No. 2 Tennessee 93, Rutgers 74
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ Nikki Caldwell scored a season-high 18 points as Tennessee defeated Rutgers 93-74 Tuesday night.
The Lady Vols led by as many as 15 points during the first half.
Rutgers last led 16-14 with 13:50 remaining before the halftime break. Tennessee was in firm control after that, leading 43-33 by halftime.
The Lady Vols’ biggest led came with 13:52 left to play in the second half. A 3-point play by Vonda Woods put them up 68-42.
Tennessee shot 44 percent from the field while holding the Lady Knights to 37 percent accuracy. The Lady Vols also managed 18 steals.
Lisa Harrison and Peggy Evans followed Caldwell with 14 points each for Tennessee. Vonda Woods had 12 and Nikki McCray 11.
Caroline DeRoose scored 28 points for Rutgers.