NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Vanderbilt women's basketball team used a 30-3 first-half run to shut down visiting Ole Miss, 83-50, Sunday at Memorial Gymnasium.
Over 7,000 fans packed Memorial Gym for the Commodores' annual "Jam the Gym" fan-appreciation day, which featured $1 tickets and numerous promotions. The Commodores gave them plenty to cheer about from the opening tip.
Vanderbilt took a 40-12 lead into halftime after holding its Southeastern Conference foe scoreless for nearly nine minutes in the first half. The Commodores shot 53 percent from the field in the first 20 minutes, while holding the Lady Rebels to 15 percent shooting and forcing 16 Ole Miss turnovers.
Junior Jennifer Risper posted her second-career double-double, scoring 20 points and pulling 10 rebounds. The Moreno Valley, Calif., native made 9-of-11 field attempts.
Sophomore Jessica Mooney was the only other Commodores in double-figures with 12 points. She also handed out a career-high six assists in the contest. Mooney paced a Commodore bench that contributed a total of 37 points to the game.
The Commodores (14-6, 3-2 SEC) play their next two games on the road, travelling to Gainesville for a Thursday matchup at Florida before heading to Athens for a Sunday afternoon tilt with Georgia.
Vanderbilt returns home on Thursday, Feb. 7, when South Carolina visits Memorial Gym for a 7 p.m. CT tip. That game will be a part of Vanderbilt's "Baskets for Benefits" promotion, which encourages fans to help the Commodores support worthy causes. Proceed collected at the USC game will benefit the American Heart Association.