Two Of The Four?

TAMPA - As game two of the ESPNU Invitational gets set to begin between the No. 1 Tennessee Lady Vols and the No. 9 Oklahoma Sooners, one must wonder if Tampa will see these two teams again.

With the Final Four being played at the St. Pete Times Forum here in Tampa in April, the Lady Vols and Sooners will look to get the feel of the arena. Because at least the Lady Vols plan on being here again, looking for their eighth national title.

This game's storyline is apparent. Candace Parker vs. Courtney Paris. CP3's go head to head.

The Sooners are 0-1 after losing to No. 4 Maryland on Nov. 11, 76-66. Their extremely tough schedule could see them fall to 0-2, against two teams ranked inside the Top 5.

For the Lady Vols, they struggled in their opener against Chattanooga in Knoxville en route to a 20-point victory. They held just a four-point lead at the half.

The Lady Vols got 23 points and seven rebounds from Parker in that one, but needed more production from everywhere else. Freshman Vicki Baugh did score 11 points.

The Lady Vols uniform's are looking a lot brighter this season, and Oklahoma's sports some interesting tubing down the sides.

This crowd is all for the Lady Vols, their fans travel extremely well.

What an amazing early season matchup between two Top 10 teams. This one will be exciting.

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