Men's Basketball
Vanderbilt - Missouri Postgame Notes


Jan. 16, 2014

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Vanderbilt 78, Missouri 75
Postgame Notes
January 16, 2014

Game Notes
- Thursdays game was the seventh meeting between the Commodores and the Tigers.
- The win gives Vanderbilt a 4-3 series advantage over Missouri, 3-0 when playing at Memorial Gym.
- Vanderbilt started Rod Odom, Damian Jones, Kyle Fuller, Dai-Jon Parker and James Siakam for the third time this season.
- The Commodores used their seven-man rotation for the second game in a row.
- Attendance was 8,478.

Team Notes
- Vanderbilt started the game on a 17-2 run.
- The `Dores went into the half with a 39-32 lead. It was the ninth time this season the Commodores had the lead at the intermission.
- VU knocked down a season high 12 three pointers, eight of which came in the first half.
- The Commodores have now hit a three-pointer in 880 consecutive games. They trail only UNLV for the longest streak in Division I.
- Vanderbilt finished the game shooting 39 percent (23-of-59) from the floor.
- The `Dores got to the free throw line 27 times, converting on 20 shots. VU has hit at least 20 FT's four times this season.
- The Commodores assisted on 18 of their 23 field goals. That is now back-to-back games with 18 assists for the black and gold. VU now has five games this season with at least 18 assists.
- Vanderbilt tied a season best with only nine turnovers. The `Dores also set that mark in wins over Georgia State and Georgia Tech.
- Fuller, Odom and Parker each played the entire 40 minutes. For Fuller and Parker that is back-to-back games playing the full duration.

Player Notes
- Rod Odom had a career night, scoring a career high 24 points on a career best 8-of-19 shooting. Odom also hit a career high six three-pointer shots. The senior also tacked on eight rebounds, three assists and tied a career high with four blocks.
- Kyle Fuller scored a season high 22 points on 6-of-17 shooting. He also hit a career high four threes, while chipping in with five assists and two boards.
- Damian Jones scored in double-figures for the fifth-straight game, finishing with 10 points. The freshman has hit double-digits 10 times this season. The seven-footer also pulled down eight rebounds.
- Dai-Jon Parker finished with 11 points on 2-of-6 shooting, and 5-of-6 from the free throw line. The junior had six assists to just one turnover and picked up a team best two steals on the defensive end.
- James Siakam fouled out for the third time this season. He played 23 minutes, finishing with nine points and six rebounds.

 

 

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