Feb. 3, 2013
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Vanderbilt women's basketball team took control early and never looked back on Sunday, defeating Ole Miss, 79-53. With the win the Commodores rise to 15-7, 5-4 in the SEC, while Ole Miss slips to 8-14, 1-8 in the league.
For Ole Miss, Tia Faleru scored 15 points, while Courtney Marbra and Diara Moore each added 11 points.
Vanderbilt never trailed in the game, dominating the offensive end in both the paint and on the perimeter. The Commodores finished the game with 40 points in the paint to the Rebels' 16. Vandy also capitalized on opportunities consistently throughout the game, with 40 points scored from 21 Ole Miss turnovers.
After returning from the locker room at halftime with a 38-17 lead, the Commodores continued their offensive streak, going on a 16-8 run to start the second half. Two consecutive layups from Clarke, followed by two consecutive layups from Elan Brown led to the dagger being delivered by a Gabby Smith 3-pointer at the 14:16 mark, forcing Ole Miss to take a timeout.
Free throws also played a large role for Vanderbilt. Overall, the team shot 18-20 from the line, with five Commodores hitting 100% on the game. Foggie again led the way, shooting 7-7. It marked just the third time this season Vanderbilt hit at least 90% from the stripe.
Vanderbilt has a bye on Thursday before returning to action next Sunday, February 10, to host No. 8/7 Kentucky. Tipoff is set for 3:00 p.m. CT and the game is Vanderbilt's annual Pink Out to raise awareness Play4Kay and the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.