Lady Vols pull away in final 6 minutes to beat Green Bay
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Te'a Cooper scored 15 points, Diamond DeShields added 14 and Tennessee pulled away in the final six minutes to beat Wisconsin-Green Bay 59-53 in the opening round of the NCAA women's tournament on Friday.
The seventh-seeded Lady Vols (20-13) used a 10-0 run to take control in the final minutes after trailing much of the game. No. 10 seed Green Bay (28-5) went 6:07 without scoring after taking a 49-48 lead with 6:11 to play.
Tennessee improved to 28-1 all-time in first-round NCAA play and advanced to Sunday's second-round contest against the winner of the game between No. 2 seed Arizona State and No. 15 New Mexico State.
Allie LeClaire scored 14 points, Kaili Lukan 12 and Jessica Lindstrom 11 for the Phoenix.