VU-Missouri Postgame Notes

Feb. 27, 2018

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Vanderbilt Postgame Notes
Vanderbilt 66, Missouri 74
Memorial Gymnasium, Nashville, Tenn.
Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018

The VU-Mizzou Series:

With the loss the Commodores move to 6-6 all-time against Missouri. Vanderbilt now has a 5-1 series advantage in games played between the teams in Memorial Gym.

Team notes:

– Vanderbilt Athletics honored its senior class before the game. Guard Matthew Fisher-Davis of Charlotte, N.C., guard Riley LaChance of Brookfield, Wisc., and forward Jeff Roberson of Houston, Texas were recognized in ceremonies that included head coach Bryce Drew and Vanderbilt Athletics Director David Williams II.

Fisher-Davis, who has missed the last 12 games of his final season due to injury, appeared in the Commodores’ starting lineup. He was replaced for a healthy Commodore just seconds into the game.

– With the loss, Vanderbilt moves to 11-19 overall and 5-12 in the Southeastern Conference.

– It marked Vanderbilt’s second straight loss at Memorial Gym after the Commodores enjoyed a five-game win home streak from Jan. 20 to Feb. 17.

– Vanderbilt fell to 8-6 this season when leading at halftime. The Commodores owned a 32-30 halftime margin but fell behind 52-40 in the first 12 minutes of the second half after a 22-8 Tiger run coming out of intermission.

– The Commodores were led in scoring by Roberson with 19 points and LaChance with 17 points. No other Vanderbilt player reached double figures. Roberson also topped the squad with seven rebounds. – The Commodores struggled shooting the ball, making just 42.9 percent from the field (24 of 56) and 43.3% from 3-point range (13 of 30).

– The Commodores’ made 13 3-point baskets. It was the sixth time in the last eight SEC games that Vanderbilt has reached double-digits in 3-pointers.

– While Vanderbilt struggled from the field, Missouri hit 57.8 percent of its shots (26 of 45) and 54.5% of its 3-point attempts (12 of 22). In the second half, Tiger shooters were even warmer, converting at a 65.2% clip from the field (15 of 23).

– The Missouri bench, paced by freshman forward Jontay Porter’s 22 points, outscored Vanderbilt’s reserves by a 33-20 margin.

Player notes:

– Roberson paced the Commodores with 19 points and seven rebounds. He has reached double-digit in scoring in 15 of Vanderbilt’s 17 conference games this season. Roberson made all three of his 3-pointers in the first half.

– LaChance was 5-of-10 on 3-point attempts, marking the third straight conference game that he has made at least five 3-pointers. He has reached double-digit in scoring in 10 of his last 11 SEC games.