In the introduction of the starting lineups, Jenni Benningfield and Chantelle Anderson jumped and high-fived, as usual -- but for the last time in Memorial Gym.
After baskets by Jenni Benningfield and Chantelle Anderson, Ashley Mac sank a 3-pointer to give Vandy a 7-4 lead with 16:13 left in the first half.
Hillary Hager looks inside, then feeds Chantelle for the assist, giving Vandy a 11-6 lead.
The Commodores hit a long dry spell late in the first half. After taking a 20-12 lead on a 3-pointer by Hillary Hager with 10:34 left in the half, Vanderbilt didn't score for more than four minutes when Tia Battle broke the drought with a steal and a fastbreak layup.
Numerous Vandy fans made signs to commemorate Senior Day. At halftime Whitney D wandered around and took some photos.
All night long LSU point guard Temeka Johnson stuck to Ashley Mac like glue..
Jenni got the basket and the foul, then sank the free throw to give Vandy a 39-33 with 16 minutes left in the game.
Chantelle was fouled on this shot, went to the line, and sank both free throws to make the score 41-33.
Abi Ramsey's 3-pointer with 15 minutes maintained the 8-point Vandy lead at 44-36, but LSU would soon cut it back to 3 points at 44-41.
Jenni looks around DeTrina White, Ashley Earley sets the screen, and Jenni drives for the layup giving Vandy a 10-point lead at 53-43 with nine minutes left.
After that, LSU would never come closer than 7 points, and when the final buzzer sounded, the Commodores left the court with a 72-60 victory.
After the game, Ashley Mac and Chantelle caught their breath before Senior Day festivities began.
First Chantelle was honored . . .
. . . then it was Ashley Mac's turn.
Then there were lots of photo opportuniites.
Then the lights went down, and the honorees, their families and the fans watched a highlight video on the jumbotron.
Finally, WSMV sports anchor Rudy Kalis made a few comments and invited the seniors to share some thoughts with the fans.