Dores Welcome In Dayton this Wednesday

The Commodores look to improve to 11-1 this season

 Vanderbilt (10-1, 0-0 SEC) vs. Dayton (6-5, 0-0 Atlantic 10)
Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2023 1 p.m. CT

Memorial Gymnasium • Nashville, Tenn. • SEC Network+Tickets
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Vanderbilt women’s basketball team continues its four-game homestand to close out 2023 this Wednesday, as the Commodores welcome Dayton into Memorial Gymnasium. Tipoff against the Flyers is set for 1 p.m. and will stream live on SEC Network +.

Starting Five
>> Vanderbilt comes into Wednesday’s matchup against Dayton sporting a 10-1 overall record. Graduate student Jordyn Cambridge collected her fourth double-double of the season in a 72-50 win over Lipscomb this past Sunday. Cambridge scored 23 points and pulled down 14 rebounds in the victory over the Bisons.

>> The Commodores’ 10-1 record marks the second-best start to a season through the first 11 games in program history. Vanderbilt has held a 10-1 mark through the first 11 games 14 different times, with the most recent occurrence taking place during the 2016-17 campaign.

>> Vandy comes into its matchup against the Flyers seeking their best start to a season through 12 games since the 2011-12 campaign. The Commodores opened the 2011-12 season with a 12-1 overall record.

>> Vanderbilt and Dayton will meet for the ninth time on the hardwood this Wednesday. The Commodores hold the all-time series lead at 5-3, though Vandy will be looking to snap a two-game losing streak to the Flyers. Dayton won the last meeting, 81-56, back on Nov. 18, 2015, in Dayton, Ohio.

>> > The Dores are a perfect 6-0 at home this season, with each win coming against a nonconference foe. Vanderbilt has won eight-straight home games against nonconference teams dating back to last season.

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

Holiday Hoops
Wednesday’s game will be the final Holiday Hoops contest of 2023 Stop by the marketing table to grab a Holiday Hoops t-shirt while supplies last.

Middle Tennessee Tornado Relief
Fans are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys and basic and essential hygiene items to Wednesday’s game as part of Vanderbilt’s support relief efforts following the tornadoes that devastated the Middle Tennessee region. Collection bins from the Community Resource Center will be located on the concourse of Memorial Gymnasium.

NET Ranking
Vanderbilt holds a NET ranking of 60 coming into the weekend, which is a 39-spot improvement from the Commodores’ final NET ranking of the 2022-23 season. The NET is an evaluation tool used by the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee to determine seeding and at-large bids.

Racking Up the Steals
Graduate student Jordyn Cambridge has collected at least one steal in each of her last 49 games. The Nashville, Tennessee, native leads the SEC in steals with 48, which is the second-most in NCAA Division I this season. Cambridge’s 4.4 steals per game also paces the SEC and is the second-best steals per game average in the nation.

Success Against Nonconference Teams
The Commodores have won 12 of their last 13 games against nonconference teams. The lone loss during this stretch is an eight-point loss at No. 5/10 NC State back on Nov. 29. Vanderbilt is 30-12 against non-SEC teams under head coach Shea Ralph.

She’s also a Scoring Threat
Jordyn Cambridge has displayed an improved set of offensive skills since missing last season due to injury. The guard has had two games this season where she has scored 20 or more points, while she has scored double-digit points in all but one contest this season. Cambridge leads the team with 17 made 3-pointers, which is a new career-high in made 3-point field goals in a season for the Nashville, Tennessee, native. She is shooting a career-high 34.7% from behind the arc, a 10.7% improvement over her career shooting average from behind the arc.

Shooting Efficiency
Junior Sacha Washington enters the week ranked fourth in the SEC with a 55.4% shooting percentage. Washington’s field goal percentage is the 48th-best in NCAA Division I this season. She isn’t the only Commodore shooting with high efficiency this season, as graduate student Jordyn Oliver is shooting 62.5% (30-of-48) from the field this season, which would lead the SEC if she had enough shot attempts to qualify.

Moving Up the Steals List
Jordyn Cambridge’s 282 career steals are the fourth-most in program history. The guard needs nine more steals to move past Donna Atkinson (286; 1983-86) for third on the list.

Scouting the Flyers
Dayton comes to Memorial Gymnasium on a two-game winning streak after picking up an 83-64 win at home over Ohio Dominican. The Flyers are 6-5 overall this season, while UD holds a NET ranking of 217.

Junior Ivy Wolf leads the Flyers in scoring at 11.5 points per game. The 5-8 guard last played on Dec. 9 at Miami (Ohio), where she scored 12 points in the win. Wolf is shooting 38.7% from behind the arc and has hit a team-high 24 3-pointers. Redshirt senior Destiny Bohanon is Dayton’s only other double-digit scorer, as the guard is putting up 10.7 points per game. Junior Arianna Smith is averaging nearly a double-double at 12.3 rebounds and 9.7 points per game. Smith has collected five double-doubles on the year.

The Flyers are shooting 42.0% from the field as a team, as they are averaging 69.3 points per game this season. Defensively, UD is allowing teams to score 71.0 points per game, while opponents are shooting 44.4% against Dayton.

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