Jan. 9, 2008
Box Score |
Team Records and Series Notes:
Vanderbilt improves to 16-0 on the season and 1-0 in SEC play, while South Carolina falls to 8-7 and 0-1 in league play.
South Carolina still leads the all-time series 21-20, but the Commodores own an 11-9 advantage in games played in Nashville. Vanderbilt has won four consecutive games against the Gamecocks.
The 16 game winning streak by the Commodores ties the longest winning streak in school history. The `Dores also had a 16 game win streak that started in the 1926-27 season and continued until the first game of the 1927-28 season.
Kevin Stallings improves to 160-108 as the Vanderbilt head coach and his overall record improves to 283-171.
Vanderbilt hits the road for the first time in SEC play on Saturday as it travels to Lexington, Ky., to meet the Kentucky Wildcats. Tip off from Rupp Arena is set for 12:30 p.m. and the game will be carried live on CBS (television) and the Vanderbilt/ISP Sports Network with Joe Fisher (play-by-play) and Tim Thompson (analyst).
Vanderbilt Team Notes:
Key Run: After South Carolina had cut the lead to two at 71-69, Vanderbilt scored five straight points over the next 1:10 to take a 76-69 lead. Senior Alex Gordon knocked down a crucial three to stretch the lead to five at 74-69. Vanderbilt made all six of their free throw attempts in the last 35 seconds to seal the game.
Key Stat: Vanderbilt continued its proficiency from the foul line, knocking down 15-of-17 (88.2 percent) from the charity stripe, including a perfect 6-of-6 from the foul line in the final minutes of the game. For the season, Vanderbilt is shooting 79-of-103 (76.7 percent) from the free-throw line in the last three minutes of the game.
The Vanderbilt defense held South Carolina to 29-of-71 (40.8 percent) from the field and 11-of-32 (34.4 percent) from the three-point line.
The Commodores out rebounded South Carolina 42-34 in the game.
The lead changed hands 12 times in the game and the score was even five times in the contest.
Vanderbilt attempted 27 three-pointers, its second highest total of the season and knocked down nine.
Vanderbilt Individual Notes:
Senior Shan Foster became the school's all-time leader in three-point field goals made in tonight's game. Foster knocked down two from beyond the arc to bring his career total to 298. The senior was held to a season-low 13 points and six rebounds. Foster has scored in double-figures in 20 consecutive games.
Freshman Andrew Ogilvy scored a game-high 25 points, with 21 of those coming in the second half. Ogilvy tied a career high with nine field goals made and attempted a career-high 17 field goals. Ogilvy also grabbed six boards and had a block and a steal.
Senior guard Alex Gordon scored 13 points on 5-of-10 shooting from the floor. Gordon also dished out three assists.
Sophomore guard Jermaine Beal was the fourth Commodore in double-figures, scoring 11 points. Beal was a perfect 5-of-5 from the foul line.
Senior center Alan Metcalfe made a pair of crucial three-pointers in the second half and finished with six points.
Senior Ross Neltner brought down a game-high nine rebounds and added four points and three assists.