Dores Hit the Road for ACC/SEC Challenge

Vanderbilt looks for an 8-0 start this Wednesday at No. 5 NC State

 Vanderbilt (7-0, 0-0 SEC) vs. No. 5 NC State (7-0, 0-0 ACC)
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023 6:15 p.m. CT

Reynolds Coliseum • Raleigh, N.C. • ACC Network
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RALEIGH, N.C. – The undefeated Vanderbilt women’s basketball team is set to head to the Tar Heel State this Wednesday, as the Commodores travel to No. 5-ranked NC State for the ACC/SEC Challenge. Tipoff against the Wolfpack is set for 6:15 p.m. CT and will air live on ACC Network.

Starting Five
>> Vanderbilt enters the week with a perfect 7-0 record. The Commodores won back-to-back games at the South Point Thanksgiving Shootout in Las Vegas last week. Vandy opened its stay in Sin City with a 68-53 win over Iowa State last Friday, then went on to defeat Northern Iowa, 68-64, the following day.

>> The Commodores go into the ACC/SEC Challenge at 7-0 this season. It is Vanderbilt’s best start to a season since the 2011-12 campaign when the Dores opened the year with 10-straight wins.

>> Vandy is 30-14 against nonconference opponents under head coach Shea Ralph. Vanderbilt heads into Wednesday’s matchup having won 10-straight games against non-SEC teams.

>> The Commodores are 1-10 against ranked teams under head coach Shea Ralph. The lone win against a ranked team in the Ralph Era came during her first season, when Vanderbilt upset No. 15/21-ranked Florida, 63-59, at Memorial Coliseum.

>> Vanderbilt is 2-6 all-time against NC State. The two teams played last season in Cancun, Mexico, where the Wolfpack picked up an 82-73 win. NC State has won four-straight games against the Commodores, while Vanderbilt is 0-3 all-time in Raleigh.

Game Coverage
Wednesday’s game will air live on ACC Network starting at 6:15 p.m. CT. Fans can also listen to the game on the Vanderbilt Commodores app or on 94.9 The Fan in the Nashville area. Team of the Week named the Vanderbilt women’s basketball team its Team of the Week on Nov. 27. The Commodores are off to their best start in 12 seasons after going undefeated at the South Point Thanksgiving Shootout. Vanderbilt enters the week a perfect 7-0, which is the Commodores’ best start since the 2011-12 campaign.

Still Perfect
Vanderbilt enters the week with a perfect 7-0 record. The Commodores are one of 26 undefeated teams remaining in NCAA Division I, while Vanderbilt is one of three unbeaten SEC teams.

Cambridge’s Putting Up the Points
Graduate student Jordyn Cambridge scored a career-best 28 points in the win over Northern Iowa to close out the South Point Thanksgiving Shootout. It was Cambridge’s third career game with 20-plus points.

Double-Double Threats
Jordyn Cambridge and Sacha Washington have each recorded three double-doubles this season. They are just one of four sets of teammates in NCAA Division I that have collected at least three double-doubles each this season. The duo recorded a double-double in the same game on two separate occasions this season, with the first coming at UT Martin, and then again vs. Western Kentucky.

Moving Up the Steals List
Jordyn Cambridge now has 265 career steals, which is the fifth-most in program history. The guard needs 13 more steals to move past Cathy Bender (277; 1979-82) for fourth on the list.

Scouting the Wolfpack
Like Vanderbilt, NC State enters Wednesday’s matchup against the Commodores with a perfect 7-0 record. The Wolfpack have collected a pair of top-5 wins over then No. 2-ranked UConn (92-81) and then No. 3-ranked Colorado (78-60) this season. NC State comes in at No. 5 in this week’s Associate Press Poll.

Aziaha James leads the team in scoring at 16.6 points per game while shooting 47.1% from the field. James leads the team in 3-point field goals with 15 and she is shooting 42.9% from behind the arc. Saniya Rivers is putting up 13.1 points per contest, while Madison Hayes (11.1 ppg) and Mimi Collins (10.1 ppg) round out the quartet of double-digit scorers for NC State.

The Wolfpack are averaging 82.0 points per game this season, while shooting 47.2% from the field. NC State is connecting on 33.6% of its shows from behind the arc. Teams are averaging 53.9 points per game this season. NC State is limiting foes to 30.8% from the field, while the Wolfpack are holding opponents to 24% on 3-point field goals.

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