Clarke kept under wraps in Vanderbilt women's regular season finale

Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 8:44pm
Staff reports

After Tiffany Clarke scored eight of her team’s first 10 points, Georgia bottled up Vanderbilt’s leading scorer.

Clarke finished with 13 points and the Commodores came up short in the regular-season finale. They lost 55-50 at No. 11 Georgia.

Vanderbilt (19-10, 9-7 Southeastern Conference) earned the No. 7 seed in the SEC Tournament, which begins Wednesday in Duluth, Ga. It will play Missouri, the No. 10 seed, 5 p.m. Thursday.

Clarke made her first three shots, including a layup for a 10-7 lead with 15:58 left in the first half. Georgia (24-5, 12-4) finished the half on a 14-4 run and was up 27-17 at  halftime.

The Bulldogs led by 12 in the second half and maintained an advantage throughout. Twice  in the last 22 seconds  Commodores pulled within four but Georgia answered.

Vanderbilt outshot and outrebounded the Bulldogs but committed 21 turnovers to snap a three-game winning streak.

Vanderbilt point guard Jasmine Lister led all scorers with 17 points. Clarke, who had scored at least 20 points in three straight games, missed nine of 14 shots and finished with nine rebounds.

Jasmine Hassell led Georgia with 16 points.

SEC WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
(at Duluth, Ga.)

First round
Wednesday

No. 12 Mississippi vs. No. 13 Alabama, 5 p.m. (Fox Sports)

Second round
Thursday

No. 8 Arkansas vs. No. 9 Florida, 11 a.m. (SportSouth)
No. 5 South Carolina vs. Mississippi-Alabama winner, 1:30 p.m. (SportSouth)
No. 7 Vanderbilt vs. No. 10 Missouri, 5 p.m. (SportSouth)
No. 6 LSU vs. No. 11 Auburn, 7:30 p.m. (SportSouth)

Quarterfinals
Friday

No. 1 Tennessee vs. Arkansas-Florida winner, 11 a.m. (SportSouth)
No. 4 Texas A&M vs. South Carolina-First round winner winner, 1:30 p.m. (SportSouth)
No. 2 Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt-Missouri winner, 5 p.m. (Fox Sports)
No. 3 Georgia vs. LSU-Aubrun winner, 7:30 p.m. (Fox Sports)

Semifinals
Saturday

First two quarterfinal winners, 3 p.m. (ESPNU)
Second two quarterfinal winners, 5 p.m. (ESPNU)

Championship
Sunday

Semifinal winners, 5 p.m. (ESPN2)

1 Comment on this post:

By: joe41 on 3/4/13 at 2:57

There are other players on the court besides Lister and Clarke. Where were they?

Joe