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Parker, Summitt Moshak (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The pain was shooting through Candace Parker's shoulder, but it was a dagger shot by Alexis Hornbuckle that sunk Texas A&M and propelled the Lady Vols to the program's 18th Final Four with a 53-45 win Tuesday. Parker scored 26 points – almost half of her team's total – despite twice dislocating her left shoulder.

Tennessee, 34-2, needed every point from Candace Parker and a 25-footer from Alexis Hornbuckle with two seconds on the shot clock and 50 seconds left in the game to secure the win over Texas A&M, 29-8, which was playing in its first regional final and showed no signs of backing down from the Lady Vols. "If they were doubting themselves, they didn't show that at all," Hornbuckle said. "They're a... Recommended Stories