No. 1 Too Much

Top-ranked South Carolina beats Vandy in Columbia

COLUMBIA, S.C. — No. 1 South Carolina proved it’s worth its ranking with a 95-44 win over Vanderbilt women’s basketball Monday night in Colonial Life Arena.

Vanderbilt is now 13-12 overall and is 3-9 in SEC play with six of those conference losses to top 25 opponents.

Fifth-year senior Mariella Fasoula led the Commodores with 11 points on 5 of 11 shooting in 28 minutes. Junior Chelsie Hall added eight points and junior Autumn Newby led Vanderbilt with eight rebounds.

How it Happened

At the start, Vanderbilt traded punches with the top-ranked team in the nation. Midway through the opening quarter, Hall pushed the ball up the floor and calmly buried a jumper to pull Vandy within 13-10.

But South Carolina (25-1, 12-0), which won its 19th in a row overall and improved to 13-0 at home this season, ended the quarter on a 17-0 run for a 30-10 advantage. That lead grew to 52-21 at halftime and 79-35 through three.

By the Numbers

Sophomore Jordyn Cambridge scored six points and led the Commodores with five assists. Hall added three helpers and two steals.

Eight of the nine Commodores got into the scoring column.

Vanderbilt was held to 28 percent from the floor while the Gamecocks shot 51 percent on their home court. The hosts also held a 55-36 rebounding advantage.

On Deck

Vanderbilt returns home before two more road games to close out the month. Next up, the Commodores welcome Missouri to Memorial Gym for a 7 p.m. tip off Thursday on SEC Network+.

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