Bobbitt, Volunteers upend Crimson Tide


Published: Monday, January 29, 2007 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 29, 2007 at 12:00 a.m.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Shannon Bobbitt scored 20 points, including six 3-pointers, to lead No. 4 Tennessee over Alabama 80-51.

Three of the 5-foot-2 junior point guard's 3-pointers came in a four-minute span in the second half that saw Tennessee (19-2, 6-0 SEC) go on a run to turn a four-point advantage into a 53-36 lead with 13 minutes to go.

Alabama (10-12, 0-7) never got closer than 15 points the rest of the way.

All-America forward Candace Parker was held to just nine points.

NO. 8 LSU 65, AUBURN 45

Sylvia Fowles scored 19 points and grabbed 20 rebounds to help host LSU beat Auburn.

Quianna Chaney added 17 points for LSU (20-2, 6-1 SEC), which extended the nation's longest homecourt winning streak to 42 games.

Whitney Boddie was the only player in double figures for Auburn (15-7, 2-4) with 14 points.

NO. 2 NORTH CAROLINA 84, NO. 3 MARYLAND 71

Ivory Latta scored a season-high 32 points, and the unbeaten Tar Heels defeated host Maryland.

Latta made four 3-pointers and the Tar Heels made eight of their first nine shots in the second half to open up a 55-35 lead with 15 minutes remaining.

NO. 15 VANDERBILT 61, ARKANSAS 34

Carla Thomas scored 18 points to lead visiting Vanderbilt over Arkansas.

The Lady Commodores (18-4, 4-3 SEC) allowed just 10 field goals in the game, a record low for the Lady Razorbacks in SEC play. The previous low was 12, in a 2003 game against Auburn.

Arkansas (17-5, 3-4) also set a record low in conference play shooting 21.7 percent from the floor.

MISSISSIPPI STATE 73, NO. 22 MISSISSIPPI 71

Marneshia Richard's shot at the buzzer lifted Mississippi State over host Mississippi.

Richard's shot, which was upheld after a video review, came after Ashley Awkward had tied the game at 71 on a 3-pointer with 6.3 seconds remaining.

Mississippi State's Alexis Rack had three of the Bulldogs' nine 3-pointers to finish with 18 points and seven rebounds. Richard scored 15 points for Mississippi State.

NO. 11 GEORGE WASHINGTON 71, LA SALLE 47

Sarah-Jo Lawrence scored 20 points and Jessica Adair added 18 points and 12 rebounds to lead visiting George Washington to its 11th straight win.

Kimberly Beck had 12 points for the Colonials, who also won 11 straight games during the 2003-04 season.

NO. 16 BOWLING GREEN 72, EASTERN MICHIGAN 55

Kate Achter scored 22 points to lead Bowling Green over host Eastern Michigan for the Falcons' 11th straight win.

The Falcons built a 20-point lead in the second half behind Achter and Ali Mann, who scored 19 points.

Kelly Watts led the Eagles with 17 points and Sarah VanMetre had 14.

NO. 19 MIDDLE TENNESSEE 84, LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE 57

Chrissy Given scored 23 points as host Middle Tennessee pulled away in the second half for a victory over Louisiana-Lafayette.

The Blue Raiders won their 16th straight game, setting a new school record.

RUTGERS 63, NO. 23 MICHIGAN STATE 57

Essence Carson scored seven of her 21 points in the final 2:38 to lift host Rutgers over Michigan State.

The Scarlet Knights won for the seventh time in eight games while handing the Spartans their second straight loss to an unranked opponent.

Victoria Lucas-Perry led Michigan State with 13 points.

SOUTH CAROLINA 66, KENTUCKY 56

Melanie Johnson recorded her second consecutive double-double and tied a season-high 12 rebounds as host South Carolina defeated Kentucky.

Johnson collected 12 rebounds and scored a team-high 17 points after scoring only two points in the first half. Carley Ormerod led the Wildcats with 17 points.

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