Lister, Vandy beats No. 24 Georgia, 69-59

Jasmine Lister scored 22 points and Vanderbilt withstood No. 24 Georgia's late 17-2 run to beat the Lady Bulldogs 69-59 Thursday night.

Hannah Tuomi had 19 points for Vanderbilt before fouling out with 3:16 remaining.

Vanderbilt (17-7 overall, 8-3 Southeastern Conference) has four straight wins, including back-to-back road ones to move into a tie with Georgia (18-6, 8-3) for second place in the SEC.

Vanderbilt's big lead was 16 points at 58-42 before Georgia scored 9 straight points to launch its run.

Meredith Mitchell's free throw with 2:56 remaining cut Vanderbilt's lead to 60-59, but the Commodores recovered to score the final 9 points.

One year after ending Georgia's record 16-0 start by beating the Lady Bulldogs in Athens, Vanderbilt again ended a Georgia streak. Georgia was 11-0 at Stegeman Coliseum before its first home loss.

Porsha Phillips had 12 points and Mitchell and Jasmine Hassell each had 10 for Georgia.

Tuomi scored in single figures in five straight SEC games before she broke out of her scoring slump with 20 points in the Commodores' 103-97 double-overtime win at Florida on Sunday. She was dominant inside against Georgia, making 8 of 11 shots, most under the basket, and adding a game-high 13 rebounds.

Georgia's last lead was 11-10, but it managed to keep the game close in the first half. Vanderbilt led only 32-27 at the break before Lister made three 3-pointers in the first 7 minutes of the second half to help the Commodores push their lead to double figures.

Angela Puleo, who transferred to Vanderbilt in 2009 after two seasons at Georgia, and Lister made two early 3-pointers. The Commodores pounded the ball inside to Tuomi, Stephanie Holzer and Tiffany Clarke the rest of the half.

Holzer had 11 points.