Vanderbilt-Belmont Postgame Notes

Nov. 15, 2016

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Vanderbilt Basketball Postgame Notes

Vanderbilt 80, Belmont 66
Nov. 15, 2016 – Memorial Gymnasium
Attendance: 9,116

Team Record and Series Notes:

  • Vanderbilt improves its season series with Belmont to 5-0 following the 80-66 victory Tuesday night.
  • Head coach Bryce Drew is 2-1 against Belmont in his career.
  • Vanderbilt boosts its record against non-conference opponents at home to 203-23 since 1990 with the win over Belmont.

Team Notes:

  • Vanderbilt has won 10 consecutive home-openers after the win over Belmont. The last time the Commodores fell in the home opener was back in 2006 when they lost to Georgetown.
  • The Commodores held Belmont to 9-for-41 (22.0 percent) from behind the arc. Vanderbilt was ranked in a tie for third nationally last season in three-point field goal defense, holding opponents to just 29.4 percent.
  • Vanderbilt eclipsed the 80-point plateau for the first time this season. The ‘Dores scored 80 or more points 15 times last season and were 13-2 in those games.
  • The Commodores shot 9-for-18 (50.0 percent) from the three-point line against Belmont. The ‘Dores shot 50 percent or better from three five times last year and were 4-1 in those games.
  • Vanderbilt shot 25-for-31 from the free throw line. The Commodores shot 30 or more times from the free throw line six times last season and held a 5-1 in those games.
  • The Commodores tallied 41 rebounds against the Bruins, a feat they achieved 12 times last season.

Player Notes:

  • Luke Kornet led the way with a team-high 20 points, his second consecutive double-digit scoring game and 34th of his career.
  • Kornet set a career high in free throws made and attempts when he went 12-for-16 from the charity stripe Tuesday night.
  • Matthew Fisher-Davis scored in double-figures for the second-consecutive game and the 29th of his career after scoring 18 points against Belmont.
  • Fisher-Davis was 3-for-6 (50.0 percent) from behind the arc, his 30th career game with three or more three-pointers made.
  • Jeff Roberson was the third of four Commodores to score in double figures against Belmont. He chipped in with 10 points for his 22nd career double-digit scoring game.
  • Freshman Payton Willis was the final Commodore to score in double figures. He scored 10 points as well to give him his first career double-digit scoring game.
  • Redshirt freshman Djery Baptiste was a spark early off the bench for the Commodores. In just his second career game, Baptiste scored eight points while pulling in three rebounds in 11 minutes of action.
  • Joe Toye set a career high in rebounds when he pulled in six against Belmont Tuesday night. His previous high was four, which was set three separate times.