Dores Travel Down to Georgia

Vanderbilt hits the road for the first time in February for a Sunday matinee against the Bulldogs

Vanderbilt (17-7, 4-6 SEC) at Georgia (11-12, 2-8 SEC)
Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024 • 11 a.m. CT

Stegeman Coliseum • Athens, Ga. • SEC Network
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Vanderbilt women’s basketball team heads out on the road for the first time in February, as the Commodores travel to Georgia to take on the Bulldogs in a Sunday matinee. Tipoff from Stegeman Coliseum is set for 11 a.m. CT and will air live on SEC Network.

Starting Five
>> Vanderbilt comes into the game sporting a 17-7 overall record and a 4-6 mark in SEC play. The Commodores will look to snap their recent five-game losing streak, as Vandy dropped an 85-62 decision to No. 13/12 LSU on Thursday at Memorial Gymnasium. Freshman Khamil Pierre recorded her third double-double of the season with a 13-point, 11-rebound effort against the Tigers. Junior Iyana Moore sank four 3-pointers en route to a game-high 17 points, extending her double-digit scoring streak to a season-long six games.

>> Sunday’s matchup between the Commodores and the Bulldogs will be the 70th meeting all-time between the two schools. Georgia leads the series 41-28 and has won each of the last two matchups.

>> The Dores are 8-20 all-time at Stegeman Coliseum. The last matchup in Athens took place on Feb. 3, 2022, with the Bulldogs claiming the 71-56 victory.

>> Vanderbilt is 6-3 in games away from Memorial Gymnasium this season. The Commodores are 4-3 in true road games and 2-0 in neutral site contests. Vandy holds a 2-2 mark in road games against SEC teams this season.

>> Graduate student Jordyn Cambridge was one of 15 NCAA Division I women’s basketball players selected to the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year Mid-Season Team. The guard leads the SEC and ranks second nationally in steals with 88, while her 3.7 steals per game average is third-best nationally this season.

Game Coverage
Sunday’s contest will air live at 11 a.m. CT 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 57 coming into Sunday’s game. The Commodores have the ninth-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.

Tiger Queen
All three of Khamil Pierre’s double-doubles this season have come against the Tiger schools of the SEC. The 6-2 freshman recently posted her third double-double of the season in the Feb. 8 matchup against LSU with a 13-point, 11-rebound effort. Pierre recorded her first collegiate double-double against the Tigers of Missouri on Jan. 14, as she scored 16 points and pulled a career-high 12 rebounds. Pierre followed that up with her second collegiate double-double just four days later on Jan. 18, with a career-high 17 points and 10 rebounds against Auburn.

Iyana Extends Her Scoring Streak
With her 17-point performance against LSU, junior Iyana Moore extended her current double-digit scoring streak to six games. The guard is averaging 15.8 points per contest during the streak. It is the second-longest scoring streak of Moore’s career, as she had an eight-game streak that spanned over the 2021-22 and 2023-24 seasons. Moore missed the 2022-23 campaign due to an injury.

Moving Up the Steals List
Jordyn Cambridge’s 322 career steals are the second-most in program history. The guard needs 17 more steals to move past Deborah Denton (338; 1986-89) for first on the list.

Sharing the Ball
The Commodores have been dishing out the assists this season. Vanderbilt’s 15.4 assists per game ranks sixth-best in the SEC, while it is 60th nationally. Graduate student Jordyn Cambridge’s 4.4 assists per game is the 84th-best average in NCAA Division I, while it is fifth-best in the SEC.

Moore Production in SEC Play
Junior Iyana Moore is averaging 18.6 points per game in SEC play and is tied for the fifth-best scoring average in conference games this season. 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 11 of her last 12 games.

Picking Their Pockets
Vanderbilt is third in the SEC in steals per game at 10.5. Vandy’s 10.5 steals per game average is also 34th-best nationally. Graduate student Jordyn Cambridge paces the SEC in steals with 88. Cambridge’s 88 total steals are second-most in NCAA Division I this season.

Closing in on 1,000 Career Points
Graduate student Jordyn Cambridge needs 38 more points to join Vanderbilt’s 1,000-point club. The sixth-year player has currently scored 962 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 Bulldogs
Georgia currently holds an 11-12 overall record and a 2-8 mark in SEC action. The Bulldogs currently hold a NET ranking of 98 coming into Sunday’s contest. Georgia holds a 7-5 record at Stegeman Coliseum this season.

Senior Javyn Nicholson leads the Bulldogs in scoring and rebounding this season, as the 6-2 forward is averaging 15.5 points and 8.9 rebounds per game. Nicholson has collected a total of 12 double-doubles on the year, four of which have come in SEC games. Fellow senior Zoesha Smith is nearly averaging double-digit points at 9.9 per game.

The Bulldogs are averaging 65.1 points per game this season, while they give up 66.4 points per contest. Georgia is shooting 41.1 percent from the floor while connecting on 27.2 percent from behind the arc. Defensively, the Bulldogs are allowing teams to shoot 38.6 percent from the floor and 33.3 percent on 3-point field goals.

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