No Candace Parker? No problem. At least, it wasn't Wednesday when the Tennessee star was benched. Her teammates picked her up, and if that's their New Year's resolution, it's a scary proposition for future opponents.
It's not that Alyssa Thomas and Shoni Schimmel can't do it all on their own. But on Sunday, with the help of teammates such as Maryland's Lauren Mincy and Louisville's Tia Gibbs and Asia Taylor, the senior stars didn't have to.