NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Jasmine Lister scored 24 points and the Vanderbilt defense smothered No. 19 Georgia's top scorers to earn a 66-58 win in the Southeastern Conference opener Thursday night.
Christina Foggie added 11 points for the Commodores (12-2), who won their ninth straight. Lister (1,414) and Foggie (1,412) went past the 1,400-point milestone.
Georgia (12-2) was led by Khaalidah Miller with 16, and Krista Donald and Erika Ford had 12 each. However, Tiaria Griffin and Shacobla Barbee, who combine for 26.7 points per game, were held to five points each.
Lister's layup with 6:21 left put Vanderbilt up for good at 50-49, and she followed with a 3-pointer. Miller countered with a 3 for the Bulldogs, but Foggie's 3 at 5:07 started a 7-0 surge for a 60-52 lead with 3:45 remaining.
Georgia, which had 24 turnovers, got within four with 30 seconds left, but Vanderbilt made four of six free throws down the stretch.
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