Dores Return Home Sunday

Vanderbilt set for a 1 p.m. tip against Louisiana Tech

 Vanderbilt (7-1, 0-0 SEC) vs. Louisiana Tech (2-5, 0-0 C-USA)
Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023 1 p.m. CT

Memorial Gymnasium • Nashville, Tenn. • SEC Network+Tickets
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Vanderbilt women’s basketball team returns to Memorial Gymnasium after a three-game road trip, as the Commodores host Louisiana Tech this Sunday. Tipoff against the Lady Techsters is set for 1 p.m. on SEC Network+.

Starting Five
>> Vanderbilt enters the weekend with a 7-1 overall record. The Dores are coming off their first loss of the 2023-24 season, as Vandy dropped a 70-62 decision at No. 5/10-ranked NC State this past Wednesday as part of the ACC/SEC Challenge.

>> Vandy is 19-3 at home against nonconference opponents under head coach Shea Ralph. The Dores have won six-straight home games against teams from outside of the SEC. Vanderbilt has also won 10 of its last 12 home games against nonconference opponents. The Commodores are 27-12 overall against non-league foes in the Ralph era.

>> With a 7-1 record, Vanderbilt is off to its best start to a season through eight games since the 2016-17 season. The Commodores opened the 2016-17 campaign with a 10-1 record through 11 games.

>> Sunday will be the fourth-ever matchup between Vanderbilt and Louisiana Tech. It will be only the second regular season meeting between the two schools, as the first two games were an NCAA Tournament matchup. The Commodores defeated the Lady Techsters, 58-53, in the Elite 8 round of the 1993 NCAA Tournament to advance to the program’s only Final Four to date. The first regular season matchup came last season, when the Dores went to Louisiana Tech and picked up a 75-70 victory in overtime.

>> The Vanderbilt women’s basketball team will be hosting a food drive at Sunday’s game on behalf of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. Commodore fans will be able to donate canned, non-perishable items at marketing tables located at Gates 1, 3, and 6 throughout both contests. Those who cannot attend either day will be able to contribute by making a virtual donation by clicking HERE.

Game Coverage
Sunday’s game will stream live on SEC Network+ at 1 p.m. Fans can also listen to the game on the Vanderbilt Commodores app or on 94.9 The Fan in the Nashville area.

Vandy United Celebration
Celebrate Vandy United and the Dare to Grow campaign at this Sunday’s game against Louisiana Tech. Fans are encouraged to stop by the marketing tables to grab a free Vandy United jersey rally towel while supplies last. Click HERE to purchase tickets. Team of the Week named the Vanderbilt women’s basketball team its Team of the Week on Nov. 27 after going undefeated at the South Point Thanksgiving Shootout. The Commodores are off to their best start since the 2011-12 season, as Vanderbilt enters the weekend at 7-1.

Improving from Behind the Arc
Graduate student Jordyn Cambridge has been lighting it up from behind the arc of late. The guard has hit a total of 11 3-point field goals over the last three games. Cambridge is shooting 47.8% (11-of-23) on 3-point attempts over the last three games. She has hit at least four 3-pointers in each of her last two games.

Overall, Cambridge has hit a team-best 14 3-point field goals through eight games this season. The 14 3-pointers match Cambridge’s career-high for most 3-point field goals made in a season, which occurred during the 2019-20 campaign. The Nashville, Tennessee, native is shooting a career-best 38.9% from behind the arc this season.

Hitting the Glass
Despite her 5-10 frame, graduate student Jordyn Oliver has been pulling down the rebounds for Vanderbilt. The Prosper, Texas, native has led the Commodores in rebounding in each of the last two games, grabbing 11 caroms against Northern Iowa followed by an 8-rebound performance at No. 5/10 NC State. Oliver is averaging 8.6 boards per game over the last five contests.

Picking Their Pockets
Vanderbilt enters the weekend leading the SEC in steals per game at 12.1. Vandy’s 12.1 steals per game average is also 12th-best nationally. Graduate student Jordyn Cambridge also paces the SEC in steals with 36. Cambridge’s 36 total steals this season are second-most in NCAA Division I.

Double-Digit Scoring Streak
Graduate student Jordyn Cambridge enters Sunday’s game against Louisiana Tech riding an 11-game double-digit scoring streak. The streak spans over the last three seasons, as it started in the first round of the 2020 WNIT with a 24-point performance against Murray State. After missing the 2022-23 season due to injury, Cambridge has opened the 2023-24 season by scoring double-digit points in each of the first eight games.

Scouting the Lady Techsters
Louisiana Tech comes into Memorial Gymnasium with a 2-5 overall record. The Lady Techsters are riding a five-game losing streak after opening the season with back-to-back wins against non-NCAA Division I schools.

Senior Salma Bate leads Louisiana Tech in scoring at 11.1 points per game. The 5-7 guard has scored double-digit points in five games this season, while making a team-best 16 3-point field goals. Senior Anna Larr Roberson is also averaging double figures at 10.4 points per contest. The 6-3 forward is pulling down a team-best 5.6 rebounds per game.

The Lady Techsters are averaging 64.7 points per game this season, while they are shooting 40.1% from the field. Louisiana Tech is hitting 30.9% from behind the arc. Defensively, teams are putting up 66.4 points per game against the Lady Techsters. Louisiana Tech is allowing teams to shoot 41.9% from the floor, while foes are hitting 33.8% of their 3-point field goals.

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