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LSU women dominate glass, defensive end in wire-to-wire road win over Vanderbilt

Angel Reese and Aneesah Morrow’s activity and aggression powered the LSU women’s basketball team to an 85-62 win over Vanderbilt on Thursday night in Nashville, Tennessee.

The LSU frontcourt duo commanded the paint. On defense, Reese protected the rim and controlled the glass while Morrow harassed the Vanderbilt guards into turnovers. The product of their efforts was a strong defensive showing, which the No. 13 Tigers used to pick up a dominant Southeastern Conference road win.

We’re getting better,” coach Kim Mulkey said, “and we’re playing better basketball right now than we have really probably all year. And it starts on the defensive end of the floor.”

The Commodores (17-7, 4-6 SEC) shot just 31% from the floor, missed 26 of their 32 3-point attempts and committed 19 turnovers. In the first quarter, LSU allowed them to score just seven points — which equaled the number of giveaways they tallied to start the game — and held them without a field goal for a pair of 3-minute stretches.

LSU guard Flau’jae Johnson steals the ball from Vanderbilt guard Jordyn Cambridge, left, during the first half of their game Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024, in Nashville, Tenn

Reese and Morrow led the Tigers (20-4, 7-3) to an 8-0 start after they converted a trio of strong, contested layups and fought for a trip to the free throw line. Then, after Mikaylah Williams buried a baseline jumper, Hailey Van Lith sank a pair of free throws, and Flau’jae Johnson finished a spinning layup in transition, LSU had a 16-2 lead halfway through the first.

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