BLOG: Vanderbilt 74, WKU 48 (final)

The Lady Toppers (4-6) will try to win their fifth game in six tries as they visit Vanderbilt (7-3) at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The Commodores are 6-0 in Memorial Gymnasium this season. Follow the Herald’s live blog for updates.

Cole Claybourn

The Lady Toppers (4-6) will try to win their fifth game in six tries as they visit Vanderbilt (7-3) at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The Commodores are 6-0 in Memorial Gymnasium this season. Follow along with the game as Herald women’s hoops writer Cole Claybourn provides updates.

FINAL: Vanderbilt 74, WKU 48

LaTeira Owens had 20 points for WKU, and Arnika Brown had 15.

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2:42 Vanderbilt 72, WKU 43

The Lady Toppers are on pace to have the lowest second half total of any Vanderbilt opponent this season. They currently have 20. Lowest before tonight was Quinnipiac with 24.

6:22 Vanderbilt 67, WKU 35

Head Coach Mary Taylor Cowles was issued a technical foul for arguing with an official. Things have really gone downhill for the Lady Toppers since the first 10 minutes when they were ahead. 

7:30 Vanderbilt 63, WKU 35

This one is getting out of hand. The Lady Toppers are being outscored 35-13 this half and are shooting just 28.6 percent from the field. They’re also up to 17 turnovers. Not much going their way this game.

11:54 Vanderbilt 50, WKU 28

The Lady Toppers can’t seem to cut into the Vanderbilt lead. They aren’t helping themselves, shooting 29.3 percent with 13 turnovers. Vanderbilt also has two players in double figures. Arnika Brown and LaTeira Owens both have three fouls as well.

 15:53 Vanderbilt 41, WKU 22 

Vanderbilt opened the second half with a 13-4 run. WKU has 10 turnovers in the game and is shooting 31.6 percent. Jence Rhoads has 17 points for Vanderbilt.

Halftime: Vanderbilt 28, WKU 22

Vanderbilt went on an 9-1 run to close out the half and now has its largest lead. Amy McNear’s desperation half-court shot bounced off the front of the rim and the Lady Toppers will head in to the half down six. Arnika Brown has 9 points to lead the Lady Toppers and LaTeira Owens has eight. The Lady Toppers are shooting 31.3 percent from the field.

3:13 WKU 21, Vanderbilt 19

They Lady Toppers are still clinging to a slim lead. They allowed Vanderbilt to take their first lead with a lay-up to go up 17-16 with 6:45 left to play. Arnika Brown tied up after making one of two free-throws. Her free-throw ended a five-minute scoring drought for WKU.

7:27 WKU 16, Vanderbilt 15

Vanderbilt put a quick 6-2 run together in a 2-minute span to go down just three, then hit two free-throws to cut it to within one with 9:15 left and it’s been scoreless since.

11:53 WKU 14, Vanderbilt 7

The Lady Toppers have been in control from the tip. Arnika Brown leads the way with eight points and LaTeira Owens is 3-for-4 from the field with six points.

15:57 WKU 6, Vanderbilt 0

LaTeira Owens has four early points and Arnika Brown has two.

Pregame: The starting five for WKU remains the same: Amy McNear, Hope Brown, Vanessa Obafemi, LaTeira Owens and Arnika Brown.