Lady Vols pressure hurting Texas

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.- No. 1 Tennessee has used a dominating defensive effort in the first half to jump on top of No. 21 Texas 51-32 at the half. The Lady Vols have foced 18 Texas turnovers in the opening 20 minutes.

Texas shot 40 percent in the first half, but gave the Lady Vols 24 points off turnovers.

Tennessee jumped on top early as Candace Parker scored the Lady Vols first 11 points. At one point the score was Parker 11, Texas 6. Parker finished the half with 17 points.

The Longhorns staged a mini-comeback cutting hte lead to 16, after making three 3-pointers in four minutes, but four late turnovers allowed Tennessee to stretch the lead back to 19.

Tennessee freshman Angie Bjorklund has 13 points including three 3-pointers. Texas is led in scoring by Brittainey Raven with 12.

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