Commodores Take On Islanders

Vanderbilt hosts Texas A&M Corpus Christi Monday night

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt returns to the floor for the second time this season when the Commodores welcome Texas A&M Corpus Christi to Memorial Gym for a Monday night tipoff. The game will begin at 7 p.m. and will air live on the SEC Network. Commodore fans can also tune into the game on the Vanderbilt IMG Radio Network with Joe Fisher and Tim Thompson on WLAC 1510 AM and 98.3 FM, and online on and the vucommodores app.

Tickets only $10

Tickets for the game can be purchased for as low as $10 at, at the McGugin Center Ticket Office, or at the Memorial Gym Box Office 90 minutes prior to tip-off.

Vanderbilt Basketball Quick Hitters

• New head coach Jerry Stackhouse is the 28th men’s basketball coach in the history of Vanderbilt basketball. He is the first African-American Commodore men’s basketball head coach and is one of two current African-American head coaches in the Southeastern Conference (Cuonzo Martin, Missouri).

• Stackhouse earned his first collegiate victory in the Commodores’ season opener against Southeast Missouri, earning an 83-65 win over the Redhawks. Vanderbilt moved to 61-7 in home openers at Memorial Gym, and have won 13 consecutive season-opening game at the SEC’s oldest facility.

• Stackhouse has been a star player at every level of basketball. He was a 1993 McDonald’s All-American in high school and an All-American at North Carolina in 1995. He was the No. 3 overall pick in the 1995 NBA Draft, a two-time All-Star and earned the 2000-01 scoring title. In his 18-year NBA career, he scored 16,409 points while playing for the 76ers, Pistons, Wizards, Mavericks, Bucks, Heat, Hawks and Nets.

• His prior coaching stints have all come in the NBA or the NBA G League. He was an assistant coach for the Memphis Grizzlies in 2018-19, and was the head coach of the Toronto Raptors’ G-League franchise, Raptors 905, in 2016-17 and 2017-18, where his teams won one championship (2017) and advanced to the finals (2018) in another. He was also named the G-League Coach of the Year in 2016-17.

• Sophomore Aaron Nesmith led the Commodores with 25 points with a career-high seven three-pointers made. Nesmith became the first Commodore since Matthew Fisher-Davis vs. Auburn on Jan. 4, 2017, to make seven threes in a game.

• Junior Saben Lee added 21 points, and senior Clevon Brown added a career-high 15 points. Brown also made three three-pointers against the Redhawks, a career best, and surpassed his 2018-19 season total (2).

• Four freshmen, Scotty Pippen Jr., Dylan Disu, Jordan Wright, and Oton Jankovic all made their collegiate debuts against the Redhawks. Redshirt sophomore Ejike Obinna returned to the court and scored seven points after redshirting last season.

• The Commodores return six letter winners from 2018-19, with junior Saben Lee leading the way for the Commodores a year ago. Lee averaged 12.7 points per game and led the team with 3.8 assists per contest. Sophomore Aaron Nesmith also averaged double figures a year ago with 11.0 points per game. Other letter winners returning include junior guard Maxwell Evans, junior forward Matthew Moyer, senior forward Clevon Brown, and junior guard Isaiah Rice. Redshirt sophomore Ejike Obinna returns to the floor after redshirting last season.

• Nesmith was recently named to the preseason All-SEC second-team by the league’s coaches.

• Saben Lee was one of seven major conference underclassmen in 2018-19 with 400+ points, 100+ rebounds and 100+ assists, and is the only one in the SEC. (Terence Davis and Grant Williams were the only others in the SEC to reach those numbers.)

• The Commodores are one of only three schools (UNLV and Princeton) to have made a three-point basket since the inception of the three-point line in the 1986-87 season.

With a made three against Texas A&M Corpus Christi, Vanderbilt will move to 1,066 consecutive games with a three-pointer.

• The Commodores have had five first-round NBA Draft picks since 2012, the second-most in the SEC in that time span – Darius Garland (5th, Cleveland Cavaliers), Wade Baldwin IV (17th, Memphis Grizzlies), Damian Jones (30th, Golden State Warriors), and John Jenkins (23rd, Atlanta) and Festus Ezeli (30th, Golden State). Garland, Jones, and former standout Luke Kornet (Chicago Bulls) are all active players in the NBA.

• Memorial Gym is the SEC’s oldest faciilty, built in 1952. The Commodores are 803-235 all-time in the building.

About Texas A&M Corpus Christi
Series Record:  First Meeting
Last Meeting:  NA
Record at Vanderbilt:  NA
Record at TAMU-CC:  NA
Record at Neutral Site:  NA
Coach Stackhouse vs. TAMU-CC:  First Meeting
Media Information

Vanderbilt vs. Texas A&M Corpus Christi
Nashville, Tenn. – Memorial Gym – 7 p.m. CDT
TV: SEC Network
TV Talent: Richard Cross (pxp), Barry Booker (analyst)
Radio: Vanderbilt Radio Network from Learfield/IMG College,
Radio Talent: Joe Fisher (pxp), Tim Thompson (analyst)
Live Stats:
Twitter Updates:  @VandyMBB
Notes: @VandyNotes