KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Taber Spani scored 20 points and third-ranked Tennessee outlasted No. 7 Miami 92-76 on Tuesday night in the State Farm Tip-Off Classic.
The game was tied 42-all at halftime before the Lady Vols (2-0) unleashed an 18-4 run to open the second half. A layup by Glory Johnson made it 60-46 with 16:19 to go.
The Hurricanes charged back with nine unanswered points to cut Tennessee's margin to seven, and with 7:31 to go Shenise Johnson hit a jumper to cut the Lady Vols' lead to 73-68.
Miami would get no closer. Two possessions later, Spani took an inbound pass with 10 seconds on the shot clock and launched a 3-point attempt that hit nothing but net as the buzzer sounded, kicking off an 11-0 run.
Riquna Williams scored 24 points for Miami (1-1), which turned the ball over 21 times.
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