Vanderbilt (18-7, 6-6) started the season with a 10-game winning streak but has since gone 8-7. Most recently the Commodores tallied two key road wins at LSU and at Auburn to pull their conference record even to 6-6 and a four-way tie for fifth place in the SEC. VU has balanced scoring with four players averaging double digits: Abi Ramsey (13.8 ppg), Jenni Benningfield (12.8 ppg), Hillary Hager (11.6 ppg) and Ashley Earley (11.5 ppg). The team leads the league in 3-point field goal percentages with .399.
This marks the 36th meeting with the Commodores. VU leads the series, 25-10. The Lady Bulldogs are only 1-13 in Nashville, with their sole win coming Feb. 14, 1981 (83-77). MSU is 3-9 vs. the Commodores under head coach Sharon Fanning.
The two teams have shared two non-conference opponents this season. VU defeated South Alabama in overtime, 64-62, to open the 2003-04 season. The Commodores defeated New Orleans at the beginning of December, 75-56. MSU went 1-1 vs. these opponents, falling at South Alabama, 53-67, and defeating UNO, 73-54.
To round out the 2003-04 regular season, MSU hosts Alabama on Sunday, Feb. 29 at 3 p.m. CT in its second ever leap year game. Sunday will be "Senior Day" honoring Seneca Anderson, Jessica Carter and Faithe McGhee for their contributions to the Lady Bulldog program.