In the first half, Tennessee was a team without a solution at point guard. In the second, Rutgers fell victim to it. In the end, the Lady Vols rallied for a 55-51 victory.
You can break the women's NCAA tournament field into two groups: Seven powerhouses ... and 57 other teams.
Make no mistake, UNC deserves the label of tournament favorite. But there are a host of challengers capable of making life at the top unpleasant.
Shanna Zolman's shot, Tasha Humphrey's poise and Katie Feenstra's post-up game are must-sees in the Sweet 16.
Tennessee teams have traditionally relied on defense, rebounding and a little bit of mettle. Tuesday's victory against Rutgers was a fabulous display of the latter.
Earlier this season, Pat Summitt thought this might be her worst rebounding team ever. But Tennessee dominated the boards on Tuesday to take home its first NCAA title in nine years.
Tough love? It took plenty from C. Vivian Stringer to turn around Rutgers' season and reach Tuesday's title game. But where you end up is what matters most to Stringer.
The 16 are set. Time to catch your breath? Hardly. Here are five questions to ponder before action resumes Saturday.