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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. --- Angie Bjorklund scored 19 points and Candace Parker added 14 as top-ranked Tennessee beat No. 24 Old Dominion 83-51 Wednesday night.

Nicky Anosicke added 13 points and seven rebounds for the Lady Vols (7-0).

Tiffany Green scored 14 points to lead Old Dominion (6-3), which played without leading scorer T.J. Jordan.

NO. 2 CONNECTICUT 75, VIRGINIA 45

In Hartford, Conn., Tina Charles scored 18 points and Brittany Hunter added 14 as No. 2 Connecticut beat Virginia, moving to 7-0 for the 12th time since 1994.

Charles was 8-for-9 from the field, and Hunter was 7-for-9 as the Huskies dominated the Cavaliers (6-4) in the post.

NO. 3 MARYLAND 74, MIDDLE TENNESSEE 69

In College Park, Md., Kristi Toliver scored 19 points and started a late 11-0 run to help No. 3 Maryland hold off Middle Tennessee's upset bid.

Maryland coach Brenda Frese, who is pregnant with twins, wasn't on the bench because of an illness that swept through the team. The game was the third Frese has missed this season.

The Terrapins (11-1), who suffered their first loss of the season Monday at Rutgers, were sluggish throughout, unable to pull away from a Blue Raiders team that had lost consecutive games to Southern Conference opponents.

NO. 14 AUBURN 99, COLGATE 47

In Auburn, Ala., freshman Ruth Ketcham scored 26 points to lead No. 14 Auburn to a win over Colgate.

Alli Smalley had 16 points, Dewanna Bonner added 14 and Sherrell Hobbs 13 for the Tigers (9-0). Whitney Boddie added six points, five rebounds and eight assists.

NO. 16 NOTRE DAME 86, BOWLING GREEN 84

In Bowling Green, Ohio, Charel Allen's jumper with 1 second left gave Notre Dame a win over Bowling Green.

After Bowling Green's Kate Achter made two free throws to tie it at 84-84 with 27 seconds remaining, Allen drove the ball down the court and took it the top of the foul line, where she hit a 15-foot jumper for the win.


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