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Vols win their 6th straight

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AUBURN, Ala. — Kara Lawson scored 23 points and had eight rebounds as No. 2 Tennessee won its sixth straight game, beating No. 22 Auburn 66-53 on Sunday.

Tennessee (17-1, 6-0 Southeastern Conference) shot 45.5 percent while holding Auburn to just 29.7 percent. Auburn (14-6, 2-5) has lost three of four.

NO. 5 DUKE 102, FLORIDA STATE 80: At Tallahassee, Fla., Sheana Mosch scored 24 points, and freshman Monique Currie added 21 as fifth-ranked Duke stayed unbeaten in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Six players finished in double figures for Duke. The Blue Devils (17-3, 9-0 ACC) jumped to a 7-0 lead in the first minute on their way to a 57-38 halftime advantage.

NO. 6 VANDERBILT 64, LSU 53: At Baton Rouge, La., Chantelle Anderson scored 28 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and Zuzi Klimesova scored 24 points as No. 6 Vanderbilt beat LSU.

Vanderbilt (19-4, 5-2 Southeastern Conference) led by as many as 22 in the second half. LSU (11-7, 4-3) snapped a three-game winning streak.

ARKANSAS 74, NO. 7 SOUTH CAROLINA 46: At Fayetteville, Ark., India Lewis and Dana Cherry keyed first-half runs and finished with 17 points each, leading Arkansas over No. 7 South Carolina.

The Lady Gamecocks (17-3, 5-2 Southeastern Conference) were missing star forward Teresa Geter, sidelined with a stress fracture in her left foot.

PENN ST. 63, NO. 9 WISCONSIN 49: At State College, Pa., Kelly Mazzante and Rashana Barnes both scored 16 points, leading Penn State past No. 9 Wisconsin.

Stephanie Rich hit a 3-pointer to cap a 7-0 run that closed Wisconsin to 57-49 with 2:03 left.

NO. 10 PURDUE 82, IOWA 68: At West Lafayette, Ind., Mary Jo Noon had 19 points and 11 rebounds, helping No. 10 Purdue beat Iowa and set a school record with 22 straight wins at Mackey Arena.

The Boilermakers (16-3, 7-2 Big Ten) last lost at home to Louisiana Tech on Nov. 20, 2000.

NO. 11 KANSAS ST. 76, NO. 12 TEXAS TECH 63: At Manhattan, Kan., Nicole Ohlde had 24 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists to lead No. 11 Kansas State past No. 12 Texas Tech.

The Wildcats (19-2, 7-1 Big 12) made 18 of 22 shots in the second half and pulled away from the Lady Raiders (12-6, 4-4) to win their 10th straight at home.

NO. 18 FLORIDA 73, NO. 17 GEORGIA 64: At Gainesville, Fla., Vanessa Hayden and Monique Cardenas scored 19 points each as No. 18 Florida beat No. 17 Georgia.

The Lady Gators (15-5, 5-2 Southeastern Conference) built a huge first-half lead and then held off a desperate rally from the Lady Bulldogs (14-5, 3-4) to win their third consecutive game.

NO. 21 NORTH CAROLINA 79, VIRGINIA 64: At Chapel Hill, N.C., Coretta Brown hit four 3-pointers and had 22 points as No. 21 North Carolina ended a three-game losing streak.

North Carolina (12-8, 5-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) scored the final 11 points of the first half to take a 40-29 lead.

NO. 23 MINNESOTA 75, INDIANA 60: At Minneapolis, Lindsay Whalen scored 22 points to lead No. 23 Minnesota over Indiana, assuring the Golden Gophers their first winning season in eight years.

The game was played before a Minnesota women's record crowd of 11,389. Because of water damage to their home court in the Sports Pavilion, the Gophers played at Williams Arena.

NO. 25 OLD DOMINION 68, JAMES MADISON 51: At Harrisonburg, Va., Lucienne Berthieu had 32 points and 13 rebounds for No 25 Old Dominion.

Old Dominion (13-5, 10-0 Colonial Athletic Association) began the game with a 22-2 run and led 33-18 at halftime.