Vanderbilt-Purdue postgame notes

Dec. 13, 2014

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Vanderbilt 81, Purdue 71
Nashville, Tenn.
Memorial Gym

Game Notes
-The Commodores moved to 6-2 for the 2014-15 season after the win over Purdue.
-With the win Vanderbilt is now 2-1 all-time against the Boilermakers, with the last win coming in 1965.
-Purdue alum Kevin Stallings, now has a 1-1 all-time record against the Boilermakers, and a 1-0 mark over Purdue as coach of the Commdores.
-The Commodores have now drained a total of 904 consecutive three-pointers, which dates back to the inception of the three-point line in the 1986-87 season.
-Attendance against Purdue was 9,565, the most this season.

Team Notes
-The Commodores score a season-high 43 points in the first half.
-Vanderbilt shot 58.3% from the floor and 64.3% from three on the night. The three-point percentage was a season-best.
-LaChance, Jones, and Siakam all scored in double-digit points with 26, 15, and 12 respectively.
-Vanderbilt had 17 assists on 28 made baskets. Wade Baldwin IV and Shelton Mitchell had six assists apiece.
-A total of four Commodores made three-point baskets on the night, with LaChance and Matthew Fisher-Davis each making three apiece.
-The Commodores ended a four game skid against the Big Ten with the win against the Boilermakers, dating back to a win over Indiana in the firround of the NIT on March 16, 2005, in Bloomington. The skid included two losses to Illinois (home and away), one to Wisconsin (in 2012 NCAA Tournament), and one to Rutgers (11/28/14 at Barclays Center).

Player Notes
-Riley LaChance secured a career high 26 points in 34 minutes played, doubling old high of 13 points.
-LaChance also had a career-high of nine field goals made, 13 field goal attempts, five free throws made, five free throw attempts, and tied a career high of three three pointers made.
-LaChance’s 26 points was the most by a freshman since A.J. Ogilvy scored 27 points on March 13, 2008, in a first-round game of the SEC Tournament in Atlanta.
-Jeff Roberson made a career-high two three-pointers made
-Matthew Fisher-Davis goes 3-4 from behind the arc; a season/career-high; three boards, tying season/career high
-Senior James Siakam ties a season-high in points with 12, and made a new season-best four three throws.
-Siakam has scored in double figures in five straight games.
-Damian Jones set a new season-high with 31 minutes played and 14 field-goal attempts. He finished with 15 points, the seventh game this year he has scored in double figures.
-Freshman Shelton Mitchell tied career-highs with seven points and six assists.