STANFORD, Calif. Finally, it was Candice Wiggins' and Stanford's turn in the long rivalry with Tennessee.
Rosalyn Gold-Onwude scored nine of Stanford's 10 points in overtime, Wiggins sunk one of two free throws with 28.6 left and finished with 22 and the No. 5 Cardinal shocked previously unbeaten and top-ranked Tennessee 73-69 on Saturday night to end an 11-game losing streak in the series.
Tennessee star Candace Parker missed the first of two free throws with 30.5 seconds left after scoring the tying basket with 7.4 seconds left in regulation to force OT. Tennessee had a chance in the final 30 seconds of overtime but Shannon Bobbitt turned the ball over with 8 seconds left.
Wiggins scored Stanford's final six points of regulation but missed two free throws with 16.9 seconds left and Parker answered with the tying score on the other end, sending the game into extra time at 63 all.
Jayne Appel had 19 points and 14 rebounds and freshman Kayla Pedersen's outstanding defense on Parker was a key factor in the upset, Stanford's first win over Tennessee since an 82-65 victory on Dec. 15, 1996, in Knoxville during the Cardinal's last Final Four season.
Parker finished with 25 points, 10 rebounds and four assists and Alexis Hornbuckle had 15 in the first defeat for Tennessee (10-1).
The Cardinal (10-1) won their seventh straight game and earned coach Tara VanDerveer her 699th career victory, and she will try to become the seventh Division I coach to reach the 700 mark in the Pac-10 opener next Friday against Washington State.
Candace vs. Candice or "Ace" vs. "Ice" as some prefer to call the matchup between two of the country's top players was a thriller as expected.
Pat Summitt's defending champion Lady Vols shot 59 percent in the first half and crashed hard to the offensive glass to create second and third chances, but couldn't sustain that level of play for the entire game.
NO. 11 BAYLOR 81, ST. JOHN'S 58: At New York, Jessica Morrow scored a season-high 22 points to help Baylor beat St. John's.
Danielle Wilson added 15 points for the Lady Bears (9-1), who improved to 93-3 under coach Kim Mulkey when they score 80 points or more.
Tiina Sten and Kia Wright both scored 13 points to lead St. John's (8-4). Monique McLean added 11 for the Red Storm. Freshman Sky Lindsay, who is St. John's second leading scorer at 10.3 points, was held to just four.
INDIANA 79, NO. 13 WEST VIRGINIA 66: At Bloomington, Ind., Jamie Braun and Amber Jackson each scored 17 points and the Indiana Hoosiers hit nine 3-pointers, nearly matching their season-high, to beat West Virginia.
It was Indiana's first victory over a Top 25 team since beating Kentucky on Nov. 12, 2006.
Meg Bulger and Chakhia Cole each scored 19 points for West Virginia (10-2), not enough to prevent the Mountaineers' seven-game winning streak from ending.
NO. 18 OHIO STATE 86, NEBRASKA 74: At Columbus, Ohio, Marscilla Packer shot her way out of a slump with 23 points and Ohio State pulled away in the second half to beat Nebraska, ending the Cornhuskers' six-game winning streak.
Jantel Lavender added 21 points and Tamarah Riley 13 for the Buckeyes (9-2), who won their fourth in a row in their final tuneup before beginning Big Ten play on Dec. 30.
Danielle Page scored 16 points and Tay Hester and Cory Montgomery each had 14 for Nebraska (9-3), which had not lost since Nov. 24 against Creighton in the Oahu Classic.
NO. 21 VANDERBILT 92, LIPSCOMB 37: At Nashville, Tenn., Christina Wirth scored 16 points to lead Vanderbilt to a victory over Lipscomb.
Lipscomb's point total was the lowest in school history. The Lady Bisons shot only 23.5 percent from the field and were only 3-for-20 from behind the arc.
Merideth Marsh and Jennifer Risper added 13 points for the Commodores (9-3). Katie Rollins led the Lady Bisons (2-10) with eight points.
NO 20 OKLAHOMA ST. 107, CENTRAL ARKANSAS: At Stillwater, Okla., reserve Kristin Hernandez scored 20 points to lead No. 20 Oklahoma State to its most lopsided victory in program history, 107-36 over Central Arkansas on Saturday.
Oklahoma State (10-1) scored the first 13 points and never was challenged by Central Arkansas (2-9), a team that suited up only eight players. The Sugar Bears are in their second season in NCAA Division I.
The Cowgirls' previous most lopsided win was 112-56 against Tulsa on Feb. 25, 1978, and recorded their highest point total since a 109-56 rout of Nicholls State on Dec. 15, 1996.
Central Arkansas, a member of the Southland Conference, had its second-worst loss in program history two days ago, 121-48 at No. 9 Oklahoma. The only time Central Arkansas lost by a wider margin than in its games this week was on March 9, 1977, when the Sugar Bears fell 132-50 to Southeastern Louisiana.
Kia Lee scored 11 points to lead Central Arkansas, which committed 31 turnovers.
HARTFORD 54, NO. 23 MICHIGAN STATE 51: At West Hartford, Conn., Danielle Hood scored 19 points to lead Hartford.
Kalisha Keane had 20 points and 10 rebounds for Michigan State (8-4). Allyssa DeHaan added 13 points for the Spartans.
Trailing 40-33 in the second half, Hawks forward Katie Kelley hit back-to-back jumpers and a pair of free throws to make it 40-39. Lisa Etienne hit a free throw and Kelley added another basket to tie the game at 42 with 5:46 to go.
Keane hit a jumper to retake the lead for Michigan State at 44-42, but Jaime McCabe responded with a 3-pointer to the give the Hawks a 45-44 advantage. Hood followed with a lay-up to put Hartford up 47-44 and the two teams traded baskets down the stretch.
Michigan State, which led 25-22 at the half, closed within 52-51 on Alissa Wulff's 3-pointer with 48 seconds left. Erica Beverly made two free throws and the Hawks' held on for the win.