Top 25 Defeat

Commodores fall on the road to No. 16 Texas A&M

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Freshman Koi Love led Vanderbilt women’s basketball with 13 points and sophomore Jordyn Cambridge finished with a near double-double in a 74-53 defeat at No. 16 Texas A&M on Thursday night at Reed Arena.

Vanderbilt, which is just one win shy of doubling its win total from a year ago, fell to 13-11 overall and is 3-8 in SEC play with five of those conference losses to top 25 opponents.

Cambridge finished with 11 points, a team-high eight rebounds, a team-high four assists and increased her SEC-leading steals total by four.

How it Happened

Texas A&M (19-5, 7-4 SEC) shot 85 percent in the first quarter and never looked back. The Aggies led 28-10 after the opening period.

Though the early deficit ultimately proved to be too much, Vanderbilt did not stand down. The Commodores won the second quarter and a quick 9-3 run at the end of the half closed the halftime gap to 42-27.

Both teams exchanged baskets throughout the third quarter where the Aggies held a 54-38 lead heading into the final frame.

Texas A&M scored the first six points of the fourth quarter and the Commodores were never able to get within 16 in the final 10 minutes.

By the Numbers

Love added six rebounds, four steals and two assists, while freshman Kiara Pearl contributed 11 points off the bench on 4 of 9 shooting which included three 3s.

Junior guard Chelsie Hall added seven points and five rebounds in addition to three assists.

For the game, the Aggies finished 54 percent from the field, while the Commodores shot 31 percent overall, including 5 of 17 from three.

Vanderbilt forced 21 Aggies turnovers and had 16 fast break points (Aggies had eight), but the Dores were out-rebounded 37-31.

On Deck

Vanderbilt continues its stretch of 4 of 5 on the road, including three games against top 25 teams. Next up, the Commodores head to South Carolina to play the top-ranked Gamecocks in Monday night’s SEC Game of the Week at 6 p.m. CT.

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