VU-LSU postgame notes

Dec. 30, 2016

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Team Notes

  • Vanderbilt improved to 7-6 on the season and 1-0 in the SEC with the win over LSU.
  • The win was Bryce Drew’s first SEC win as Vanderbilt’s head coach.
  • The win against the Tigers ended a five game losing streak to LSU.
  • Thursday marked the first time that Vanderbilt had won its conference road opener since defeating South Carolina, 67-57, on January 10, 2012. The win over LSU on the road was Vanderbilt’s first 1-0 conference start with a road game since opening SEC play at Alabama on January 3, 1989, with a 68-67 victory over the Crimson Tide.
  • The 96 points scored was the most by a Vanderbilt team in SEC play since the Commodores scored 102 in a 102-76 win at Ole Miss on February 16, 2012.
  • The Commodores made 16 threes (16-32) on the night, the third time this season Vanderbilt has made 15 or more threes in a game (Santa Clara, High Point).
  • Combined, the two teams made 33 threes, which set a new SEC record for combined threes in a game.
  • Both teams made 31 field goals on the night, and both teams had 29 rebounds. The Commodores had 30 points off of turnovers, compared to 18 for LSU, and Vanderbilt made eight more free throws (18-24) than the Tigers (10-16).
  • Vanderbilt had a season-high nine steals on the night.

Individual Notes

  • Riley LaChance scored a season-high 24 points, his third career 20+-point game and his first since scoring 26 points against Western Carolina on Dec. 16, 2014. LaChance was 8-13 from the floor and 4-9 from three. He also added five assists and a steal in 36 minutes of action.
  • Matthew Fisher-Davis added his fourth 20+-point game of the season and his second in a row with a 23-point effort against LSU. Fisher-Davis was 5-13 from the floor and 4-9 from three. He was also 9-12 from the charity stripe. His nine free throws made tied a career high.
  • Luke Kornet (14), Payton Willis (11), and Nolan Cressler (10) also added double figures.
  • Jeff Roberson added 11 rebounds, his ninth career game with double figure rebounds and fourth of the 2016-17 season. He also added a career-high six assists.