Lady Vols Squeak by Rutgers...Literally - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Jarvis Greer

Lady Vols Squeak by Rutgers...Literally

Nicky Anosike sank two free throws with

two-tenths of a second left and No. 1 Tennessee rallied to beat No.

5 Rutgers 59-58 on Monday night in a rematch of last season's

national championship game.

Trailing 58-57, Anosike grabbed an offensive rebound and was

grabbed by Kia Vaughn from behind. Unclear whether the foul had

come before time expired, the Rutgers bench began to celebrate, but

officials reviewed the play and determined that the foul had been

committed just before the buzzer.

Television replays showed the game clock seemed to pause as

Anosike came down with the ball and two-tenths remained on the

clock, leading to the controversial finish.

Anosike camly stepped up and hit the two free throws to seal the

victory.

"It's unfortunate that those kinds of things happen," Rutgers

coach C. Vivian Stringer said. "I'm getting used to it now."

Candace Parker, who bruised her knee in the Lady Vols' last

game, had 27 points and 10 rebounds, and Angie Bjorklund added 13.

Epiphanny Prince had 21 points for Rutgers, and Essence Carson

added 18.

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