Another trip to Knoxville ended with another loss for the Vanderbilt women.
Jasmine Lister tied a career-high with 24 points but couldn’t propel the Commodores past No. 12 Tennessee on Sunday. Vanderbilt suffered an 83-64 loss to the Lady Vols and fell to 0-28 in Knoxville.
After Lister’s 3-pointer less than minute in, the Commodores (16-9, 6-6 Southeastern Conference) trailed the rest of the way. She hit another 3-pointer – she made five of 11 – late in first half to close the gap to 33-29. But Tennessee scored the last six points of the half to spark a 16-4 run that carried into the second half.
Vanderbilt shot 44.4 percent from the field but the Lady Vols were a tad more efficient, knocking down 55 percent of their attempts.
Meighan Simmons scored 17 points and Bashaara Graves had 13 for Tennessee (20-5, 11-1), which won its third straight and moved into sole possession of first place in the SEC.
Freshman Morgan Batey added 10 points off the bench for the Commodores, who have lost six of 10.
Vanderbilt’s second-leading scorer and shooting guard Christina Foggie missed her second straight game with a knee injury.