No. 1 Vols lose to Wildcats


Published: Friday, January 27, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 27, 2006 at 12:00 a.m.
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Top-ranked Tennessee lost consecutive games for the first time in nine years when Kentucky upset the Lady Vols 66-63 on Thursday night.
Jenny Pfeiffer scored 16 points, including two free throws with 15 seconds left to put the Wildcats ahead by one. Sidney Spencer then missed a 3-pointer for Tennessee and fouled Nastassia Alcius, who hit two foul shots with 3 seconds to go for the final margin.
The Lady Vols (18-2, 4-1 Southeastern Conference), who figured to drop from the top spot anyway after their 22-point loss Monday against No. 2 Duke, will almost certainly fall farther now.
Tennessee had beaten Kentucky (15-4, 4-2) 24 straight times since January 1986 and entered with a 40-5 advantage in the series.
  • NO. 2 DUKE 97, CLEMSON 65: Lindsey Harding scored 17 points and visiting Duke matched its best start at 20-0 with a victory over Clemson.
    The biggest question for the Blue Devils (7-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) coming in was whether they could keep their intensity up after beating top-ranked Tennessee 75-53 on Monday night. The answer, after a sluggish start, was yes.
  • NO. 6 MARYLAND 79, GEORGIA TECH 71: Crystal Langhorne scored 19 of her 23 points in the second half, teaming with Shay Doron to help No. 6 Maryland wear down visiting Georgia Tech.
  • NO. 7 OHIO ST. 73, WISCONSIN 46: Jessica Davenport had 19 points and 14 rebounds and became host Ohio State's career leader in blocked shots, leading the seventh-ranked Buckeyes to a victory over Wisconsin.
  • NO. 8 PURDUE 73, NO. 16 MICHIGAN ST 53:
    Katie Gearlds scored 23 points and Aya Traore added 17 to lead No. 8 Purdue to a win over visiting Michigan State.
  • NO. 14 MINNESOTA 79, NORTH DAKOTA ST. 70:
    Jamie Broback scored a career-high 33 points, 25 in the second half, to lead host Minnesota past pesky North Dakota State.
  • NO. 15 GEORGIA 75, SOUTH CAROLINA 64:
    Tasha Humphrey scored 18 points and Sherill Baker added 13 in the second half to lift No. 15 Georgia to a victory over host South Carolina.
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