Harrison has 20 points and 12 rebounds, No. 8 Tennessee women beat No. 10 Oregon State 74-63

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KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Oregon State sophomore guard Sydney Wiese envisioned a different outcome when she used to dream about playing a game at the Tennessee.

"You want to leave with a win," Wiese said.

A nightmare finish for No. 10 Oregon State led to the Beavers' first loss this season.

Tennessee center Isabelle Harrison had 20 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks, and No. 8 Tennessee beat Oregon State 74-63 on Sunday.

Freshman Alexa Middleton added 12 points off the bench for the Lady Vols (10-2).

Tennessee has defeated two straight Top 10 opponents. The Lady Vols beat Stanford 59-40 on Dec. 20.

Wiese led Oregon State with 19 points on 6-for-17 shooting. Ali Gibson added 14 points — 12 in the second half.

Middleton was 5-for-6 shooting. She scored six consecutive points midway through the second half, and her jumper from the top of the key with 8:10 to play gave the Lady Vols a 56-52 lead.

"I've just been making a point (during practice) to get up extra shots," Middleton said. "We had a good practice yesterday. I guess that carried over."

Tennessee maintained a seven-point cushion down the stretch at the foul line, though the Lady Vols made just 22 of 34 free throws overall. Oregon State went to the line only nine times and made seven.

The Beavers didn't make a field goal the final 3:37 of the contest and failed to score the final 1:47. They missed all seven 3-point shots after the break, having made 6 of 9 in the first half.

Tennessee trailed late in the first half but scored the final six points to go up 35-34.

"That's a huge win for us," Tennessee coach Holly Warlick said. "They're just a difficult team to play. They shoot the 3 and penetrate.

"Someone asked me if they should be in the top 10. No question."

Wiese entered the contest shooting 51.7 percent from the 3-point line and made her first three 3s Sunday. She wound up 3 for 7 from behind the arc.

Tennessee scored 26 points off 19 Oregon State turnovers.

"They have the ability to pressure more than most teams," Oregon State coach Scott Rueck said. "That's how they survive and live. They thrive off that."

TIP-INS

Oregon State: Ruth Hamblin, a 6-foot-6 junior center, broke the school's career blocks record Sunday. She needed one block against the Lady Vols to match the 208 by Brina Chaney from 2001-04. Hamblin blocked two shots against Tennessee and has 36 this season in 11 games.

Tennessee: The Lady Vols had more Oregonians on their roster than Oregon State. Sophomore center Mercedes Russell, freshman guard Jaime Nared and sophomore guard Jordan Reynolds are from Oregon. The Beavers have two in-state players.

MOP-UP DUTY

Tennessee guard Ariel Massengale, who scored 11 points, grabbed a nearby mop during a dead-ball situation in the second half and went to work drying up the paint for post-player Harrison. After finishing a janitorial session, she waved an arm up and down to the crowd to get them excited.

It worked.

"You know, whatever it takes to get the win," Massengale said.

UP NEXT

Oregon State: at UCLA on Saturday.

Tennessee: home against Missouri on Friday.

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