Vanderbilt women beat Alabama 66-56 in SEC tourney
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) Paris Kea and Rebekah Dahlman scored 16 apiece on Wednesday night to help 11th-seeded Vanderbilt women snapped a three-game losing streak by beating No. 14 seed Alabama 66-56 in the first round of the Southeastern Conference tournament.
Marqu'es Webb added 14 points and seven rebounds for Vanderbilt (15-15), which will play No. 6 seed Kentucky in the second round on Thursday.
Kea scored six points during a 12-4 spurt that gave Vanderbilt a 66-54 lead with 60 seconds left and the Commodores held on from there.
Ashley Williams scored 21, on 10-of-15 shooting, to lead Alabama (14-18), which lost its sixth in a row.
Vanderbilt made 29 of 58 field goals, including 17 of 30 (56.7 percent) in the second half, and scored 19 points off of 12 Alabama turnovers.
The Commodores ended the regular season with a losing record for the first time since the 1982-83 season.