|Vanderbilt Commodores (4-1, 0-0 SEC) vs. Alabama Crimson Tide (9-1, 2-1 SEC)|
|Sunday, Jan. 10 • 1 p.m.|
|Memorial Gym (14,326)|
|Watch: SEC Network|
|Listen: WNSR 560AM/95.9 FM
TuneIn: Charlie Mattos (play-by-play)
- Vanderbilt welcomes Alabama for its 2020-21 SEC opener Sunday afternoon after its first three SEC games were postponed due to COVID-19.
- The game marks the first for Vanderbilt since Dec. 20 when it defeated Gardner-Webb 97-58 in what became it’s non-conference finale. Since, the Commodores were forced to call off games against Samford, Florida, Mississippi State and Missouri.
- The Dores are 34-17 all-time against Alabama, including a stellar 19-2 record at home against the Crimson Tide.
- Vanderbilt cruised from the opening whistle against Gardner-Webb Dec. 20, in a 97-58 victory.
- Brylee Bartram led the Dores with 23 points for the afternoon. Koi Love also kept her hot start to the season going with 19 points and 13 rebounds to record her fourth double-double in five games this year.
- Three other Dores scored in double figures with Chelsie Hall inching closer to 1,000 for her career with 15 points, Enna Pehadzic added 13 and Yaubryon Chambers pitched in 10. Emily Bowman set a new high in her your career to date with eight rebounds.
A Vandy Win Would…
- … be the fifth straight overall.
- … be the 858th win in program history.
- … make the Commodores 13-1 at home against unranked opponents since the start of last season.
- … be the 35th over Alabama and the 20th against the Crimson Tide at home.
- … be the first against Alabama since the 2016-17 season, snapping a streak of five losses in a row.
- … be the second SEC-opening win in a row after dropping the league opener each time from 2014-15 to 2018-19.
A Vandy Loss Would…
- … be the sixth in a row against Alabama.
- … be less good than a win.
We’re Loving It
- Koi Love’s 22.4 points per game ranks tops in the SEC and 20th in the nation thus far. She’s also averaging 11.0 rebounds per game, which is the 20th-most in the country.
- Averaging a double-double, she’s recorded one in four of five games to date.
- Chelsie Hall is now just seven points from 1,000. She would be the 38th Commodore to reach that milestone and the first since Christa Reed and Rachel Bell (2014-18).
- A season ago, Hall led the team with 117 assists—the most for a since Minta Spears had 127 in 2015-16.
Hall and Jordyn Cambridge (105 assists) were the first Commodore pair with 100 assists each since 2010-11 when Jasmine Lister (103) and Jence Rhoads (140) accomplished the feat.
- Vanderbilt will remain at home for a matchup with South Carolina on Thursday night.
- Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. on SEC Network+.