Dec 28, 2014 3:29 PM
No. 8 Tennessee women beat No. 10 Oregon St 74-63
The Associated Press
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Center Isabelle Harrison had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and No. 8 Tennessee beat No. 10 Oregon State 74-63 on Sunday.
Freshman Alexa Middleton added 12 points off the bench as the Lady Vols handed the Beavers (10-1) their first loss.
Tennessee (10-2) has now defeated two straight top-10 opponents. The Lady Vols beat Stanford 59-40 on Dec. 20.
Sydney Wiese led Oregon State with 19 points on 6-for-17 shooting. Ali Gibson added 14.
Middleton scored six consecutive points midway through the second half, and her jumper from the top of the key with 8:10 to play gave the Lady Vols a 56-52 lead.
Tennessee maintained its cushion at the foul line, though the Lady Vols made just 22 of 34 free throws overall. Oregon State went to the line only nine times.
The Beavers failed to score in the final 1:47.
Tennessee trailed late in the first half but scored the final six points to go up 35-34. Oregon State was 6 of 9 on 3-pointers in the first half but 0 for 7 in the second.
Oregon State: Ruth Hamblin, a 6-foot-6 junior center, broke the school's career blocks record. She needed just one against the Lady Vols to match the 208 by Brina Chaney from 2001-04. Hamblin blocked two shots against Tennessee and has 36 this season in 11 games.
Tennessee: The Lady Vols had more Oregonians on their roster than Oregon State. Sophomore center Mercedes Russell, freshman guard Jaime Nared and sophomore guard Jordan Reynolds hail from Oregon. The Beavers have two in-state players.
Oregon State: at UCLA on Saturday.
Tennessee: home against Missouri on Friday.