Feb. 27, 2005
Shanna Zolman scored 15 of her 17 points in the first half. Her 3-pointer with 11:17 left in the first half broke a 17-17 tie and put the Lady Vols (23-4, 13-1 Southeastern Conference) ahead to stay.
Zolman, who went 3-of-4 from behind the arc, hit two more 3-pointers in the final 3:23 before intermission. Tennessee lead by as many as 21 before taking a 52-36 lead at the break.
Alexis Hornbuckle also finished with 17 for the Lady Vols, who shot 58 percent and made 30-of-35 free throws. Ely and Anosike combined for 12-of-18 shooting. Hornbuckle went 5-for-5 from the field and 6-of-6 from the free-throw line.
Alabama (13-14, 4-10) got more than half of its scoring from two players - Natasha Gamble had 23 and Monique Bivins added 22. The Crimson Tide shot 9-of-30 from 3-point range.
Gamble's 3-pointer with 17:13 left cut Tennessee's lead to 56-45, and the Crimson Tide got closer only once in the second half when Navonda Moore hit two free throws to trail 75-65.
Hornbuckle came back with a 3-pointer 23 seconds later to extend the lead.