MEMPHIS, Tennessee (Ticker) -- Chantelle Anderson scored 26 points and keyed a pivotal spurt in the final six minutes as No. 15 Vanderbilt stunned top-ranked Tennessee, 77-74, in the semifinals of the Southeastern Conference tournament.
Ashley McElhiney had 16 of her 27 points in the second half, including five free throws in the final 25 seconds, for Vanderbilt (21-8). The game was tied, 56-56, with 5:08 to go when a three-point play by Anderson put th Commodores ahead for good.
Just 32 seconds later, Anderson made a layup to push the lead to five and Tennessee (29-2) got no closer than three points the rest of the way. When the Volunteers finally made it a one-possession game, drawing within 74-71 with 18 seconds left, McElhiney sank a free throw.
Vanderbilt called timeout, set up its defense and forced a backcourt violation. McElhiney sealed the victory with two free throws with nine seconds to go.
Anderson made 10-of-13 shots and McElhiney 14-of-16 free throws for the Commodores, who will meet the Arkansas-Georgia winner on Sunday.
Michelle Snow and Semeka Randall scored 15 points apiece for Tennessee, which shot just 39.5 percent (15-of-38) in the second half.