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Tuesday recap: Tennessee overcomes Rutgers, Ohio State continues streak, DePaul beats Princeton, LSU gets back on track

Published on December 14, 2011

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No. 6 Tennessee 67, No. 11 Rutgers 61

Sixth-ranked Tennessee (6-2) rallied on the strength of a 13-0 in the second half to defeat no. 11 Rutgers (9-2), 67-61, Tuesday night in Piscataway in front of a crowd of 6,368. Led by Shekinna Stricklen’s 22 points and nine rebounds, the Lady Vols held the Scarlet Knights scoreless for nearly eight minutes in that crucial span near the end of the game. Taber Spani and Meighan Simmons scored 13 each for Tennessee. April Sykes’ 27 points and seven rebounds was not enough to help her team get the win. Khadijah Rushdan was also in double digits with 16 points. It was the fourth consecutive win for the Lady Vols.

No. 12 Ohio St. 83, Southern 49

In other top 25 action, Ohio State had no trouble putting away Southern (1-5), 83-49.  The Buckeyes were led by Tayler Hill with 21 points, four assists and five steals. Samantha Prahalis added 17 points.

Ohio State is now 9-0 on the season, its best start in 11 years and under head coach Jim Foster. Previously, under Foster, Ohio State began the season 8-0 in 2009-10 before losing at Duke in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Foster is now one win away from 750 career wins.

No. 23 DePaul 78, Princeton 67

DePaul (9-2) earned a road victory at Princeton (9-3). Led by Keisha Hampton, the Blue Demons defeated the Tigers 78-67. Hampton finished with 23 points. Niveen Rasheed led Princeton with 23 points and 18 rebounds.

LSU 58, UCLA 41

LSU won its second straight game after coming off of a 13-day break then beating Alabama St. Head coach Nikki Caldwell, in her first year for the Lady Tigers, coached her squad to the 58-41 victory over her former team. LaSondra Barrett led LSU with 18 points.

TV Tonight, Alumnae calling the game

No. 24 Texas (6-2) hosts Arkansas-Pine Bluff (0-7) at noon. The Longhorn Network will broadcast the game. Texas alumnae Fran Harris (play-by-play) and Clarissa Davis-Wrightsil (analyst) will call the action. KVET-AM 1300 “The Zone” will broadcast the game with Craig Way (play-by-play) and WNBA Atlanta Dream assistant coach Carol Ross (analyst) handling the call.


 

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