Things looked bleak for the Commodores at the start of the second half. The Yellow Jackets, led by Janie Mitchell who scored 14, used a stifling defense to build a 9-point lead.
Trailing 46-37 with 10:46 remaining, the sleeping Commodores awoke and buried the Yellow Jackets with an incredible 26-0 run. The senior Williams, who made 4 of 6 three-point shots during the game, scored 11 points during the run that put Vanderbilt ahead 63-46 with 2:56 remaining. Other key scorers for Vanderbilt included Wirth and Carla Thomas who each had 12.
The non-conference match up was part of the Russell Athletic Shootout, which pitted teams from the SEC against the ACC. Vandy's win coupled with Georgia's earlier 70-65 victory over Florida State gave the SEC a sweep.