Even against perhaps the best women's team in history, ODU's Nancy Lieberman was spectacular with 17 points and 6 steals. However, all five starters scored in double figures for Pat Summitt's 39-0 Tennessee squad from 1998, and center Chamique Holdsclaw scored 12 points with 14 rebounds and four blocked shots as the Lady Vols started the second half on a 12-1 run to pull away for an easy 80-55 win.
For those who play the game, the table in the game instructions showed as overwhelming Vols edge. Tennessee's "51-54=Layup" combined with ODUs defensive "adjust opp LU by 4" combined to give the Vols an uncontested lay-up on a 51-62 on the 11-66 roll each time they had the ball. The suffocating 39-0 Tennessee national champs played out in their -3 on on their adjustment - since ODU had no lay-ups their offensive cards, the -3 on the Tennessee cards meant on rolls of 51-53 the Vols had an automatic STOP meaning missed shot on defensive rebound.
The game took 37 minutes to play as we start from a 20-20 tie and give each team 44+ possessions. With the reserves in for the first seven possessions, ODU's Noreen Kemether hit a 3-pointer immediately, and when the starters came in for both teams with 37 possessions left ODU was within 26-28. However the Tennessee starters were just too much.
Below the starters we show the box score on the game followed by a photo of our first scoresheet in women's play.
Tennessee had home court advantage as the #3 seed, but for the first time in one of our games the 18-seed ODU did not get a single bad call. This was our first Value Add Basketball Game with our new all-time great women's team cards. Tennessee is one of 10 teams to host an opening round game, and will be one of six teams to get a buy to the quarterfinals as one of the top six seeds to advance. The bottom four seeds to advance will be the only teams with a 2nd round game as they will play second round games against each other to get to the quarterfinals.
Here is the box score.
at #3 Tennessee 80, #18 Old Dominion 55
|#18 Old Dominion 1980||Pts||Reb||Steals||Blocks||Fouls|
|Old Dominion 1980 Totals||55||30||8||5||21|
|#3 Tennessee 1988||Pts||Reb||Steals||Blocks||Fouls|
|Kristen "Ace" Clement||16||3||1||0||1|
|Tennessee 1988 Totals||80||41||6||5||15|
|#20 Long Beach St. 1987 at #1 Connecticut 2016||34|
|#19 Duke 2006 at #2 Connecticut 2010||32|
|#18 Old Dominion 1980 at #3 Tennessee 1998||31||W 80-55|
|#17 Texas 2018 at #4 Louisiana Tech 1982||25|
|#16 Louisville 2014 at #5 Baylor 2019||14|
|#15 Oregon 2019 at #6 Baylor 2012||13|
|#14 Washington 2017 at #7 USC 1983||9|
|#12 Mississippi St. 2018 at #8 Stanford 2021||9|
|#13 Notre Dame 2018 at #9 Texas A&M 2011||7|
|#11 Ohio St. 2016 at #10 South Carolina 2017||4|
|Bottom 4 winners in 1st round face off|
|Two second round winners join Elite 8|
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