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WHO HAS THE EDGE? // Tennessee vs. Old Dominion

THREE-POINT SHOOTING

Old Dominion benefited from its inside play against Stanford, shooting just 1 of 12 from three-point range. Tennessee has long-range threat Abby Conklin (3-of-4 against Notre Dame), but don't expect either team to win with its perimeter game. EDGE: Tennessee

REBOUNDING

The Volunteers dominated the offensive boards against the Irish, gaining extra chances to score. EDGE: Tennessee

DEFENSE

Aggressive, physical and creative defense has gotten Old Dominion this far. And as the saying goes, defense wins championships. EDGE: Old Dominion

BENCH

Old Dominion got surprisingly gutsy play from its reserves in overtime after Mery Andrade and Nyree Roberts fouled out. But Tennessee is deeper; all but one player scored in the semifinal. EDGE: Tennessee

COACH

Tennessee has won four national titles, made 10 Final Four appearances and played in the NCAA Tournament every year. Pat Summitt is the common element. EDGE: Tennessee

INTANGIBLES

Old Dominion has defied the experts and kept winning. Tennessee has national final experience, but the Monarchs are on a mission and no one has been able to stop them. EDGE: Old Dominion

_ SHARON GINN

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