Lady Vols Oust Monarchs

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Angie Bjorklund scored 19 points and Candace Parker added 14 as top-ranked Tennessee beat No. 24 Old Dominion 83-51 Wednesday night.

Nicky Anosicke added 13 points and seven rebounds for the Lady Vols (7-0), who defeated the Lady Monarchs for the 27th time in their last 28 meetings. Tennessee leads the series 32-9.

Tiffany Green scored 14 points to lead Old Dominion (6-3), which played without leading scorer T.J. Jordan.

Tennessee treated Old Dominion like an unranked opponent, jumping out to a 10-2 lead and expanding its advantage to 33 points in the second half. The Lady Vols, who never trailed, limited the Lady Monarchs to 32 percent shooting from the floor and forced them into 20 turnovers that led to 27 points.

Still, Tennessee looked out of rhythm early in the game, the residual effect of Sunday's hard-fought 83-79 win over No. 4 North Carolina.

The Lady Vols were unusually careless with the ball and lacked much of their characteristic on-court swagger. They had 15 turnovers and just six assists on 15 made baskets in the first half. Tennessee finished the game with a season-high 23 giveaways.


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