Vandy Takes On Lipscomb this Sunday

The Dores host the Bisons for a 1 p.m. Music City matchup

 Vanderbilt (9-1, 0-0 SEC) vs. Lipscomb (6-4, 0-0 A-SUN)
Sunday, Dec. 17, 2023 1 p.m. CT

Memorial Gymnasium • Nashville, Tenn. • SEC Network+Tickets
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Vanderbilt women’s basketball team jumps back into action after a 10-day break, as the Commodores are set to host Lipscomb this Saturday. Tipoff from Memorial Gymnasium is set for 1 p.m. and will stream live on SEC Network+.

Starting Five
>> Vanderbilt comes into Sunday’s matchup against Lipscomb with a 9-1 overall record. The Commodores picked up a 51-39 win at Butler on Dec. 7. The Dores got a double-digit scoring performance from graduate student Jordyn Cambridge (12 pts) and freshman Madison Greene (10 pts) in the victory.

>> With a 9-1 record, Vanderbilt is off to its best start to a season through 10 games since the 2016-17 season. The Commodores opened the 2016-17 campaign with a 10-1 record through 11 games.

>> Vanderbilt and Lipscomb will face off for the 18th time this Sunday. The Commodores are a perfect 17-0 against the Bisons in a series that dates back to the 1977-78 season. Vandy picked up a 72-71 win in overtime against Lipscomb inside Memorial Gymnasium last season.

>> The Commodores have won 12 of their last 13 games against nonconference teams. The lone loss during this stretch is an eight-point loss at No. 5/10 NC State back on Nov. 29. Vanderbilt is 29-12 against non-SEC teams under head coach Shea Ralph.

>> The Dores are a perfect 5-0 at home this season, with each win coming against a nonconference foe. Vanderbilt has won seven-straight home games against nonconference teams dating back to last season.

Holiday Hoops and Teddy Bear Toss Toy Drive
Sunday will be the first of two Holiday Hoops games at Memorial Gymnasium in December. Join us for a fun-filled holiday-themed game featuring a free Holiday Hoops t-shirt, $1 hot chocolate, the annual halftime teddy bear toss, and more. Enjoy a performance by the youth spirit clinic during halftime. Hang out after the game to get this year’s poster signed by the team.

Game Coverage
Sunday’s contest will stream live at 1 p.m. on SEC Network+ via the Watch ESPN app. Fans can also listen to the game on the Vanderbilt Commodores app or on 94.9 The Fan in the Nashville area.

NET Ranking
Vanderbilt holds a NET ranking of 61 coming into the weekend, which is a 38-spot improvement from the Commodores’ final NET ranking of the 2022-23 season. The NET is an evaluation tool used by the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee to determine seeding and at-large bids.

Racking Up the Steals
Graduate student Jordyn Cambridge has collected at least one steal in each of her last 48 games. The Nashville, Tennessee, native is second in all of NCAA Division I in steals with 44, while her 4.4 steals per game ranks second nationally.

Moving Up the Steals List
Jordyn Cambridge’s 278 career steals are the fourth-most in program history. The guard needs nine more steals to move past Donna Atkinson (286; 1983-86) for third on the list.

Long Rang Options
Vanderbilt has five players that have hit 10 or more 3-pointers this season. Graduate student Jordyn Cambridge and freshman Aga Makurat lead the team with 14 made 3-point field goals, while sophomore Justine Pissott has hit 13 shots from behind the arc. Sophomore Iyana Moore and freshman Madison Green have each sank 10 3-pointers each on the year.

Scouting the Bisons
Lipscomb enters Sunday’s matchup against Vanderbilt sporting a 6-4 overall record. The Bisons are coming off a 72-62 defeat to Chattanooga at home this past Thursday. LU holds a NET ranking of 145 coming into the weekend.

The Bisons feature four double-digit scorers, led by junior Bella Vinson’s 11.9 points per game. The 6-2 guard is shooting 42.5% from the field this season and has scored 10 or more points in seven contests. Redshirt junior Aleah Sorrentino is putting up 11.1 points and a team-best 6.6 rebounds per game. The 6-2 forward is coming off an 11-point, 10-rebound effort against Chattanooga, recording her second double-double of the season.

LU is averaging 66.8 points per game through 10 contests this season. The Bisons are shooting 40.1% from the field as a team, while connecting on 34.8% from behind the arc. Lipscomb averages 8.7 made 3-pointers per game. Defensively, the Bisons are allowing teams to score 63.1 points per game. The opposition is shooting an even 40% from the field against Lipscomb and 34.2% from behind the arc.

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