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Lady Vols at Final Four (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The day began with Candace Parker winning the most prestigious player of the year award. It ended with three of Tennessee's signees playing in an all-star game. In between for the Lady Vols were interviews, practice and an autograph session that necessitated extra security to be summoned Saturday. Amid all the hoopla Tennessee still had to get ready to play.

"It's done," Candace Parker said minutes after the announcement that she had been voted The State Farm Wade Trophy Player of the Year in what came as a surprise to the sophomore forward. "We walk out of here, I'm really honored, but we have bigger goals. All of this is going to be put aside when we walk out the door." The pursuit of that bigger goal – a national championship – begins Sunday night...

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