"We didn't get much movement from the zone that they (Vanderbilt) played," said MSU assistant coach Steve Curtis. "We were pleased with the way we were playing on defensive end, but we weren't very good on offense."
The Commodores dominated the Lady Bulldogs in the rebounding category. MSU gave up a season-high 58 boards in the contest.
Vanderbilt extended its lead to as many as 29 points early in the second half. MSU started to cut in to that lead three minutes deep in the final period. The Lady Bulldogs got to within nine points at 46-37. Junior guard Tan White heated up in the second half, scoring 26 of her 30 points in the last 20 minutes. She tied her career-high for made three-pointers with six. VU pushed its lead back out a 29-point deficit with just over a minute to play.
Senior Seneca Anderson was the only other Lady Bulldog in double figures in scoring with 12 points. Mamie McKinney and Rebecca Kates both finished with five points each. Kates dished out a career-best six assists. Nashville, Tenn.-native, Tiania Burns added just four points.
The Commodores posted four players in double figures in scoring. Jenni Benningfield, Abi Ramsey and Ashley Earley all finished with 19 points. Hillary Hager added 15 points.
The Lady Bulldogs close out the regular season on Sunday, Feb. 29 at 3 p.m. against the Crimson Tide of Alabama on Senior Day at MSU. Seniors Seneca Anderson, Jessica Carter and Faithe McGhee will be honored in pregame ceremonies.