WBB Tops Tide to Win Fifth Straight
Feb. 10, 2008
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Thurs., Feb. 14, vs. Kentucky at 7 p.m. CT ("Pink Out")
Sun., Feb. 17, vs. Tennessee at 2:30 p.m. CT (Sold Out)
Sun., March 2, vs. Alabama at 2 p.m. CT
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The Vanderbilt women's basketball team matched the largest margin of victory over a Southeastern Conference opponent in the Melanie Balcomb era, winning at Alabama, 92-47, Sunday at Coleman Coliseum.
The Commodores equaled a 2003 home win over South Carolina with the 45-point margin. Junior Christina Wirth scored a team-high 20 points -- including 15 points in the first half as Vanderbilt opened a 47-19 lead at the break.
Freshman Hannah Tuomi finished the game with 12 points and nine rebounds, one board shy of her second SEC double-double, despite not playing in the game's final 15:40. Sophomore Merideth Marsh and Jessica Mooney also scored double-figures for the Commodores (18-6, 7-2 SEC). Mooney paired 11 points with nine assists and four steals.
Alabama (8-16, 1-8) shot 1-of-12 from three-point range and committed 33 turnovers -- a season-high for a Vanderbilt opponent.
Vanderbilt plays host to a pair of home games this coming week. Kentucky visits Memorial Gymnasium on Thursday, Feb. 14, for Vanderbilt's annual "Pink Out" game. In conjunction with the WBCA's "Think Pink" initiative and Vanderbilt's "Baskets for Benefits" campaign, all fans are asked to wear pink to Thursday's contest and are encouraged to pledge donations for every free throw the Commodores make. Donation forms can be found on Vanderbilt's athletic web site, click here. The Susan G. Komen Foundation and the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center have been designated as beneficiaries for the game.
The Tennessee Lady Vols will then travel to Nashville for a sold out game on Sunday. The nationally televised contest is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. CT, and will be televised nationally on Fox Sports Net.
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