Vanderbilt 65, Mississippi State 44
January 6, 2010 - Memorial Gymnasium - Nashville, Tenn.
Vanderbilt started freshman Jasmine Lister, sophomore Gabby Smith, junior Jordan Coleman and seniors Hannah Tuomi and Jence Rhoads.
This marks the first time Vanderbilt has used this starting lineup.
This is the eighth different starting lineup the Commodores have used this season.
Hannah Tuomi made her 109th appearance and team-leading 98th career starts while Jence Rhoads made her team-leading 114th appearance and 94th start.
Coleman made her ninth-career start and 40th appearance.
It was Coleman's second-consecutive start.
Smith made her 13th-career start and eighth of the year.
Lister and Tuomi are the only two players to start all 15 games this season.
Vanderbilt is 30-14 all-time against Mississippi State.
The Commodores hold a 17-2 record against the Bulldogs when playing in Memorial Gym.
Vanderbilt is 3-0 against Mississippi State in SEC home openers, winning 72-50 on January 10, 2008 and 87-48 on January 12, 2006.
Melanie Balcomb moves to 6-4 against the Bulldogs and 4-1 when playing at home.
The Commodores have now won eight straight SEC home openers with the last loss coming against South Carolina on January 16, 2003.
The Bulldogs' 44 points are the fewest an SEC opponent has scored since Georgia put up 44 on January 14, 2010.
Mississippi State's 16 first-half points are the lowest an opponent has scored against Vanderbilt this season.
In the past six games, dating back to the matchup against Duquesne on December 10, opponents have shot 3-for-30 (10%) from beyond the arc in the first half against Vanderbilt.
The Bulldogs six field goals in the first half are the lowest an opponent has made against the Commodores this season.
The Commodores 20 field goals were the least they made this season.
Ten different Vanderbilt players recorded points and rebounds.
Gabby Smith made a three-point basket with 17:30 remaining to record Vanderbilt's first points of the game.
Stephanie Holzer made two free throws with 15:14 remaining to record her first points against an SEC opponent and help give Vanderbilt a 10-4 lead.
Trailing 3-4 with 17:15 remaining, Vanderbilt took off on a 16-0 run that spanned five minutes.
Stephanie Holzer put in a layup off a Jordan Coleman offensive rebound to give the Commodores a 21-9 lead.
Jence Rhoads made a jumper outside the paint to give Vanderbilt a 26-9 lead with 4:26 remaining.
Stephanie Holzer leads the `Dores with 10 points and rebounds with seven.
Hannah Tuomi had a team-leading three assists.
Largest lead: Vanderbilt 17, Mississippi State 2
Lead Changes: 3
The Commodores head into half-time leading 31-16.
Jence Rhoads recorded the first Vanderbilt points of the half when she made a jumper with 17:44 remaining to give the Commodores a 33-16 lead.
Angela Puleo sank a three-point bucket with 14:40 remaining to take a 40-23 lead.
With 10:23 left in the game, Stephanie Holzer made a layup to record her fifth field goal of the night and give Vanderbilt a 46-24 lead.
Jence Rhoads made two free throws with 1:48 remaining to give the Commodores a 61-36 lead.
Largest lead: Vanderbilt 25
Lead Changes: 0
Stephanie Holzer recorded her sixth double-digit point game this season and third double-double with points and rebounds.
This marked the third time Holzer has led the team in points and the second time she has led the team in points and rebounds.
Angela Puleo had a career-high eight rebounds, topping her previous best of six set against Florida State on December 29, 2007 while playing at Georgia.
Hannah Tuomi set a season-high in assists with four.
Jence Rhoads scored in double-digits for the third-consecutive game and ninth this season.