Kentucky will return to action on Thursday night against Mississippi State, and Mizzou will not take a week of rest before travelling to face Ole Miss.
Kaneisha Horn led the way for the Tide with a team-high 17 points on 7-of-16 shooting, and she also grabbed six rebounds and dished out six assists in an all-around showing. Diara Moore matched Horn’s output for Ole Miss (7-10, 0-4), scoring 17 points to go along with four boards and five assists for the Rebs.
The biggest performance of the game actually came off the bench, as Ole Miss’ Tia Faleru poured in a game-high 24 points in relief duty, connecting on 10-of-18 shots in the process.
In addition to Horn, Meghan Perkins (15 points), Shafontaye Meyers (14), Daisha Simmons (11) and Jasmine Robinson (10) all scored in double-digits for the Tide. As a squad Alabama shot almost 50 percent from the field, hitting on 30-of-67 shot attempts, including five from long distance. Conversely, Ole Miss was held below 40 percent from the field while committing 16 turnovers.
Alabama, which will return to the court in one week at Tennessee, led by as many as 15 points in the second half. Ole Miss will also get a week off before its next contest against Mizzou next Sunday at home.
Vanderbilt Cruises Past Arkansas
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Four different Commodores recorded double-digit scoring efforts on Sunday afternoon versus the Arkansas Razorbacks en rout to a 78-58 win at Memorial Gym.
With the win, Vanderbilt is now 13-4 overall and 3-1 in conference action, while the Razorbacks drop to 13-4 on the season and 1-3 in SEC play. The win also makes Vandy 8-0 at Memorial Gym this season and 11-1 all-time versus Arkansas in the building.
Jasmine Lister led the way with a game-high 19 points (7-of-13) and six assists. Christina Foggie finished with 18 points on 6-of-14 shooting from the field to go along with five rebounds, four assists and two steals. With Foggie’s three made three-point field goals (175), she moved past Paige Redman (173) for seventh all-time in school history for made three-pointers.
Tiffany Clarke scored 10 of her 15 points in the second half on 7-of-9 shooting from the floor. Elan Brown finished one rebound shy of a double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds. Brown also added four assists.
As a team, Vanderbilt dished out 20 assists on the day, while Arkansas only managed 11. The 20 assists marks the fourth time this season in which Vandy has had 20 or more assists in a game and three of those of come in SEC contests.
For the game, the Commodores scorched the Arkansas defense at the tune of 56 percent (28-of-50) from the field and 42 percent (8-of-19) beyond the arc. After turning the ball over 11 times in the first half, the Commodores only turned it over five times in the second half.
Arkansas shot 37 percent from the field, but could not find the range from behind the three-point line, as the Razorbacks converted on 1-of-15 (6.7 percent) tries.
No. 20 Texas A&M Coasts to Home Victory Over Auburn
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The Aggies of Texas A&M shot over 40 percent from 3-point range on Sunday afternoon and never trailed the Auburn Tigers in a 78-58 win at home.
Taxas A&M (12-5, 3-1 SEC) got double-digit scoring contributions from four of its starters, including a game-high 19 points from Kelsey Bone. Bone shot 7-for-13 on the day and added 10 rebounds to round out the double-double performance, and teammate Kristi Bellock joined her in the double-double ranks with a 13-point, 10-rebound outing of her own.
Courtney Walker and Adrienne Pratcher also had impressive days against the Tigers (13-4, 2-2). Walker scored 16 points to go along with six boards and three assists for A&M, while Pratcher hit four of her six field goals en route to 11 points, five assists and two rebounds. As a team, the Aggies shot 48.2 percent from the floor, shooting the lights out compared to the Tigers’ 37.9-percent mark.
Hasina Muhammad scored a team-high 18 points for Auburn in the defeat while also hauling in eight rebounds. Tyrese Tanner scored 15 points for the Tigers, but she and Muhammad were the only Auburn players to record more than three made field goals in College Station.
Texas A&M will now take a week to prepare for its next competition, a trip to Athens to face off with Georgia. Auburn will get ready to host Tennessee on Thursday night at 7 p.m. Eastern.
Webb's 28-point Outing Lifts LSU Over Mississippi State
BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU welcomed Mississippi State to town on Sunday afternoon, and thanks to a big-time 28-point performance from Adrienne Webb, the Tigers picked up a 62-42 win over the Bulldogs.
Webb had the hot hand for the Tigers (11-6, 2-2 SEC) on this day, as she hit 9-of-14 field goal attempts in the win and knocked down all six of her attempts from the free throw stripe. Webb’s outstanding performance set the tone for the contest, as LSU would pull away from Mississippi State (8-9, 0-4) early in the second half. The Tigers never trailed in the game and led by as many as 27 throughout.
Theresa Plaisance nearly hit a double-double on the game with 10 points and nine rebounds, and she also facilitated four assists on the day for LSU. Martha Alwal was the only Bulldog to score in double figures in Baton Rouge, notching a double-double with a team-high 17 points and game-high 14 rebounds. Despite her 14-board effort, MSU was still outperformed on the glass by LSU, 35-32.
LSU will not move ahead to a Thursday night tilt with South Carolina in Columbia, while Mississippi State will try to rebound from the loss on Thursday with a tough matchup at Kentucky.