With a $19 million face-lift, the expanded Thompson-Boling Arena gave the Lady Vols an even bigger home court edge in 2007-08. (The imposing number of championship banners and retired jerseys on the rafters didn't hurt either.) Tennessee went 13-1 at home.
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When you have Candace Parker, you always have the advantage, as Notre Dame learned in the Sweet 16. The junior forward left the Fighting Irish in her dribbling wake, pouring in a career-high 34 points and grabbing 13 rebounds as Tennessee won going away, 74-64.
The view from the top was sweet for Shannon Bobbitt and the rest of the net-cutting Lady Vols after they smothered Stanford in the NCAA final in Tampa. With the victory Tennessee claimed back-to-back titles and its eighth national championship.