Post-Austin Peay Game Notes

Nov. 10, 2007

Recap | Box Score | Quotes

Team Records and Series Notes:
– Vanderbilt improves to 1-0 on the season, while Austin Peay falls to 0-1.
– The Commodores now lead the series 13-1, and own an 11-1 advantage in games played in Nashville. Vanderbilt has won 10 consecutive games against the Governors. Vanderbilt owns a 50-7 record all-time against teams from the Ohio Valley Conference.
– Vanderbilt improves to 89-32 in season openers, and 29-3 in season openers in Memorial Gym. The Commodores have won 15 of their last 17 season openers.
– The Commodores now have an all-time record of 651-184 (.780) in Memorial Gymnasium, including a 137-13 (.913) record against non-conference opponents since 1990.
– Vanderbilt now owns a 77-22 record all-time in the month of November and a 1-1 record in games played on November 10.
– The Commodores return to action on Tuesday night as they travel to Toledo for their first road game of the season. Tip time at Savage Hall is schedule for 6 p.m.

Vanderbilt Team Notes:
– Key Run: The Commodores jumped on Austin Peay early, jumping out to an 18-3 lead. The Governors only scored one basket in the opening eight minutes, a three-pointer from Todd Babington. Shan Foster scored nine of the 18 points for the `Dores during the game-opening run.
– Key Stat: Vanderbilt had a solid night shooting the ball, shooting 54.5 percent (30-of-55) from the field and 52.2 percent (12-of-23) from beyond the arc. In contrast, Austin Peay struggled from the field, shooting 34.5 percent (20-of-58) from the field.
– Vanderbilt has now hit a three in 665 consecutive games, the second longest active streak in the nation.
– Vanderbilt won the battle of the boards 37-31. Dating back to last season, the Commodores are 11-1 when winning the rebounding battle.
– The Commodores dominated down low, winning points in the paint 32-22.

Vanderbilt Player Notes:
– Vanderbilt senior Shan Foster led the Commodores in scoring, pouring in 21 points, moving him into 17th place on the Vanderbilt all-time scoring list. Foster now has 1,341 points in his career as a Commodore. Foster also has 68 double-figure games in his career as a Commodore and 21 games of scoring 20-plus points.
– Foster tied a career-high with seven three-pointers made and set a new career high with 12 three-pointers attempted.
– Senior guard Alex Gordon added 19 points for Vanderbilt, including tying a career high with five three-pointers and three assists. Gordon has scored double figures for the Commodores 20 times in his career.
– Freshman center A.J. Ogilvy scored 18 points, including 16 in the second half, in his Commodore debut. Ogilvy barely missed a double-double in his first career outing, bringing down nine rebounds. He also added two blocked shots.
– Sophomore guard Jermaine Beal set a new career high with six assists.
– Vanderbilt enjoyed balanced scoring as nine of the 10 players that played scored a point.