UCLA led throughout the first half and trailed 43-40 with 9:10 left, when the Lady Vols launched a 10-2 run. A 3-pointer by Angie Bjorklund gave Tennessee a 53-42 lead with 5:12 left, and the Lady Vols kept a double-digit advantage the rest of the game.
Bjorklund finished with 12 points, and Glory Johnson added 11. Kelley Cain grabbed 11 rebounds.
Markel Walker led UCLA with 19 points and 14 rebounds.