Vanderbilt passed its first test without its second-leading scorer.
With shooting guard Christina Foggie on the bench with a knee injury, the Commodores pulled away from Missouri for a 62-46 victory on Thursday night at Memorial Gymnasium in the first meeting between the schools.
Jasmine Lister scored 18 points and Elan Brown added 13 points to pace four Vanderbilt players in double figures. Brown scored 11 points in the first half and made three 3-pointers during a 12-0 run late in the first half that boosted the Commodores to a 29-20 lead at halftime.
The defense did the rest as the Vanderbilt (16-8, 6-5 Southeastern Conference) held Missouri to just 31 percent shooting.
he Tigers (15-10, 4-7), in their first year in the SEC, made only four of 27 3-pointers.
Conversely, Vanderbilt made five of 10 3-pointers and won the rebounding battle 38-29. The Commodores also got a much-needed lift from two freshmen. Heather Bowe scored all 11 of her points in the second half and Jasmine Jenkins set career-highs off the bench with 10 points and six rebounds.
Vanderbilt hits the road to play No. 12 Tennessee (19-5, 10-1) in Knoxville on Sunday (4 p.m., ESPN2). Foggie is expected to miss her second straight game. She is out for seven to 10 days with a knee injury she suffered on Sunday against Kentucky.