The Lady Tigers (14-7, 4-4 SEC) remained winless at Vanderbilt since 2005 and were unable to slow down the league's top shooting team. The Commodores (16-5, 4-4) shot 47.4% and benefited from a 21-of-26 effort from the free-throw line. LSU, one of the nation's elite defensive teams, surrendered a season-high 81 points, including 48 in the second half.
Schrann was one of four Commodores in double-figures, finishing 11-of-15 from the floor. Christina Foggie, the SEC's leading scorer at 18.4 points per game, was shut out in the first half but scored 14 in the second. Stephanie Hoelzer added 18 points and a game-high 15 rebounds.
Three Lady Tigers finished in double-digits, led by 18 points from Bianca Lutley, her second straight scoring output over 15 points. LaSondra Barrett, despite a 4-of-13 effort from the floor, contributed 17 points and made seven free throws. Adrienne Webb buried a season-high three 3-pointers and scored 11 points.
With LSU trailing 33-27 at halftime, the Commodores quickly stretched the lead to double digits with 10-0 run in the first 2 minutes of the second half. Foggie finally got on the scoreboard with a 3 from the right wing and later added a pair of free throws. A fast-break layup from Tiffany Clark gave Vanderbilt a commanding 43-27 advantage following the run.
|Jeanne Kenney (left) was back in action for LSU, but she and the Lady Tigers had no answer for Vanderbilt's Kady Schrann, who scored 29 points.|
However, the Lady Tigers picked up the pace offensively, converting four treys on four straight possessions. LSU worked the deficit back to six points, but couldn't match Vanderbilt's offensive intensity the rest of the way.
Schrann delivered five straight points and the lead grew to 14 when Foggie buried two free throws and a 3. Vanderbilt led 73-56 with 5:27 left in the game.
LSU made 23-of-34 from the free throw line for the game and finished at 38.2% from the floor. The Lady Tigers were out-rebounded by the Commodores, 38-34, and gave up 14 second-chance points.
The next chance to snap the losing skid comes Thursday when LSU opens a three-game home stand against Florida at 6 p.m. at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.