VU-WMU postgame notes

Dec. 30, 2015

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-Vanderbilt improved to 8-4 on the season and 6-1 in home games at Memorial Gym.
-The Commodores now lead the all-time series with Western Michigan, 2-0.
-Head coach Kevin Stallings moves his record to 444-273 overall and 321-211 at Vanderbilt. He also now moves to 136-16 all-time in non-conference home games.
-Vanderbilt is now 14-1 against schools from the Mid-American Conference.

Team Notes
-The Commodores shot 51.8% from the floor while limiting Western Michigan to 37.0%. Vanderbilt is now 7-1 when outshooting an opponent, and Wednesday’s game was the fifth time this year the Commodores have shot 50% or better from the field.
-The Commodores held Western Michigan to only 11.1% from beyond the arc. In Vanderbilt’s last two games, opponents are a combined 4-for-37 from three (10.8%).
-Vanderbilt had two players, Wade Baldwin IV and Jeff Roberson, register double doubles on the night, marking the first time since Damian Jones and Luke Kornet accomplished the feat against Trevecca on November 16, 2014. Baldwin had a team-high 15 points and 10 assists, and Roberson scored 11 points and grabbed 10 rebounds on the night.
-The Commodores had 22 assists on 29 made buckets against the Broncos. The 22 assists were a new season best.
-Vanderbilt committed only nine turnovers on the night, the fourth time that has happened this season and the first time since the Wake Forest game in Maui (11/24/15).
-Five different players scored in double figures for VU – Baldwin, Roberson, Riley LaChance (14), Nolan Cressler (14), and Damian Jones (13).
-The Commodores made 11 threes on the night, the sixth time this season Vanderbilt has made 10 or more threes in a game.
-Western Michigan out rebounded the Commodores, 35-32. VU is now 2-4 on the season when being out rebounded.

Individual Notes
-Damian Jones surpassed the 1,000-point mark in his career on Wednesday, becoming the 44th player in Vanderbilt history to break the 1,000-point barrier. He now has 1,007 points. Jones’ 13-point game was his 9th game of the season in double figures and the 57th of his career.
-Baldwin’s double-double was the second of his career, and the first when registering a double-double in points and assists. He scored 20 points and and 10 rebounds in a 2nd round NIT win over South Dakota State last season.
-Roberson’s double-double was his second of his career and second of the season. He posted an 11-point, 13-rebound effort against St. John’s in Maui on Nov. 23.
-LaChance’s 14 points is a new season-high.
-Cressler’s 14-point effort tied his season high.
-Camron Justice returned from a groin injury after missing the previous five games. He scored three points in nine minutes of action.