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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | April 7, 2003
ATLANTA - Tennessee forward Gwen Jackson took a bit of an unplanned vacation in the middle of last night's women's Final Four semifinal game with Duke, going scoreless for 20 minutes. Fortunately for the Lady Vols, Jackson sent a late-game postcard to the Blue Devils, powering Tennessee into tomorrow's national championship game with a 66-56 win over Duke. The Lady Vols will meet Connecticut, which beat Texas, 71-69, for the NCAA title. Jackson, who finished with 25 points and 15 rebounds, made up for lost time, scoring nine straight points in the Lady Vols' decisive second-half kick.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | March 23, 1999
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- It's probably a measure of how little they were regarded that the three Duke women's basketball players and their coach were actually startled last night when someone suggested at a post-game interview that they had made history.Indeed, in knocking off the three-time defending champion Tennessee Lady Vols, 69-63, before 12,235 stunned fans, the 10th-ranked Blue Devils pulled off one of the greatest upsets in the history of the relatively nascent sport of women's basketball.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | January 8, 2000
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- If ever a team were unfamiliar with the concept of underdog, you'd have to figure it would be the Tennessee women's basketball team. The Lady Vols are the standard-bearers of their sport of the college game, with six national championship banners hanging from the rafters of Thompson-Boling Arena. But, heading into today's nationally televised showdown with No. 1 Connecticut here (Channel 13, 4 p.m.), the second-ranked Lady Vols are playing Avis to the Huskies' Hertz, and they don't seem to mind.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | March 23, 1999
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- In one of the biggest upsets in the history of the relatively nascent sport of women's basketball, Duke ended Tennessee's run of three straight championships with a 69-63 win in the East Regional final last night.The Blue Devils (28-6), who lost by 14 to the Lady Vols in a December game, stared down the Tennessee mystique with a flawless game plan and clutch shooting to capture the school's first Final Four berth.Hardly anyone outside Durham gave Duke a chance to stay with, much less beat the top-seeded Lady Vols (31-3)
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By Milton Kent | April 6, 2004
Tonight's game No. 1 Tennessee (31-3) vs. No. 2 UConn (30-4) Site: New Orleans Arena Time: 8:30 TV: ESPN How Tennessee got here: Beat Colgate by 77-54 in the Midwest first round; DePaul, 79-59, in the second round; Baylor, 71-69, in the regional semifinal; Stanford, 62-60, in the regional final and Louisiana State, 52-50, in the national semifinal. How Connecticut got here: Beat Penn by 91-55 in the East first round; beat Auburn, 79-53, in the second round; beat UC-Santa Barbara, 63-55, in the regional semifinal; Penn State, 66-49, in the regional final and Minnesota, 67-58, in the national semifinal.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,Sun Staff Writer | March 26, 1995
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- The bearhug between Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt and her star center, Dana Johnson, with less than a minute to go in last night's Mideast Regional final spoke volumes.Three years of coming ever so close but not quite getting over the hump had come to a glorious end as the third-ranked Lady Vols earned their way to next weekend's Final Four with an 80-59 thumping of No. 5 Texas Tech.And it was Johnson and fellow senior Nikki McCray who powered the Lady Vols (33-2)
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | March 29, 1997
CINCINNATI -- For two weeks, the Notre Dame women's basketball team -- dressing only nine players, including a student manager -- has pulled off more than a few miracles in knocking off higher-ranked and more talented teams on the way to the Final Four.But in last night's national semifinal, the 15th-ranked Irish ran into defending champion Tennessee, which pulled out a few miracles of its own in an 80-66 win that sent the Lady Vols into tomorrow night's championship game against No. 2 Old Dominion.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | April 4, 2005
INDIANAPOLIS - Some things just don't happen. Wile E. Coyote doesn't catch the Road Runner. Martha Stewart doesn't leave crumbs on the tablecloth, and the Tennessee women's basketball team doesn't lose in the Final Four to a team of neophytes. But the Lady Vols squandered a 16-point, second-half lead and a six-point advantage in the final three minutes against Michigan State in the national semifinals last night, as the Spartans won, 68-64, to claim one of the most shocking upsets in women's basketball history.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | January 9, 2000
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Connecticut women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma likes to joke, when asked about Sue Bird, his point guard from New York, that she grew up on "the mean streets of Syosset," where the only thing that was stolen was a newspaper from someone's front porch. The implication, of course, is that Bird's surroundings weren't exactly tough, yet the 5-foot-9 sophomore was plenty tough enough to engineer the top-ranked Huskies' 74-67 win over No. 2 Tennessee yesterday. Bird was brilliant, hitting eight of 10 shots from the floor, as well as seven of eight free throws for a game-high 25 points, along with four steals.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | April 9, 2003
ATLANTA - Connecticut Women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma has succinctly described the difference between his team and the rest of the field as the Huskies have Diana Taurasi and no one else does. It seems simplistic, but it was so accurate in last night's national championship game, as the Huskies won their second straight title on the back of Taurasi, with a 73-68 win over Tennessee. Taurasi, who didn't score for the first 8:45, made up for lost time with 28 points on a variety of shots, inside and out, in a magnificent performance.
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