LAHAINA, Hawaii (Ticker) -- Tamika Catchings scored 15 of her 20 points in the second half as No. 2 Tennessee broke open a close game and rolled to an 86-58 victory over Clemson in the first round of the Maui Invitational.
Kara Lawson, Kristen Clement and LaToya Davis scored six points apiece after the break, when the Lady Vols (2-0) outscored the Tigers, 48-24.
Lawson and Clement finished with 11 points apiece, while Davis added seven in only 11 minutes.
Tennessee will meet 21st-ranked Illinois in the final after the Fighting Illini defeated Alcorn State, 73-56.
Catchings, Lawson and Clement dominated during a 16-4 run to open the second half that gave the Lady Vols a 54-38 lead with 15:21 left.
Catchings scored six points and had a steal, Lawson also had six points, a rebound and an assist and Clement scored four points, grabbed three rebounds and dished out a pair of assists during the spurt.
The Lady Vols never let the Tigers (1-2) get closer than 13 points the rest of the way, and the final score was their largest margin.
Sophomore forward Chrissy Floyd led Clemson with 16 points and Erin Batth added 12 and seven rebounds.