Coach Pat Summitt won in her first trip to Cameron Indoor Stadium, leading the second-ranked Lady Vols past No. 1 Duke 72-69 Saturday.
Shyra Ely and Shanna Zolman each scored 15 points for Tennessee (16-1). Alana Beard and Monique Currie both had 18 for the Blue Devils (15-2), who had won 15 in a row.
The Lady Vols had not fared well in these No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup. They had lost five straight as the second-ranked team.
The victory is sure to put Tennessee atop the upcoming Associated Press poll.
The Lady Vols, who defeated Duke in last season's Final Four, have won six national championships under Summitt, with the last coming in 1998. Since then, Connecticut has won three titles and been the talk of the women's game.