Postseason Run Begins

No.6-seeded Vanderbilt takes on either Florida or Missouri in the SEC Second Round on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. CT on SEC Network

No. 6 Vanderbilt (22-8) vs. No. 11 Florida/No. 11 Missouri
Thursday, March 7, 2024 • 7:30 p.m. CT

Bon Secours Wellness Arena • Greenville, S.C. • SEC Network
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GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Vanderbilt women’s basketball begins its run in the 2024 SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament this week, as the No. 6-seeded Commodores take on the winner of Wednesday’s contests between No. 11-seed Florida and No. 14-seed Missouri on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. CT on SEC Network.

Starting Five
>> The Commodores head into the 2024 SEC Women’s Basketball holding a 22-8 overall record. The Dores earned the tournament’s No. 6 seed thanks to their 9-7 finish in SEC play. It is the highest seed that the Commodores have held at the SEC Tournament since 2011 when Vanderbilt was the No. 3 seed.

>> Vanderbilt is 49-37 all-time at the SEC Tournament, while the Commodores are 1-2 under head coach Shea Ralph. Vanderbilt received a bye in this year’s tournament, which marks the first time since the 2010-11 campaign that the Dores have earned a bye in the SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament.

>> The Commodores have won a total of six SEC Tournament Championships, with the most recent coming at the 2009 SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament. Vanderbilt has made eight appearances in the SEC Championship Game, with the last coming in 2009. Vandy has made a total of 18 SEC Tournament Semifinal appearances, with the last coming in 2011.

>> Vanderbilt will take on the winner of Wednesday’s game between Florida and Missouri. The Commodores defeated the Gators in their lone matchup of the season, with Vandy picking up the 63-57 win at Memorial Gymnasium back on Jan. 7. Vandy split the season series with Missouri. The Tigers collected a 65-63 win in Nashville on Jan. 14, then Vanderbilt collected a 68-61 win in Columbia last Thursday.

>> A trio of Commodores earned All-SEC postseason honors, as announced by the league offices on Tuesday. Graduate student Jordyn Cambridge made her third career appearance on the All-SEC defensive team, while Iyana Moore was selected to the All-SEC second team for the first time in her career. Forward Khamil Pierre rounded out the trio of honorees for Vanderbilt, as she earned a place on the All-SEC freshman team.

Game Coverage
Thursday’s contest will air live on SEC Network, 30 minutes after the conclusion of 5 p.m. CT SEC Tournament contest. Fans can listen to the game on the Vanderbilt Commodores app or on 94.9 The Fan in the Nashville area.

NET Ranking
Vanderbilt holds a NET ranking of 56 coming into Sunday’s game. The Commodores have the ninth-best NET ranking in the SEC entering conference play. The NET is an evaluation tool used by the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee to determine seeding and at-large bids.

A Tangible Improvement
Vanderbilt’s 22 wins this season marks a 10-win improvement from last year’s win total of 12. That is the second-largest improvement in win total from year to year in program history. The largest improvement in wins from one season to the next in program history is 11, which came during the 1983-84 team’s 23-win campaign.

Going for Win No. 23
Vanderbilt comes into the SEC Tournament with 22 wins on the year. That is the most wins in a season for the Commodores under third-year Shea Ralph, while it is the 28th time in program history that Vanderbilt has won 20 or more games in a season. The last Vanderbilt had 23 or more wins in a year came during the 2011-12 campaign when the Dores collected 23 wins.

Moving Up the SEC Career Steals List
Jordyn Cambridge’s 341 career steals is the Vanderbilt record for most steals, while it ranks 10th on the SEC’s all-time steals list. Cambridge needs two more steals to pass Georgia’s Teresa Edwards (342; 1982-86) for ninth on the list and six more steals to move into eighth place, which is currently occupied by LSU’s Pokey Chatman (346; 1987-91).

1,000 Career Points
Graduate student Jordyn Cambridge recently became the 40th Commodore to score 1,000 points during their Vanderbilt career. Cambridge’s 1,0006 career points currently put her at No. 38 on Vanderbilt’s all-time scoring list. She needs 12 points to move past Rhonda Blades (1,017; 1992-95) for 37th on the list. Cambridge is the only Commodore to collect 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 400 assists, and 300 steals during their Vanderbilt career.

Racking Up the SEC Wins
Vanderbilt goes into the 2024 SEC Tournament with nine conference wins. The nine SEC wins are the most the program has won since winning nine games during the 2012-13 season. The Commodores have set a program record for most SEC road wins in a season with six this year.

Picking Their Pockets
Vanderbilt is third in the SEC in steals per game at 10.2. Vandy’s 10.2 steals per game average is also 41st-best nationally. Graduate student Jordyn Cambridge paces the SEC in steals with 107. Cambridge’s 107 total steals are third-most in NCAA Division I this season.

Moore Production in SEC Play
Junior Iyana Moore is averaging 17.6 points per game in SEC play and is the sixth-best scoring average in conference games this season. Her career-high 37 points scored at Kentucky on Jan. 11 are the most points scored in an SEC game this season. The guard has also scored double-digit points in 15 of her last 18 games.

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