Women's basketball roundup

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HARTFORD, Conn. - Candace Parker left an emphatic mark on Tennessee's storied rivalry with Connecticut.

Kentucky's Jennifer Humphrey blocks a shot by Ohio State's Brandie Hoskins during the second half. The Lady Wildcats gave the Lady Buckeyes problems on Saturday but No. 7 Ohio State pulled out a last-second victory.  Associated Press
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Kentucky's Jennifer Humphrey blocks a shot by Ohio State's Brandie Hoskins during the second half. The Lady Wildcats gave the Lady Buckeyes problems on Saturday but No. 7 Ohio State pulled out a last-second victory.

Parker scored 30 points, including the sixth dunk of her career, grabbed 12 rebounds and blocked six shots to help No. 4 Tennessee hold off fifth-ranked Connecticut 70-64 on Saturday at the Hartford Civic Center.

Sidney Spencer added 14 points for the Lady Vols (14-1), who have now beaten their rivals three consecutive times.

NO. 1 MARYLAND 97, MICHIGAN STATE 57

In College Park, Md., Crystal Langhorne scored 28 points on 13-for-14 shooting, Kristi Toliver made four 3-pointers and top-ranked Maryland snapped Michigan State's five-game winning streak.

Defending national champion Maryland (17-0) has won 23 in a row and is off to the best start in school history.

NO. 7 OHIO ST. 53, KENTUCKY 51

In Columbus, Ohio, Marscilla Packer's jumper with 16 seconds left lifted Ohio State past Kentucky.

Jessica Davenport led Ohio State (13-1) with 24 points and 12 rebounds.

NO. 8 OKLAHOMA 77, NEBRASKA 69

LINCOLN, Neb. - Courtney Paris shook off early foul trouble to score 19 points and Kendra Moore had a career-high 18 to rally Oklahoma past Nebraska.

Paris added 14 rebounds for her 41st consecutive double-double.

NO. 9 BAYLOR 71, KANSAS 64

In Lawrence, Kan., Bernice Mosley had 21 points and 11 rebounds to help Baylor get a win.

It was the 12th consecutive win for Baylor.

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