Top-ranked Tennessee satisfied its toughest critic — coach Pat Summitt. Shanna Zolman scored 23 points and Tye'sha Fluker added 15...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Top-ranked Tennessee satisfied its toughest critic — coach Pat Summitt.
Shanna Zolman scored 23 points and Tye’sha Fluker added 15 points and eight rebounds to lead the Vols to a 107-39 romp over Princeton.
The win came five days after an 83-59 victory over Louisiana Tech that left Summitt critical of her team’s performance.
“I think they talked about some things since the Louisiana Tech game,” she said. “I was extremely disappointed with how we played [against Louisiana Tech], but I’m extremely proud tonight.”
Tennessee (10-0) shot 59.7 percent from the floor, made 11 of 15 shots from three-point range and had a 52-22 rebounding advantage over the Tigers (6-4).
The Vols’ victory came a day after starting guard Sa’de Wiley-Gatewood announced she was leaving the team, citing stress-related illnesses.
Wiley-Gatewood also said she was frustrated by the lack of freedom she had in running Summitt’s offense.
“I felt like a robot while I was playing,” she said.
At No. 3 Louisiana St. 89, Tulane 60
Seimone Augustus scored 20 points, Sylvia Fowles added 19 and the Tigers (8-0) pulled away from the Green Wave (4-2).
Augustus missed all but one of her first six shots from the field, then went 6 for 9. Fowles was 9 of 15 from the field with 10 rebounds.
No. 5 North Carolina 87,
No. 19 Vanderbilt 67
Ivory Latta contributed 22 points and eight assists as the Tar Heels (11-0) beat the Commodores (8-3) in Myrtle Beach, S.C. North Carolina is off to its best start since beginning the 1994-95 season 18-0.
Christina Wirth, Cherish Stringfield and Nicole Jules led Vanderbilt with 11 points each.
At No. 7 Ohio St. 84,
Sacred Heart 40
Jessica Davenport had 19 points and eight rebounds, and the Buckeyes (7-1) bounced back from Thursday’s 64-48 home loss to Louisiana State by thrashing the Pioneers (6-2).
Debbie Merrill added 14 points and seven rebounds for Ohio State.