Post-Valparaiso Game Notes

Nov. 20, 2007

Recap | Box Score | Quotes

Team Records and Series Notes:

– Vanderbilt improves to 3-0 on the season, while Valparaiso falls to 2-1.
– The Commodores have won their first three games of the season in seven of the last 10 seasons.
– Vanderbilt now leads the all-time series with Valparaiso 2-0 with both wins coming in Nashville. The Commodores are also now 2-6 all-time against members of the Horizon League.
– Vanderbilt has won 91 of its last 97 games against non-conference opponents at Memorial Gym. Since 1990, the Commodores are 138-13 (91.4 percent) against non-SEC foes at home.
– Vanderbilt is now 79-22 all-time in the month of November.
– Vanderbilt returns to action on Friday night at the South Padre Invitational in South Padre Island, Texas. The Commodores face Utah State at 9 p.m. with the game being aired live by CSTV.

Vanderbilt Team Notes:

– Key Run: Trailing 60-58, the Commodores scored seven unanswered points over the next two and a half minutes to take a 65-60 lead. Freshman center Andrew Ogilvy capped the run with a slam dunk and layup.
– Key Stat: The Commodores were able to take advantage from the foul line tonight, making 25-of-31 (80.6%) free throws. In the second half, Vanderbilt converted on 19-of- 21 (90.5 percent) foul shots. Valparaiso only got to the foul line 12 times, and made 7 of their attempts.
– The Commodores continued their early-season shooting success, making 28-of-56 (50.0 percent) shots from the field and 6-of-11 (54.5 percent) from beyond the arc.
– The Commodores were outrebounded for the first time on the season, with Valparaiso claiming the rebounding battle 45-37. The Crusaders had 21 offensive rebounds on the night.
– Vanderbilt has now hit a three in 667 consecutive games, the second longest streak in the country.

Vanderbilt Individual Notes:

– Andrew Ogilvy led the Commodores in scoring with 21 points, registering his second-consecutive 20-point game. Nineteen of Ogilvy’s 21 points came in the second stanza. The freshman center also added seven rebounds and two blocks.
– Senior forward Ross Neltner recorded his second career double-double, registering 16 points and 10 rebounds. Neltner also contributed three assists, two blocks and a steal.
– Senior guard Alex Gordon barely missed his second career double-double, scoring 10 points and bringing down nine rebounds. Gordon also dished out six assists.
– Senior swingman Shan Foster recorded double-figures for the third straight game, pouring in 15 points. Foster made two threes on the evening to move into a tie with Barry Booker (1986-89) for fourth on the Vanderbilt all-time, three-point field goals made list with 246 made threes.
– Andre Walker had his best performance as a Commodore, registering a career-high nine points and adding two blocks.
– Senior center Alan Metcalfe scored seven points for the Commodores and made the sixth three-pointer of his career in the first half.
– Freshman guard Keegan Bell tied a career high with four assists.
– Sophomore George Drake recorded his first career start.