Shekinna Stricklen scored 14 of her 16 points in the second half, and Tennessee (No. 24 ESPN/USA Today, No. 19 AP) pulled away for a 68-49 win over Alabama on Thursday night in the first round of the Southeastern Conference tournament.
On the day she announced that she's leaving for the WNBA draft and Olympic play after the season, Candace Parker scored 19 points to help lead No. 3 Tennessee to an 85-58 win over Alabama on Thursday night.