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LADY VOLS TAKE CHAMPIONSHIP

No. 1 seed returns to top of NCAA tourney in easy brush past Rutgers
By J. Kelman,  Newser User
Posted Apr 4, 2007 7:34 AM CDT

(Newser) – 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.

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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. (Read more basketball stories.)

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