The Tennessee Lady Vols won the NCAA title last night, sweeping No. 4 seed Rutgers 59-46 behind a suffocating defensive effort. All-American Candace Parker won her first championship, leading the way with 17 points, as Tennessee broke a nine-year tournament drought. "We were a team that didn't want to be denied," says Coach Pat Summitt.
The win gave Summitt her 947th career victory, and her seventh title. "To win anything you have to be a tight team," Summitt said. "They believed in each other and they all had one goal, to be here in Cleveland and cut down the nets." The loss ended a storybook tournament run for the young Scarlet Knights.