Post UT-Martin Game Notes

Dec. 29, 2007

Recap | Box Score | Quotes

Team Records and Series Notes:
– Vanderbilt improves to 12-0, while UT-Martin falls to 5-8.
– The 12-0 start equals the best start in school history. The 2003-04 Commodores also opened the season with 12 consecutive victories.
– The Commodores now lead the all-time series against UT-Martin 5-0.
– Vanderbilt is now 52-7 all-time against members of the Ohio Valley Conference, including 3-0 this season.
– Vanderbilt returns to action on Monday as it welcomes Iona to Memorial Gym. Tip time is set for Noon and the game will be carried live on the Vanderbilt/ISP Radio Network with Joe Fisher (play-by-play) and Tim Thompson (analyst).

Vanderbilt Team Notes:
– Key Run: Tied at 83 with 3:20 remaining in the game, the Commodores finished the contest on a 9-2 run. Senior Shan Foster put the Commodores in front 86-83 with a three-pointer with 3:08 remaining. After UT-Martin cut the lead to 86-85, the Commodores made six consecutive free throws to pull away for the seven-point victory.
– Key Stat: Vanderbilt dominated the turnover category, committing a season-low 10 turnovers, while forcing 21 miscues from the Skyhawks. Vanderbilt won the points off turnover category 40-16. The Commodores also had a season-high 13 steals.
– The `Dores continued their excellent free-throw shooting, making 24-of-30 (80.0 percent) from the charity stripe. Vanderbilt has shot better than 75 percent from the foul line in five games this season.
– Vanderbilt was held below 40 percent shooting for the first time this season. The Commodores finished the game 29-of-73 (39.7 percent) from the floor.
– The Commodores scored 51 points in the first half. Vanderbilt has now scored 50 or more points in a half five times this season.
– Vanderbilt has scored 90 or more points in six games this season.
– Vanderbilt and UT-Martin split the rebounding battle, with both teams bringing down 40 boards. The Commodores pulled down a season-high 23 rebounds in the contest.

Vanderbilt Individual Notes:
– Freshman Andrew Ogilvy led the Commodores in scoring, pouring in 21 points and grabbing nine rebounds. Ogilvy has scored 20 or more points in six games this season. The freshman was also perfect from the foul line, shooting 9-for-9 from the charity stripe.
– Senior Shan Foster added 16 points for Vanderbilt. Foster made three three-pointers to move into sole possession of third place on the Vanderbilt all-time three-point field goals made list. Foster also attempted eight three-pointers, which moves him into second place on the Vanderbilt all-time three-point field goals attempted list with 676.
– Senior guard Alex Gordon turned in his second-consecutive, double-digit point performance, scoring 15 points. Gordon has eight double-figure games on the season. Gordon also tied a career-high with four steals.
– Freshman Darshawn McClellan scored a career-high eight points. McClellan also added five rebounds and an assist.
– Freshman Keegan Bell added nine points on 3-of-4 shooting from beyond the arc.
– Jamie Graham made his first appearance as a member of the Vanderbilt men’s basketball team. Graham had three points, two assists, a rebound and a steal in his Commodore debut. He is the first Vanderbilt football player to play on the basketball team since 1994-95 when Fred Baker played for both squads.