Postgame NotesStarting Lineup Vanderbilt started freshman Jasmine Lister, sophomore Gabby Smith and seniors Rebecca Silinski, Hannah Tuomi and Jence Rhoads.
This is the first time this season Vanderbilt has used this lineup.
Vanderbilt used their seventh different starting lineup in eight games this season.
This is Hannah Tuomi's 91st career start and 102nd appearance.
Jence Rhoads made her 87th career start and team leading 107th appearance.
Lister and Tuomi have started every game for Vanderbilt this season.
Senior forward Rebecca Silinski earned her first career start.
Christina Foggie missed the game due to a concussion suffered against Bowling Green and Stephanie Holzer sat out with a back injury.
Team Notes Vandy is 10-1 against Southern Illinois all-time.
Head Coach Melanie Balcomb notched her 200th win at Vanderbilt and is 200-75 in her ninth season.
Vanderbilt is 23-2 all-time against teams that are currently in the Missouri Valley.
The Commodores improved to 5-0 when leading at the half.
Vanderbilt improved to 5-0 at home and snapped a two-game losing streak.
Vandy shot 30 free throws on the night compared to Southern Illinois' five attempts.
Vanderbilt committed a season-low eight turnovers and forced 17. The team's eight turnovers were the fewest since 2009 against Tennessee State.
The Commodores won for the first time this year when being outrebounded. The Salukis grabbed 34 boards to Vandy's 31.
Eight of the nine Commodores that saw action scored with Junior Jordan Coleman the only player not to score. Coleman, however, led the team with six rebounds.
Individual Notes Senior Hannah Tuomi scored a career-high 29 points. The game was her first 20-plus point game of the season and fifth of her career. Her 29 points are also the most by a Commodore this season. The performance marked the seventh time in eight games the senior has scored at least 11 points.
Freshman Jasmine Lister scored 14 points and has scored at least 12 points in each of her first eight collegiate games.
Senior Jence Rhoads scored 11 points to pick up her team-best 38th career 10-plus point game. Her seven assists led all players and set a new season-high.