Vanderbilt-Yale postgame notes

Jan. 3, 2015

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Vanderbilt 79, Yale 74 (2OT)
Nashville, Tenn.
Memorial Gym

Game Notes:
-Commodores go into SEC play with a10-3 mark on the season

-Vanderbilt is now 5-1 against the Yale Bulldogs all-time.

-Coach Kevin Stallings won his first game against Yale

-Saturday was only the third time this year the Commodores trailed at the half

– Baylor and Western Carolina were the other 2 times (1-1)

-First first and second overtimes of season, first double overtime game since at Kentucky on 1/12/08.

-Commodores trailed by 13 points (52-39) with 8:54 to go. -Attendance vs. Yale: 10,103, a season-high.

-Saturday’s win marked the first time this season the Commodores have won after trailing with five minutes to go (0-3 coming into game) and with two minutes remaining (also 0-3).

Team Notes:
-Vanderbilt had five players in double digits on the day: Damian Jones (19), Shelton Mitchell (15), Riley LaChance (14), Luke Kornet (10), and Matthew Fisher-Davis (12)

-Commodores shot 41.1% from the floor, and held the Bulldogs to 40.3% from the flied and 34.5% from behind the arc. Vanderbilt’s percentage was its lowest of the season.

-Both Vanderbilt and Yale recorded 39 rebounds; ‘Dores with 11 offensive and 28 defensive.

-Commodores and Bulldogs also both recorded 14 assists.

-The ‘Dores had 12 turnovers to Yale’s 17.

-Vanderbilt’s bench outscored Yale’s, 24-18, on the day.

-Vanderbilt was 26-34 from the free-throw line on the day (76.5%).

Player Notes:
-Three players recorded a career-high in minutes – Shelton Mitchell (46), Riley LaChance (42), and Matthew Fisher-Davis (35).

-Mitchell also had career-highs in points (15) and assists (8). He also only turned the ball over one time.

-Fisher-Davis scored a career-high 12 points, and set a new career-best in free-throws made (three).

-For the seventh game this year Riley LaChance shot perfectly from behind the charity stripe, going 4-4. LaChance has not missed a free throw since the game against Norfolk State on November 25.

-Damian Jones dished out a career-high four assists, tied a career-high with nine made free throws and set a new career-best with 13 free throw attempts in a season-high 37 minutes.

-Matthew-Fisher Davis sets career-high in time played at 35 minutes. For the third time this season the freshman tied his career-high in field goal attempts at eight and three pointers made at three.