KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Angie Bjorklund made six 3-pointers and scored 26 points as No. 4 Tennessee outlasted speedy Virginia for a 85-73 win on Thursday night.
Virginia got off to a quick start, hitting its first eight shots and used a 9-0 run to take a 17-9 lead with 15:45 in the first half.
Tennessee (3-0) switched to a zone defense to slow Virginia down and rally back. A 3-point basket by Shekinna Stricklen tied the game at 32 with 6:42 in the first half, and the Lady Vols held a 41-39 lead at halftime.
Tennessee opened the second half with an 8-0 run to take a 49-39 lead with 15:36 left, and Virginia didn't score until a pair of free throws by Ataira Franklin with 14:39 to go. The Lady Vols pushed the margin to as many as 18 points as the Cavaliers (2-1) quickly found themselves in foul trouble.
Ariana Moorer led Virginia with 24 points.
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