Jan. 19, 2014
No. 24/25 Vanderbilt 79, No. 14/14 LSU 70
Jan. 19, 2014
- The teams met for the 42nd time in a series that dates back to the 1985-86 season. With the victory, Vanderbilt extended its advantage to 24-18 in the series. The win snapped a two-game losing streak to LSU.
- The Commodores improved to 13-1 in their last 14 games and have won four in a row.
- Vanderbilt improved to 16-3 overall and 5-1 in the SEC. LSU fell to 14-4 and 3-2 in league play.
- Sunday's win over No. 14/No. 14 LSU marked the Commodores' second straight win over a ranked opponent after upsetting then-No. 8/8 Tennessee a week ago. For the season, Vanderbilt is 3-2 against ranked opponents with wins against Georgia, Tennessee and LSU and losses to Duke and South Carolina.
- For the eighth straight game, the Commodores used the starting lineup of Heather Bowe, Kady Schrann, Christina Foggie, Jasmine Lister and Morgan Batey. Bowe, Foggie and Lister have started all 19 games. Schrann and Batey have started eight games.
- Attendance was 6,020 on a day in which tickets were only $1 thanks to the "Jam the Gym" promotion.
- Vanderbilt led 29-26 at halftime and improved to 12-1 when leading at the break.
- Vanderbilt took its largest lead, 62-42, with less than seven minutes left in the game on Jasmine Jenkins' jumper in the corner.
- The Commodores went cold, though, scoring just six points over the next five minutes. LSU pulled within seven, 68-61, on Theresa Plaisance's layup with 1:58 left to cap a 19-6 run. After Morgan Batey's two free throws, LSU answered with a pair of foul shots to keep the deficit at seven. But the Commodores' broke a full-court press and Foggie scored a layup for a nine-point lead with 1:18 to go.
- The Commodores made 63.6 percent (7-of-11) of their 3-pointers. Lister led the way with three 3-pointers and Foggie and Schrann each added two.
- Vanderbilt was also stellar at the free-throw line. The Commodores shot 80 percent (21-of-26) from the charity stripe and made 13 of their first 14.
- The game was tied four times and there were seven lead changes.
- LSU jumped in front for the last time, 26-25, with 1:18 left in the first half. Foggie responded with a layup on the next possession and Lister made two free throws for a three-point halftime lead. Kady Schrann and Christina Foggie extended the lead to 35-26 with a pair of 3-pointers to open the second half.
- With her first 3-point attempt of the game, Christina Foggie became the school's all-time leader in 3-point attempts. She has now attempted 658 3-pointers in four years. Meredith Marsh had previously held the record with 653 from 2007-10. Foggie ranks third all-time in school history with 248 made 3-pointers - four behind Abi Ramsey (2002-05) and eight behind Marsh (2007-10).
- Jasmine Lister scored a game-high 25 points, one shy of her season high. She was 6-of-14 from the field and also added seven assists. This was the seventh game of the season and 15th of her career in which she has scored at least 20 points. It was the 81st game of her career that she's score 10 points or more.
- Lister was perfect at the free-throw line, making all 10 attempts. It marked the 10th game this season she has made all of her free throws.
- Foggie added 19 points on 7-of-11 shooting. The senior has now scored at least 10 points in 74 games.
- For the second straight game, sophomore Morgan Batey matched her career-high with 11 points. She was 3-of-5 from the field and 5-of-6 at the free-throw line.
- Kylee Smith and Kady Schrann each scored eight points.
- Freshman Marqu'es Webb came off the bench to grab a team-high six rebounds. It was the most since a career-high eight boards against James Madison on Dec. 18, 2013. Freshman Kylee Smith grabbed five rebounds.
- Foggie and Batey each picked up three steals - both one shy of tying a career high. Batey had at least three steals for the third consecutive game.
- Danielle Ballard led LSU with 23 points. Plaisance added 16.