Another trip to Knoxville ends in defeat for Vanderbilt women

Monday, February 18, 2013 at 12:08am
Staff reports

Another trip to Knoxville ended with another loss for the Vanderbilt women.

Jasmine Lister tied a career-high with 24 points but couldn’t propel the Commodores past No. 12 Tennessee on Sunday. Vanderbilt suffered an 83-64 loss to the Lady Vols and fell to 0-28 in Knoxville.

After Lister’s 3-pointer less than minute in, the Commodores (16-9, 6-6 Southeastern Conference) trailed the rest of the way. She hit another 3-pointer – she made five of 11 – late in first half to close the gap to 33-29. But Tennessee scored the last six points of the half to spark a 16-4 run that carried into the second half.

Vanderbilt shot 44.4 percent from the field but the Lady Vols were a tad more efficient, knocking down 55 percent of their attempts.

Meighan Simmons scored 17 points and Bashaara Graves had 13 for Tennessee (20-5, 11-1), which won its third straight and moved into sole possession of first place in the SEC.

Freshman Morgan Batey added 10 points off the bench for the Commodores, who have lost six of 10.

Vanderbilt’s second-leading scorer and shooting guard Christina Foggie missed her second straight game with a knee injury.

2 Comments on this post:

By: joe41 on 2/18/13 at 10:57

Vanderbilt should have won that game if they would just learn not to waste so many opportunities with empty trips down the court, taking really bad shots.

By: Specter47 on 2/18/13 at 2:09

"Vanderbilt should have won that game..." What a load of usual Vandy crap. First the guys, now the girls. Losing all games to UT just kills you guys, doesn't it? UT should have won that game, primarily because they're a superior team. Good enough.