In the second half the Commodores got more aggressive on both defense and offense and were able to cut the huge lead to 12 at 72-60 when Russell Lakey buried a 3-point shot. The Commodores, who were out-shot 52%-38% from field goal range, could not sustain the rally.
Other than Freije, who finished with 27, Vanderbilt had very little scoring production from its team. Brian Thornton finished with 12; Corey Smith 2; Jason Holerda 3; Russell Lakey 6; Mario Moore 4; Scott Hundley 2; and Julian Terrell 4. The Commodores were outrebounded 38-30 and had 18 turnovers to LSU's 16.
Things may only get worse for the struggling Commodores. Vanderbilt travels to Georgia on Saturday to face the Bulldogs. The Commodores defeated the Bulldogs 94-91 earlier in the season in Nashville in an upset win.
LSU, who improved to 14-8 (3-7 SEC), travels to Kentucky on Saturday.