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Tennessee, Oklahoma square off tonight

Candace Parker (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)

TAMPA, Fla. – For the organizers it's a dry run for the Final Four. For the teams it's an early season showcase that should whet their appetites for a return trip in April. For the fans it's a chance to see two of the best players in women's college basketball in Candace Parker and Courtney Paris.

The matchup of No. 1 Tennessee vs. No. 9 Oklahoma is set to tip off at 9:30 p.m. (Lady Vol Radio Network, TV: ESPNU) at the St. Pete Times Forum in downtown Tampa. The arena also is the site of the Women's Final Four on April 6-8. Tennessee Coach Pat Summitt made an earlier trip to Tampa to meet with corporate sponsors and organizers of the ESPNU Women's Basketball Invitational. I'm excited to... Recommended Stories

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