VU-St. Xavier postgame notes

Nov. 2, 2012

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Vanderbilt vs. St. Xavier (Ill.)
November 2, 2012

Memorial Gym

Juniors Rod Odom and Kyle Fuller, sophomores Kedren Johnson and Shelby Moats, and freshman Kevin Bright started for the Commodores. It was Johnson, Moats, and Bright’s first career starts.

Sophomore James Siakam came off of the bench and tallied a double-double in the first half with 10 points and 11 rebounds and ended the contest with 22 points and 17 rebounds, 11 offensive, in 27 minutes of action. Before the game, Siakam had only six career points in 25 total minutes.

At the half, the Commodores out rebounded St. Xavier, 30-12. For the game, the margin was 52-27.

Vanderbilt held the Cougars to only 24.0% from the floor in the first half. For the game, the Cougars could only muster a 39.7 percentage from the floor, although they shot 51.5% in the second half.

Five players scored in double figures for Vanderbilt – Siakam, Kedren Johnson (19), Rod Odom (12), Kyle Fuller (11), and Kevin Bright (11).

Vanderbilt was 2-20 (10%) from three on Friday night. St. Xavier was 27.3%.

Fuller led the team with six assists and there steals on the night.

The Commodores posted a 44.1% shooting percentage (44.1%), with Siakam leading the way with a 9-11 performance.

Johnson and Fuller each played 37 minutes to lead all Vanderbilt players.

A total of 47 fouls were called on the night, and both teams attempted a combined 60 free throws. Vanderbilt was 23-35 (65.7%) from the line, while the Cougars posted a 17-25 mark (68%).