Hornbuckle added 12 despite getting into foul trouble late in the game.
Zolman and Spencer each made two free throws in the final 39 seconds, and Alexis Hornbuckle got a rebound and drove for a layup with 8 seconds to go to help Tennessee hold on.
The Lady Vols (16-0, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) won their 62nd straight league home game. Georgia (11-4, 2-1) was the last SEC team to win in Thompson-Boling Arena in December 1996.
NO. 3 LSU 79, SOUTH CAROLINA 46: Seimone Augustus scored 22 points and host LSU won its 17th straight game in the SEC.
Augustus was 9-for-17 from the field for the Lady Tigers (14-0, 3-0), while Sylvia Fowles had 15 points and 12 rebounds.
Reserve guard Stacy Booker led South Carolina (9-6, 0-3) with 15 points.
NO. 7 CONNECTICUT 92, CINCINNATI 71: Mel Thomas had 16 of her 21 points in the second half to lead host Connecticut to the win.
NO. 8 OHIO ST. 72, IOWA 62: Jessica Davenport had 34 points, 16 rebounds and six assists to help visiting Ohio State get its sixth win in the last seven games.
NO. 9 MICHIGAN ST. 69, WISCONSIN 63: Liz Shimek scored 18 points and grabbed her 1,000th career rebound to lead Michigan State on the road.
NO. 12 PURDUE 60, NO. 17 MINNESOTA 56, OT:
Aya Traore scored 17 of her 19 points in the second half and overtime to lift Purdue on the road.
NO. 23 VANDERBILT 87, MISSISSIPPI ST. 48:
Liz Sherwood scored 16 of her 22 points in the first half to lead Vanderbilt to the victory at home.
Sherwood, the NCAA Division I leader in field goal percentage entering the game at 69.3 percent, hit her first six shots and finished 9-for-12 from the field with nine rebounds.
Vanderbilt (12-4, 1-1) scored the first 14 points of the game and led 46-13 in the final minute of the first half.
Heather Hollis scored 21 points for Mississippi State (6-10, 1-2).

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