Thursday, February 22, 2018
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Tennessee loses first one minus Summitt

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Tennessee's first game of the post-Pat Summitt era revealed in stunning fashion how much has changed for one of the signature programs in women's basketball.

Taylor Hall had 24 points Friday as Chattanooga stunned No. 20 Tennessee 80-71 in the Vols' first game under Holly Warlick, who spent 27 seasons as an assistant on Summitt's staff.

"I think we were a little anxious, sure," Warlick said. "We're young. A new coach. We're playing in a hostile environment. But what it comes down to is you've got to take care of business. We didn't."

Chattanooga never trailed in the second half and beat Tennessee for the first time since Jan. 26, 1973. The Mocs had lost the previous 19 meetings.

NO. 1 BAYLOR 80, LAMAR 34: Brittney Griner had 24 points in 18 minutes, her 81st consecutive double-figure scoring game, as the host Bears opened defense of their national title with their 41st consecutive victory.

NO. 4 STANFORD 72, FRESNO ST. 61: Chiney Ogwumike had 23 points, 17 rebounds and four blocked shots for the host Cardinal to spoil the debut of new Bulldogs coach Raegan Pebley.

NO. 5 MARYLAND 88, Mount ST. MARY'S 47: Tianna Hawkins had 18 points and 10 rebounds and Alicia DeVaughn contributed 15 points and 11 boards as the host Terrapins cruised past their crosstown foe.

NO. 7 NOTRE DAME 57, NO. 19 OHIO ST. 51: Natalie Achonwa had 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Fighting Irish at the Carrier Classic aboard the USS Yorktown outside of Charleston, S.C.

NO. 9 LOUISVILLE 47, NO. 15 TEXAS A&M 45: Jude Schimmel, a sophomore guard, stepped in front of Courtney Walker's inbounds pass at midcourt for a steal and converted a layup with 24 seconds left for the host Cardinals. "I knew they were trying to get something there, so I just focused on that," Schimmel said.

TEXAS 70, NO. 14 ST. JOHN'S 60: Nneka Enemkpali scored a career-high 25 and Chassidy Fussell scored 23 to lead the Longhorns at the WBI Tip Off Invitational game in Daytona Beach. Enemkpali, a sophomore forward, also had 12 rebounds.

NO. 17 W. VA. 76, UNC WILM. 47: Christal Caldwell scored 21 and Ayana Dunning recorded a double double for host West Virginia in the opener for both teams.

NO. 18 NEB. 68, N.C. A&T 50: Lindsey Moore scored 15 and Hailie Sample and Brandi Jeffery added 10 each for the host Cornhuskers in the opener for both teams.

NO. 23 OKLAHOMA ST. 90, CAL POLY 59: Toni Young had 20 points and 10 rebounds and led six players scoring in double figures for host Oklahoma State.

NO. 25 DEPAUL 87, NICHOLLS ST. 57: Brittany Hrynko scored 18 for the host Blue Demons in their opener.

MISSISSIPPI: The program self-imposed a postseason ban for this season after coach Adrian Wiggins and two assistants were dismissed on Oct. 20. Wiggins, Kenya Landers and Michael Landers were fired after a school investigation found academic and recruiting misconduct. Two players were also ineligible.

State: Florida wins its opener easily

GAINESVILLE — Sydney Moss, in her debut, had nine points, 10 rebounds and nine assists as Florida defeated Fairfield 71-49 in its opener.

Junior Vicky McIntyre and sophomore Kayla Lewis had 12 points each to lead the Gators. Moss also led all players with 10 rebounds.

"I think we learned a lot about ourselves tonight, and it was really important," Florida coach Amanda Butler said.

NO. 24 MIAMI 77, N. FLORIDA 24: The Hurricanes got 19 points from Michelle Woods and 17 from Morgan Stroman as they broke the school record for fewest points allowed against an NCAA opponent. Miami allowed 26 to Bethune-Cookman on Jan. 25, 1990. UM also extended its home winning streak to 41.

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