Commodores Take On Crimson Tide Monday

Vanderbilt continues its three-game homestand Monday with a 6 p.m. contest against Alabama

Vanderbilt (17-5, 4-4 SEC) vs. Alabama (17-6, 4-4 SEC)
Monday, Feb. 5, 2024 • 6 p.m. CT

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Vanderbilt women’s basketball team continues its three-game SEC homestand this Monday, as the Commodores are set to take on Alabama in the annual Play4Kay game. Tipoff against the Crimson Tide is set for 6 p.m. and will air live on SEC Network.

Starting Five
>> Vanderbilt comes into Monday’s contest sporting a 17-5 overall record and a 4-4 mark in SEC play. The Commodores dropped a 67-61 decision to Ole Miss at home this past Thursday. Junior Iyana Moore led a trio of double-digit scorers for the Dores, as she tallied 18 points to extend her double-figure scoring streak to four games.

>> This season’s 17-5 record is tied for the third-best start in program history through the first 22 games of the season. It marks the seventh time in program history that the Commodores have held a 17-5 record through 22 contests, with the most recent occurrence coming during the 2011-12 campaign.

>> Monday’s matchup between the Commodores and the Crimson Tide will be the 56th meeting all-time between the two schools. Vanderbilt leads the all-time series, 34-21. Alabama won last season’s game in Tuscaloosa, 88-70, to pick up its ninth-straight win over the Commodores.

>> Vanderbilt is 19-4 all-time in Nashville against Alabama. Vanderbilt’s last home win over the Crimson Tide came back on Jan. 26, 2017, when the Dores picked up an 87-80 victory. Alabama won the last contest played at Memorial Gymnasium between the two schools back on Feb. 6, 2022, as the Crimson Tide claimed a 77-71 overtime victory.

>> The Commodores are 11-2 at home this season. Vanderbilt is 32-15 at Memorial Gymnasium under head coach Shea Ralph.

Game Coverage
Monday’s contest will air live at 6 p.m. on SEC Network. Fans can listen to the game on the Vanderbilt Commodores app or on 94.9 The Fan in the Nashville area.

Play4Kay Game and Healthcare Appreciation Night
Help us support the fight against all cancers affecting women by honoring the late Coach Kay Yow and the Play4Kay Cancer Fund at Monday night’s game.

It is also Healthcare Appreciation Night at Memorial Gymnasium. Vanderbilt Athletics invites all healthcare workers to join us at the game with a special discount ticket offer. If interested or have questions, contact Dallas Robinson at or 615.343.0646. Fans can click here for tickets.

NET Ranking
Vanderbilt holds a NET ranking of 53 coming into Monday’s game. The Commodores have the eighth-best NET ranking in the SEC entering conference play. The NET is an evaluation tool used by the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee to determine seeding and at-large bids.

Collecting the Wins
Vanderbilt’s 17 wins this season are tied for the sixth-most in the nation. The Commodores are one of 17 NCAA Division I schools that have won 17 games this season. Vandy’s 77.3 percent winning percentage is currently tied for the 42nd-best winning percentage in NCAA Division I.

Picking Their Pockets
Vanderbilt is second in the SEC in steals per game at 10.7. Vandy’s 10.7 steals per game average is also 29th-best nationally. Graduate student Jordyn Cambridge paces the SEC in steals with 83. Cambridge’s 83 total steals are second-most in NCAA Division I this season.

Cambridge’s Steals Streak
Graduate student Jordyn Cambridge has picked up a steal in 60 consecutive games coming into Monday’s contest. Cambridge has picked up a total of 224 steals during the streak, which began back on Feb. 2, 2020, in a home contest against Missouri. It is the longest active consecutive steals streak in the SEC.

Moore Production in SEC Play
Junior Iyana Moore is currently riding a four-game double-digit scoring streak. Moore is averaging 19.1 points in SEC games, which is third-best in SEC play. Her career-high 37 points scored at Kentucky on Jan. 11 are the most points scored in an SEC game this season. The guard has also scored double-digit points in nine of her last 10 games.

Closing in on 1,000 Career Points
Graduate student Jordyn Cambridge needs 52 more points to join Vanderbilt’s 1,000-point club. The sixth-year player has currently scored 948 points as a Commodore. When she hits the mark, Cambridge will become the 40th Vanderbilt women’s basketball player to score 1,000 career points.

Scouting the Crimson Tide
Alabama comes to Nashville on a two-game winning streak that has pushed its overall record to 17-6 overall and 4-4 in SEC play. The Crimson Tide currently holds a NET ranking of 30 coming into Monday’s game.

Junior Sarah Ashlee Barker leads Alabama in scoring at 17.0 points per game. The 6-0 guard is shooting 53.3 percent from the field and is pulling down 6.1 caroms per contest. Freshman Essence Cody is putting up 9.0 points per contest and leads the team on the glass at 6.6 rebounds per game.

The Crimson Tide average 75.0 points per game, while they are shooting 44.8 percent from the floor. Alabama is shooting 35.1 percent from behind the arc this season. The Crimson Tide are giving up 58.0 points per game to their opposition, while foes are shooting 37.4 percent from the field and 27.0 percent on 3-pointers.

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