Dec. 22, 2017

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Team Record and Series Notes:
-This is the 115th year of Vanderbilt basketball, with the first season taking place in 1900-01. There were no teams in 1904-05 and 1905-06.
-Vanderbilt’s record improves to 5-7 on the season, while Alcorn State drops to 4-9.

Team Notes:
-Starters for tonight’s game were Saben Lee, Joe Toye, Jeff Roberson, Matthew Fisher-Davis and Riley LaChance.
-Vanderbilt had 15 assists to just one turnover in the first half of play. The Commodores finished with a 23:7 assist-to turnover ratio.
-Vanderbilt outscored Alcorn State in second-chance scoring opportunities by an 11-0 margin.
-Riley LaChance made a 3-pointer with 19:31 to play in the first half for the first basket of the game and the Commodores held onto the lead for the remainder of the contest.
-The Commodores knocked down 17 3-point field goals as a team, just two shy of the team’s single-game record of 19, which was set last season against High Point.

Player Notes:
-Jeff Roberson entered the game needing just 17 points to cross the 1,000 point threshold and crossed that mark after converting a layup with 2:48 to play in the first half.
-Roberson, who finished with a game-high 21 points, became just the 48th player in Vanderbilt history to make the 1,000-point club and the third in the 2018 class, joining classmates Riley LaChance and Matthew Fisher-Davis.
-The Class of 2018 becomes just the second in Vanderbilt history to have three 1,000-point scorers in the same class. The only other class to accomplish the feat is the famed F-Troop Class of 1976.
-Roberson was joined in double-figures scoring by LaChance (16), Fisher-Davis (15) and Saben Lee (10).
-Lee also dished out the most assists for the Commodores with four for the game.
-Ejike Obinna and Joe Toye shared the title of leading rebounder for the Commodores with five boards apiece.
-Isaiah Rice scored his first career point for the Commodores off a free throw with 18 seconds remaining in the game.
-Rice’s five minutes played also marked a career high.