|Sunday, Nov. 17 • 2 p.m.|
|Memorial Gymnasium (14,316)|
|Watch: SEC Network+|
Charlie Mattos (play-by-play)
|Live Stats: VandyStats.com|
• Vanderbilt is 4-0 all-time against St. Louis with two wins in Nashville and two wins in The Gateway to the West. This will be the Billikens first visit to Nashville since Vanderbilt’s 75-57 win on Nov. 24, 2014.
• The most recent matchup with the Billikens came two seasons ago when the Commodores outlasted their hosts in St. Louis, 74-69. In that game, Christa Reed led the way with 15 points and was joined in double figures by Chelsie Hall and Kayla Overbeck with 14 and 10 points, respectively. Autumn Newby posted a then-career-best and game-high 13 rebounds.
• Vanderbilt has had three different leading scorers and three different leading rebounders in its three games this season (five different players in total).
• Sophomore guard Brinae Alexander has scored in double figures in all three games this season. In the season opener, Alexander (20 points, four steals) was the first Commodore in more than eight years to finish with 20+ points and 4+ steals in a game. The last Vanderbilt player to pull off the feat was Jence Rhoads when she went for 21 and 5 against Arkansas on March 4, 2010.
• Vanderbilt started 2-0 for the first time since 2014-15 (started 5-0).
• Vanderbilt scored 80 points in its first two games for the first time in six years (2013-14)—the last time the Commodores reached the NCAA Tournament. The Commodores defeated Appalachian State (96-53) and Western Kentucky (85-60) to start that season.
• With 13 rebounds in the season opener, junior forward Autumn Newby now has five games of 13 or more rebounds in her career. She is just the sixth Commodore since 2000 with five career 13+ rebound performances.
Four Commodores scored in double figures, led by 14 points off the bench from Koi Love, but No. 4 UConn was too much for Vanderbilt in a 64-51 defeat at Memorial Gymnasium on Wednesday.
Vanderbilt wraps up its five-game homestand to open the 2019-20 campaign with a matchup against Furman on 5:30 p.m. The team will hit the road for the first time with a short drive across Nashville to take on Tennessee State at 6 p.m. Nov. 25. After that, its off to the Bahamas for the Junkanoo Jam, Nov. 28-30.
A Vandy Win Would…
… make the Commodores 3-1 for the first time since 2016-17 (started 10-1 in White’s first season).
… be the fifth in five all-time games against the Billikens.
… make the Commodores 8-1 in their last nine home nonconference games against unranked foes.
A Vandy Loss Would…
… be the first all-time to St. Louis.
… be less good than a win.