Regular Season Finales

Final road game at LSU, Senior Day against No. 15 Kentucky

at LSU (18-8, 8-6 SEC) vs. #15/15 Kentucky (20-6, 9-5 SEC)
Thursday, Feb. 27 • 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 1 • 1:05 p.m.
Pete Maravich Assembly Center (13,215) Memorial Gymnasium (14,326)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana Nashville, Tennessee
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• Sunday is Senior Day for three Commodores—Sarah Gordon, Mariella Fasoula and LeaLea Carter.
• As has become an annual tradition at the final home game of the season, head coach Stephanie White will donate a wish to a child from the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Charlotte, who is four years old and suffering from cancer, will be receiving the surprise donation and wish announcement Sunday. This will be the fourth straight year Coach White has donated to make a wish come true.

Battle Grounds
at LSU
• Vanderbilt holds a 26-22 all-time advantage in the series with LSU.
• LSU has won the last three in this series dating back to a 70-68 Vanderbilt victory Feb. 13, 2017 in Nashville.
• The Tigers have also won the last eight meetings in Baton Rouge. The last Vanderbilt road victory in this series was a 61-55 win on Feb. 19, 2004.

vs. No. 15 Kentucky
Vanderbilt holds a 29-25 all-time advantage in the series, though Kentucky has won 12 of the last 14, including three SEC Tournament games in that span. 
•  The Commodores hold a 15-8 home record against the Wildcats, but Kentucky has won four of the last five in Memorial Gym since 2010.
• This series began with a Kentucky win in Lexington, 84-61, during the 1981-82 season. Vanderbilt’s first win of the series was a 77-74 victory Jan. 22, 1984, and the Commodores won all but one of the 23 meetings between 1992 and 2009. 

Full Steam Ahead
• Vanderbilt has out-rebounded 19 of its 27 opponents and is winless when being out-rebounded (0-8).
• Vanderbilt is third in the SEC, 23rd in NCAA in rebounding.
• Vanderbilt has four players averaging double figures this season. Last Vandy team to accomplish that was in 2011-12.
• Vanderbilt is 13-2 when holding opponents under 40 percent from the field (0-12 when not).
• Vandy is 11-5 when shooting better than 40 percent.
• Vandy is 10-0 when scoring more than 70 points this season (3-14 when scoring fewer than 70).
• Vanderbilt is 13-7 against unranked opponents this year and 0-7 against the top 25.
• Vandy matched last season’s win total (7) by Dec. 15 and last season’s SEC win total by Jan. 9.
• Vanderbilt’s third SEC win (Feb. 9) eclipsed last season’s SEC win total (2) with six conference games remaining.
• Vanderbilt’s 10 nonconference wins matched the most in the Coach Stephanie White era (also went 10-3 in 2016-17).
• Vanderbilt’s win at Washington was its first Pac-12 road win since 2012 at USC.

Court Martial
• Sophomore Jordyn Cambridge enters the weekend ranked No. 13 in the nation and first in the SEC in steals. She has 80 steals in 27 games this season after she totaled 20 steals in 24 games as a freshman last year.
• Cambridge’s average of 3.0 steals per game is currently the highest average for a Commodore since Deborah Denton averaged 3.2 in 1988-89.
• Cambridge is the first Commodore with 80+ steals in a season since Jennifer Risper stole 81 in 2008-09. Risper also had 91 the year prior (2007-08).
• Cambridge and Risper are the only Commodores this century with 90+ assists and 80+ steals in a season. Risper did so in 2007-08 (34 games) and 2008-09 (35 games).
• With five more assists, Cambridge will be the first Vandy player with 100+ assists and 80+ steals in a season since Jade Huntington had 100 and 87 in 1989-90.
• Cambridge was the first Commodore with seven steals in a game (Nov. 17 vs. Saint Louis) since Risper on Nov. 23, 2008 against Michigan.

On the (Cam) Bridge
• Only one other major conference player fills the box score like Cambridge. She and Veronica Burton (Northwestern) are the only players with 80+ steals, 90+ assists and 100+ rebounds this season (seven players total, nationally).
• Cambridge is first in the SEC and second among major conference players listed at 5-foot-9 or shorter with 13 blocks this season.
• Cambridge leads all SEC players at 5-foot-9 or shorter with 146 rebounds and averages 5.4 per game (42 rebounds, 1.8/game last year). She has led the Commodores in rebounding five times this year and is third on the team in rebounding in conference games this season (5.1 per game).

Hall Monitor
• Junior guard Chelsie Hall leads the team with 98 assists this season. Sophomore Jordyn Cambridge has 95 assists. The last Commodore with 100 in a season was Minta Spears with 127 in 2015-16, and the last Commodore pair with 100 assists each was in 2010-11 when Jasmine Lister (103) and Jence Rhoads (140) accomplished the feat.

Home Port
• The Commodores are 9-6 at Memorial Gym this season (had nine wins in two previous seasons combined) with five of those six losses to Top 25 opponents.

Full Honors
• On Dec. 23, Vanderbilt swept the SEC weekly awards. It was the first Commodores sweep since Christina Foggie (player) and Kady Schrann (freshman) on Jan. 23, 2012.
• Vandy  is the only program to sweep the awards this year.
Mariella Fasoula was Vanderbilt’s first SEC Player of the Week since Jasmine Lister in 2014.
Koi Love became the first Vanderbilt player to win back-to-back SEC Freshman of the Week honors.

Plan of Attack
• Coach White’s halftime adjustments have been evident. Vanderbilt has won the third quarter 16 times this year. Excluding games against five Top 25 opponents, the Commodores are +104 in the third quarter (391-287).

Sick Bay
• Sophomore Brinae Alexander scored in double figures in all six of her complete games this season and was Vanderbilt’s leading scorer before her season-ending Achilles injury in the first quarter on Thanksgiving Day against Rutgers at the Junkanoo Jam in the Bahamas.
• Between Golden (22), Alexander (20), Pearl (5), Carter (4), Newby (3) and Gordon (3), the Commodores have a combined 57 missed games due to injury this season.

In the Community
• This year’s squad has placed an emphasis on volunteering in the local Nashville community. Each team member must complete 10 hours of community service this season. Those hours do not include team mandated community events.
• Among some of the team volunteering events, the Commodores spent an afternoon at the Habitat for Humanity Restore in Nashville where they helped stock shelves and move furniture. They also volunteered on Halloween at Vanderbilt’s Trick or Treat with the Greeks where they handed out candy and provided Nashville communities and children a fun, safe space for Halloween.
• The Commodores also sponsor Gabee, 14, who suffers from craniostynosis, and are raising money for her and the Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Looking Astern
• Junior Chelsie Hall, who finished with a team-high 20 points, took a 3 from the corner that would have given Vanderbilt a lead in the final minute, but it did not fall and Tennessee prevailed in Knoxville 67-63 Sunday.
• Three Commodores were in double figures, led by Hall’s second 20-point game of the season to go along with her seven rebounds. Fifth-year senior Mariella Fasoula added her seventh double-double of the season with 18 points on 8 of 13 shooting and 13 rebounds while sophomore Jordyn Cambridge added 11 points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals.

A Vandy Win Sunday Would…
… double last season’s win total and match the win total from the last two seasons combined.
… double last season’s SEC win total and match the most since 2016-17.
… match the most SEC wins since winning four in 2016-17.
… match the most home wins in a season since going 10-5 in 2016-17.
… be the first over a Top 25 opponent since defeating No. 24 Missouri 56-52 on Feb. 28, 2016 (lost 29 straight).

A Vandy Loss Sunday Would…
… be the sixth straight and 12th in the last 13 games (started 12-4 overall and 2-1 in SEC).
… be less good than a win.

On Deck
• Vanderbilt closes out the 2019-20 regular season with senior day against Kentucky Sunday at 1:05 p.m.
• Postseason basketball begins March 4-8 at the SEC Tournament in Greenville, S.C. Vanderbilt will have either the 12 or 13 seed and will play Auburn or Missouri on Wednesday at 10 a.m. CT in the first game of the conference tournament.