Mar 25, 2013; Knoxville, TN, USA; Tennessee Lady Volunteers guard/forward Taber Spani (13) moves the ball against Creighton Bluejays forward Sarah Nelson (42) in the second half during the second round of the 2013 NCAA womens basketball tournament at Thompson-Boling Arena. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

2013 Women's NCAA Tournament: Lady Vols 68 Creighton 52

The Lady Vol’s stretched their home winning streak in the NCAA tournament to 52 games with their win over the Creighton Blue Jays on Monday night.

Tennessee (26-7) has never lost when playing at home in the NCAA tournament.

10th seeded Creighton (25-8) was only down by 4 early in the second half, before the 2nd seeded Lady Vols went on a 17-2 run to open up a 19 point lead.

The Blue Jays would eventually close the Volunteer lead to 9 with just under 5 minutes to play, but a Meighan Simmons three-pointer pushed the lead back to 12 for Tennessee.

Kamiko Williams led the Lady Vols in scoring with 15 points. The senior also had 4 steals on the night as the Lady Vols secured the 68-52 victory.

Alexis Akin-Otiko, who led the Blue Jays with 12 points, was the only Creighton player to score in double figures.

With the win the Lady Vols advanced to the regional semifinals. Tennessee will take now take on the 6th seeded Oklahoma Sooners.

Oklahoma (24-10) advanced to the regional semifinals on Monday night by upsetting number 3 seeded UCLA in a 85-72 win. The Sooners lost to UCLA 86-80 at home back on November 14th.

Oklahoma was able to get past UCLA in the second round of the Women’s NCAA tournament behind 27 points from Aaryn Ellenberg.

Tennessee will take on Oklahoma on Sunday in Oklahoma City. The Game time is still to be determined.


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