The game featured two Hall of Fame coaches with Pat Summitt and C. Vivian Stringer of Rutgers. The long-time friends and have combined for nearly 1,950 victories during their illustrious careers.
Trailing 54-51 with 8:33 left, Tennessee (6-2) scored 13 consecutive points, holding Rutgers without a point for nearly 8 minutes. Vicki Baugh started the burst with a layup and Meighan Simmons hit consecutive 3-pointers to give the Lady Vols a 61-54 lead. Taber Spani hit another 3 with 1:52 left to seal the victory.
NO. 12 OHIO STATE 83,
SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY 49
In Columbus, Ohio., Tayler Hill had 21 points, four assists and five steals in 29 minutes to lead Ohio State to a victory over Southern University.
Ohio State (9-0) can match the 2000-01 team for the program’s best start in the NCAA era since (1982-83) with a win Saturday at California.
Kendra Coleman had 14 points for Southern (1-5), which has lost five in a row.
NO. 23 DEPAUL 78,
In Princeton, N.J., Anna Martin had 14 points, eight rebounds and six assists to lead DePaul past Princeton.
Keisha Hampton scored 23 points for DePaul (9-2), while Katherine Harry and Brittany Hrynko added 12 apiece.
Niveen Rasheed had 23 points and a career-high 18 rebounds for Princeton
(7-3), which also got 14 points and nine rebounds from Devona Allgood. Kate Miller and Lauren Edwards had 10 points apiece.