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Alabama 53

(13-13, 4-9 SEC)

(20) Vanderbilt 64

(20-6, 9-4 SEC)

    8:00 PM ET, February 24, 2005

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    ALA 20 3353
    #20VAN 19 4564

    Earley leads SEC with 12 double-doubles

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Dee Davis scored 16 of her 23 points in the second half to lead Vanderbilt (No. 19 ESPN/USA Today; No. 20 AP) to a 64-53 victory over Alabama on Thursday night.

    Carla Thomas added 14 points and Caroline Williams 12 for Vanderbilt (20-6, 9-4 Southeastern Conference). Ashley Earley finished with 12 points and 12 rebounds for her SEC-leading 12th double-double of the season.

    Marverly Nettles had 15 points and nine rebounds, Monique Bivins finished with 12 points and Natasha Gamble added 11 points for Alabama (13-13, 4-9).

    Alabama closed within 54-47 on a basket by Nettles with 5:22 remaining, but Davis made a 3-pointer and added a pair of free throws to extend the lead to 59-47 with 4:24 left.

    Thomas' three-point play with 3:42 left gave Vanderbilt its biggest lead at 62-49.

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