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.
    Jamie Broback scored a career-high 33 points, 25 in the second half, to lead host Minnesota past pesky North Dakota State.
    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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