Vanderbilt-Tennessee State Postgame Notes

Nov. 29, 2016

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Vanderbilt Basketball Postgame Notes

Vanderbilt 83, Tennessee State 59
Nov. 29, 2016 – Memorial Gymnasium
Attendance: 8,445

Team Record and Series Notes:

  • Vanderbilt is now 9-0 all-time in its series against Tennessee State
  • This was head coach Bryce Drew’s first game against Tennessee State.
  • The Commodores are now 2-0 this season against OVC opponents. They defeated Belmont 80-66 earlier this month.

Team Notes:

  • Vanderbilt shot a season-high 60.9 percent (14-23) from the floor in the first half against Tennessee State.
  • The Commodores ended up shooting a season-high 54.3 percent (25-46) for the game.
  • The ‘Dores had four players score in double-figures for the third time this season.
  • The Commodores won the rebounding battle 39-20. It is the fewest rebounds the ‘Dores have given up this season along with the largest rebounding margin (+19) of the year.
  • Vanderbilt dished out double-digit assists (12) for the seventh-consecutive game to begin the season.
  • The Commodores hit 10 shots from behind the arc Tuesday night. It was the third game this season they have hit 10 or more threes.
  • Vanderbilt shot 23-of-30 (76.7 percent) from the free throw line marking its sixth-consecutive game shooting 75 percent or better.
  • The Commodores recorded a season-high 22 second chance points off of 13 offensive rebounds against Tennessee State.
  • The ‘Dores also tallied a season-high in steals with six against the Tigers.

Player Notes:

  • Matthew Fisher-Davis scored a game-high 22 points for the Commodores. It is the second game this season Fisher-Davis has eclipsed the 20-point plateau.
  • Fisher-Davis set a career high in free throws made and attempts after going 8-for-11 from the charity stripe against Tennessee State.
  • Jeff Roberson scored a season high 13 points in the win. All 13 points came in the first half.
  • Roberson also tied a career high in steals with two, a mark he has set six different times.
  • Luke Kornet recorded 12 points and six rebounds Tuesday night. It is his fifth game this season with double-digit points and has hauled in at least five rebounds in every game this season.
  • Nolan Cressler tallied five points and five rebounds coming off the bench. It is the third game this season he has had five rebounds or more.
  • Riley LaChance scored 12 points and dished out five assists, his fourth double-figure scoring game this season and fourth straight game with at least five assists.