Upset of Oklahoma makes Vanderbilt women look worthy of return to Top 25

Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 10:27pm
Staff reports

For the second straight year, Vanderbilt's women's basketball team corralled Oklahoma.

The Commodores never trailed after the opening four minutes and cruised to a 76-63 road victory over the 12th-ranked Sooners on Sunday.

Back-to-back 3-pointers by Kady Schrann broke a 13-13 tie and sparked an 8-0 run midway through the first half. The Commodores didn’t take their foot off the gas. The lead grew to as many as 18 points, with nine minutes remaining in the game.

Christiana Foggie scored a team-high 17 points and led Vanderbilt (8-3) to its fifth straight win, its first outside of Nashville this season. Tiffany Clarke and Jasmine Lister each scored 16 and Schrann added 11.

Oklahoma’s Aaryn Ellenberg led all scorers with 21 points.

Last year, a 12-point win over Oklahoma – also ranked 12th at the time – boosted the Commodores into the Top 25. It might happen again, although VU was not among 'others receiving votes' in the latest Associated Press rankings, which were released Dec. 10.

Vanderbilt returns to Nashville to play College of Charleston at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Memorial Gymnasium.