COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The Vanderbilt women’s basketball team fell to #20/24 Texas A&M, 69-53, Thursday night in Reed Arena.
The Commodores trailed 21-14 in the second, but Autumn Newby and Brinae Alexander buried a pair of jumpers to cut the Aggie lead to three, 21-18. Chennedy Carter connected on two shots from the charity stripe to spark a 12-0 Texas A&M run that spanned over the last 5:13 of the half, giving the Aggies a 33-18 cushion.
Alexander led players with a career-high 24 points on a career-high four triples made. LeaLea Carter continued her double-digit trend with 13 points. It was her fifth consecutive game in double-figures.
Newby pulled down a career-high 13 boards to lead all players.
The Commodores out-rebounded Texas A&M 40-to-37 and held the Aggies to just 8 percent from beyond the arc.
With the loss, Vanderbilt drops to 6-15 (1-7 SEC) while Texas A&M improves to 17-4 (6-2 SEC).
The Commodores will be back in action on Sunday as they welcome in Tennessee. Tip is slated for 2 p.m.