Lady Vols top Creighton, advance to Sweet 16

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kamiko Williams scored 15 points and Tennessee pulled away in the second half to beat Creighton 68-52 on Monday night, advancing to the Oklahoma Regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament.

The second-seeded Lady Vols (26-7), who are 52-0 in NCAA tournament games on their home floor, will play Oklahoma or UCLA on Sunday.

Tennessee is the only program to play in all 32 women’s NCAA tournaments. The lone time the Lady Vols fell short of the regional semifinals came when they lost 71-55 to Bowling Green in a 2009 first-round game.

Alexis Akin-Otiko scored 12 points for No. 10 seed Creighton (25-8), which was denied its first appearance in a regional semifinal.

Tennessee led 35-31 early in the second half before a 13-0 run broke the game open. Creighton couldn’t cut the margin below nine points the rest of the way.