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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The No. 5 Tennessee Lady Vols lost at home to an unranked team for the second time in school history and first time in 22 years, falling 95-93 to Florida in overtime Sunday.

Unranked Kentucky beat Tennessee earlier this year, making this the only season since the women's rankings started in 1976 that the Lady Vols have lost to more than one unranked team. Tennessee lost 66-63 at Kentucky on Jan. 26.

The Lady Vols (25-4, 11-3 Southeastern Conference) had never lost to an unranked team in Thompson-Boling Arena, which opened in 1987. Unranked Cincinnati beat then-No. 12 Tennessee 72-69 on Nov. 26, 1984, in the university's old arena.

It was only the 16th loss for Tennessee in Thompson-Boling Arena. Florida won for the first time in Knoxville, becoming is second SEC team to win for the first time here. LSU did it in February.

Brittany Davis scored a career-high 29 points and Sha Brooks added 25 for the Gators (20-7, 8-6), who improved to 2-34 all-time against Tennessee. Sarah Lowe added 15 points, seven rebounds and six assists while Danielle Santos and Dalila Eshe each scored 13 points for Florida.

No. 3 LSU 62, MISSISSIPPI ST. 48: At Baton Rouge, La., Seimone Augustus scored 27 points to lead LSU to its second consecutive Southeastern Conference title. Augustus set a school record in starting her 132nd straight game and moved into second place on the school's all-time scoring list (2,513), surpassing Julie Gross.

No. 4 MARYLAND 89, NORTHERN COLORADO 53: At College Park, Md., Kristi Toliver scored 17 points, Crystal Langhorne had 16, and Maryland completed the winningest regular season in school history. Laura Harper scored 14 points, Shay Doron added 13 and Marissa Coleman had 10 rebounds for the Terrapins (26-3), who have won four straight and 12 of 13.

No. 6 OHIO ST. 61, PENN ST. 59: At State College, Pa. Marscilla Packer scored on a fadeaway jumper with 2 seconds left as Ohio State rallied from 17 points back to win. With the score tied at 59, Jessica Davenport took an inbounds pass and wheeled in the lane toward the basket, but her shot bounced off the rim. Packer grabbed the rebound and scored her game-winning basket. It was the Buckeyes' only lead of the game.

No. 9 OKLAHOMA 73, NEBRASKA 45: At Norman, Okla., Erin Higgins scored 17 points, Courtney Paris recorded her 21st double-double in a row with 15 points and 13 rebounds and Oklahoma pulled away from Nebraska early in the second half.

No. 12 PURDUE 66, WISCONSIN 63: At Madison, Wis., Katie Gearlds scored 19 points, including the go-ahead basket with 1:02 remaining, in No. 12 Purdue's win over Wisconsin.

No. 13 GEORGIA 74, AUBURN 61: At Athens, Ga., Tasha Humphrey scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Georgia. Sherill Baker also scored 22 for the Bulldogs (20-7, 10-4 Southeastern Conference), who posted their 22nd 20-win season under coach Andy Landers.

FLORIDA STATE 71, No. 17 BOSTON COLLEGE 60: At Tallahassee, Fla., Ganiyat Adeduntan scored 20 points and Holly Johnson added 15 to help Florida State hand the Eagles their fourth straight loss.

No. 17 TEMPLE 91, RHODE ISLAND 79: At South Kingston, R.I., Candice Dupree scored 27 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for Temple. It was the most points the Owls (21-7, 12-4 Atlantic 10) had scored in 12 years when they beat West Virginia 91-89 in overtime.

No. 22 MINNESOTA 71, NORTHWESTERN 33: At Minneapolis, Minnesota clinched the third seed in the Big Ten tournament and tied a school record for fewest points allowed. Kelly Roysland scored 11 points and April Calhoun added 10 to lead the way for the Gophers (19-8, 11-5 Big Ten).

No. 24 VANDERBILT 88, SOUTH CAROLINA 71: At Nashville, Tenn., Dee Davis scored 14 points and had 10 assists for Vanderbilt. The Commodores (19-9, 8-6 Southeastern Conference) went 9-for-10 from the free-throw line over the final two minutes, taking its largest lead on Jen Risper's foul shot with 25 seconds.

No. 25 TEXAS A&M 64, IOWA ST. 53: At College Station, Texas, A'Quonesia Franklin scored 18 points to pace Texas A&M.