No. 13 Vanderbilt women pull away from UAB 69-54

Vanderbilt guard Elan Brown (30) is defended by UAB forward Michaelea Kleist, right, in the first half of an NCAA basketball game on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Vanderbilt guard Elan Brown (30) is defended by UAB forward Michaelea Kleist, right, in the first half of an NCAA basketball game on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Vanderbilt head coach Melanie Balcomb yells to her team in the first half of an NCAA basketball game against UAB on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Vanderbilt head coach Melanie Balcomb yells to her team in the first half of an NCAA basketball game against UAB on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

UAB head coach Audra Smith yells to her players in the first half of an NCAA  college basketball game against Vanderbilt on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

UAB head coach Audra Smith yells to her players in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Vanderbilt on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Vanderbilt forward Heather Bowe (3) blocks a shot by UAB's Michaelea Kleist, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Vanderbilt forward Heather Bowe (3) blocks a shot by UAB's Michaelea Kleist, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Vaanderbilt guard Elan Brown (30) tries to drive to the basket as she is defended by UAB forward Dy'Man Webb (41) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Vaanderbilt guard Elan Brown (30) tries to drive to the basket as she is defended by UAB forward Dy'Man Webb (41) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

UAB guard Amber Jones, left, tries to call a timeout as she is defended by Vanderbilt forward Heather Bowe (3) during the first half of an NCAA basketball game on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

UAB guard Amber Jones, left, tries to call a timeout as she is defended by Vanderbilt forward Heather Bowe (3) during the first half of an NCAA basketball game on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Vanderbilt guard Christina Foggie (10) runs into UAB forward Karisma Chapman during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. Also defending for UAB are Kelsie Weynand (4) and Kayla Anderson.  (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Vanderbilt guard Christina Foggie (10) runs into UAB forward Karisma Chapman during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. Also defending for UAB are Kelsie Weynand (4) and Kayla Anderson. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Christina Foggie scored 17 of her 19 points in the second half as No. 13 Vanderbilt won 69-54 over Alabama-Birmingham on Thursday night.

The Commodores (3-0) shot 53.3 percent (16 of 30) in the second half to break open a game they led 23-18 at halftime. They shot just 34.6 percent (9 of 26) in the opening 20 minutes, including 0 for 6 on 3-pointers.

Foggie, the Southeastern Conference's leading scorer last season, got 15 of her points, including a pair of 3-pointers, in the opening 9:26 of the second half, when Vanderbilt outscored the Blazers (2-1) to take a 51-27 lead. The Commodores outscored UAB 26-10 in the paint in the half.

Tiffany Clarke added 14 points for Vanderbilt and Kady Schrann had 11.

Amber Jones scored 15 points and Kelsie Weynand 14 to lead the Blazers, who were trying for their first 3-0 start since 1994-95.

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