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NCAA Basketball Scoreboard: Recap
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Tennessee 67, Arizona St. 63
Posted: Thursday December 28, 2000 01:42 AM
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PHOENIX (Ticker) -- Playing before a record crowd of 16,782 at Bank One Ballpark, second-ranked Tennessee held on for a 67-63 victory over Arizona State in the Hoops for the Cure Classic as Tamika Catchings and Gwen Jackson sparked key runs in each half.

Both teams needed time to adjust to the venue, which features a retractable roof and serves as home to baseball's Arizona Diamondbacks. But the Lady Vols (11-0) had enough to hold off Arizona State and remain unbeaten.

Tennessee trailed only briefly but took the lead for good, 4-3, on Michelle Snow's basket with just under 17 minutes left in the first half.

The Sun Devils (7-4) were down, 13-10, before the Lady Vols ran off eight straight points. Catchings made four straight free throws and had five points during the run, which was capped by Kristen Clements' layup for a 21-10 lead with 7:55 left before halftime.

Arizona State got within two points early in the second half and trailed, 37-34, when Tennessee pulled away with an 11-0 burst. Jackson had five points, including a 3-pointer, during the four-minute stretch.

Catchings led all scorers with 24 points on 7-of-10 shooting and pulled down 10 rebounds for the Lady Vols. Clements added 12 points and five assists and Snow grabbed 14 boards.

Levens netted 21 points and Melody Johnson and Betsy Boardman added 10 apiece for Arizona State, which shot just 35 percent (19-of-54).

The teams combined for 45 turnovers.

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