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