It was billed as a showdown between Stanford’s Candice Wiggins (11) and Tennessee’s Candace Parker (3). It was, and Candace came out on top.
Parker shook off a variety of injuries and scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds to help Tennessee capture its eighth NCAA women's basketball title with a 64-48 victory over Stanford on Tuesday night. The Lady Vols also became the first repeat champs since Connecticut won three straight from 2002-04.
Parker was MOP for the second straight year as well.
Stanford's Candice Wiggins (11) takes a shot against Tennessee's Candace Parker, right, and Alberta Auguste during the second half of the championship game at the Final Four in the NCAA women's basketball tournament Tuesday, April 8, 2008, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)