NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tracy Pontius scored 19 points to help Bowling Green beat Vanderbilt (No. 14 ESPN/USA Today, No. 16 AP) 66-60 on Friday night.
Tamika Nurse made three 3-pointers and finished with 15 points for the Falcons (5-2), who also upset Vanderbilt in the 2007 NCAA tournament. Lauren Prochaska had 14 points.
The Commodores (7-1) trailed by 18 at one point in the first half but Jence Rhoads scored 13 of her 17 points in the second half to help Vanderbilt take a 59-58 lead with 3:21 left.
Pontius' drive got the lead back for Bowling Green and she converted four free throws in the final 46 seconds to help close it out.
Lauren Lueders scored 11 points for Vanderbilt.