No. 5 Lady Vols turn back Vanderbilt 68-56

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Meighan Simmons scored 17 points as No. 5 Tennessee beat Vanderbilt 68-56 on Saturday night to remain perfect in Southeastern Conference play.

The Lady Volunteers (17-2, 5-0) went on an 18-0 run in the first half during a 9:22 Commodores scoring drought to take a 21-5 lead. They took a 50-28 lead in the second half on a 3-pointer by Angie Bjorklund with 11:27 left.

Bjorklund and Glory Johnson each scored 14 points, Kamiko Williams hit 13 points and Kelley Cain grabbed 13 rebounds.

The Commodores (12-6, 3-2) used 48.6 percent shooting after halftime, hitting 5 of 9 from 3-point range, to chip away at Tennessee's lead. Jasmine Lister hit a 3 with 1:04 left that cut the margin to 64-56, but it was as close as Vanderbilt would get.

Lister had 17 points for Vanderbilt, which dropped to 0-26 against Tennessee in games played in Knoxville.


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  • by Wade Location: Maine on Jan 16, 2011 at 10:45 PM
    Was disappointed the Lady Vols did not play with maximum focus for 40 mins. Did enough to win...but this approach will not work against Baylor or uconn. They need to come together completely or they will be done in the elite 8 again and will have underachieved again...Not happy with effort in this game. Coach Wade in Maine

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