Dores Go Hog Hunting Sunday

Vanderbilt travels to Arkansas to take on the Razorbacks this Sunday on SEC Network+

Vanderbilt (19-8, 6-7 SEC) at Arkansas (18-10, 6-7 SEC)
Sunday, Feb. 25, 2024 • 2 p.m. CT

Bud Walton Arena • Fayetteville, Ark. • SEC Network+
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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Vanderbilt women’s basketball team opens a two-game road trip Sunday, as the Commodores head to the Natural State to take on Arkansas. Tipoff from Bud Walton Arena is set for 2 p.m. and will stream live on SEC Network+.

Starting Five
>> The Commodores hit the road sporting a 19-8 overall record, while Vanderbilt holds a 6-7 mark in SEC plays. The Dores are coming off an 86-61 home loss to Tennessee. Junior Iyana Moore led a trio of double-digit scorers for the Commodores with a game-high 25 points against the Lady Volunteers.

>> Sunday’s matchup will be the 40th all-time meeting between the Commodores and Razorbacks. Vanderbilt leads the series 27-12. The Dores picked up a 78-70 victory in the last matchup between the two schools, which took place on Feb. 9, 2023, at Memorial Gymnasium. The two have traded wins in each of the last three games, with Vanderbilt holding a 2-1 edge. The home team has claimed victory in each of the last three contests.

>> Vanderbilt is 8-9 all-time at Bud Walton Arena. The last Commodore win over the Razorbacks in Fayetteville came back on Feb. 20, 2014, when Vanderbilt picked up a 56-50 win. The Dores are 0-1 inside Bud Walton Arena under head coach Shea Ralph, as Vanderbilt dropped an 84-81 contest on Jan. 16, 2023.

>> The Dores are 8-3 away from Memorial Gymnasium this season. Vanderbilt is 6-3 in true road games and 2-0 in natural site contests. The Commodores are 4-2 in SEC road games this season. The four SEC road wins are the most road conference games that Vanderbilt has won since the 2010-11 season, when Vanderbilt won five SEC road games.

>> Vandy heads into Sunday’s contest looking to extend its two-game winning streak on the road. The Commodores have won back-to-back away contests at Georgia (61-55) and at Texas A&M (49-45). The last time Vanderbilt had a three-game winning streak in SEC road games came back during the 2010-11 campaign, when the Commodores won four-straight conference road games to close out the regular season.

Game Coverage
Sunday’s contest will stream live at 2 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.

NET Ranking
Vanderbilt holds a NET ranking of 59 coming into Sunday’s game. The Commodores have the 10th-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.

Going for Win No. 20
Vanderbilt comes into Sunday’s game with 19 wins on the year. That is the most wins in a season for the Commodores under third-year Shea Ralph. The last time Vandy won 20 games came during the 2012-13 campaign when the Dores collected 21 wins. As a program, Vanderbilt has posted 20 or more wins in a season 27 times.

Moving Up the Steals List
Jordyn Cambridge’s 328 career steals are the second-most in program history. The guard needs 11 more steals to move past Deborah Denton (338; 1986-89) for first on the list.

Pierre’s Record-Setting SEC Freshman of the Week Honor
On Feb. 20, Khamil Pierre was named SEC Freshman of the Week for a program-record fourth time. It was the second-straight week that Pierre was named SEC Freshman of the Week, as she averaged 5.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 2.0 steals in a pair of games last week. The forward scored 11 points and pulled down a game-high eight rebounds at Texas A&M to help the Commodores pick up their first win over the Aggies in College Station since Nov. 18, 1997.

Closing in on 1,000 Career Points
Graduate student Jordyn Cambridge needs 10 more points to join Vanderbilt’s 1,000-point club. The sixth-year player has currently scored 990 points over 114 games 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 Razorbacks
The Razorbacks come into Sunday’s game against the Commodores with an 18-10 overall record. Like Vanderbilt, Arkansas holds a 6-7 mark in SEC games. The Razorbacks are 11-4 at Bud Walton Arena this season, while they hold a NET ranking of 63.

Freshman Taliah Scott leads the Razorbacks in scoring at 22.1 points per game. The 5-9 guard is shooting 40.7 percent from the floor and has hit a team-high 52 3-point field goals in 20 games played this season. Scott has missed each of the last two games and has played in only four of her team’s last 12 games. Junior Samara Spencer is putting up 14.0 points per game this season, while senior Makayla Daniels scores 12.3 points per contest. Sophomore Saylor Poffenbarger is averaging a double-double, as the 6-2 guard averages a team-high 11.8 rebounds and 10.7 points per game.

As a team, Arkansas averages 72.3 points per contest, while the Razorbacks shoot 38.4 percent from the floor. The Razorbacks are shooting 31.1 percent from behind the arc this season. Defensively, Arkansas allows 67.0 points per game. Teams are shooting 38.7 percent against the Razorbacks, while the opposition is connecting on 31.5 percent of its shots from behind the arc.

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