Nov. 10, 2007
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Team Records and Series Notes:
Vanderbilt improves to 1-0 on the season, while Austin Peay falls to 0-1.
The Commodores now lead the series 13-1, and own an 11-1 advantage in games played in Nashville. Vanderbilt has won 10 consecutive games against the Governors. Vanderbilt owns a 50-7 record all-time against teams from the Ohio Valley Conference.
Vanderbilt improves to 89-32 in season openers, and 29-3 in season openers in Memorial Gym. The Commodores have won 15 of their last 17 season openers.
The Commodores now have an all-time record of 651-184 (.780) in Memorial Gymnasium, including a 137-13 (.913) record against non-conference opponents since 1990.
Vanderbilt now owns a 77-22 record all-time in the month of November and a 1-1 record in games played on November 10.
The Commodores return to action on Tuesday night as they travel to Toledo for their first road game of the season. Tip time at Savage Hall is schedule for 6 p.m.
Vanderbilt Team Notes:
Key Run: The Commodores jumped on Austin Peay early, jumping out to an 18-3 lead. The Governors only scored one basket in the opening eight minutes, a three-pointer from Todd Babington. Shan Foster scored nine of the 18 points for the `Dores during the game-opening run.
Key Stat: Vanderbilt had a solid night shooting the ball, shooting 54.5 percent (30-of-55) from the field and 52.2 percent (12-of-23) from beyond the arc. In contrast, Austin Peay struggled from the field, shooting 34.5 percent (20-of-58) from the field.
Vanderbilt has now hit a three in 665 consecutive games, the second longest active streak in the nation.
Vanderbilt won the battle of the boards 37-31. Dating back to last season, the Commodores are 11-1 when winning the rebounding battle.
The Commodores dominated down low, winning points in the paint 32-22.
Vanderbilt Player Notes:
Vanderbilt senior Shan Foster led the Commodores in scoring, pouring in 21 points, moving him into 17th place on the Vanderbilt all-time scoring list. Foster now has 1,341 points in his career as a Commodore. Foster also has 68 double-figure games in his career as a Commodore and 21 games of scoring 20-plus points.
Foster tied a career-high with seven three-pointers made and set a new career high with 12 three-pointers attempted.
Senior guard Alex Gordon added 19 points for Vanderbilt, including tying a career high with five three-pointers and three assists. Gordon has scored double figures for the Commodores 20 times in his career.
Freshman center A.J. Ogilvy scored 18 points, including 16 in the second half, in his Commodore debut. Ogilvy barely missed a double-double in his first career outing, bringing down nine rebounds. He also added two blocked shots.
Sophomore guard Jermaine Beal set a new career high with six assists.
Vanderbilt enjoyed balanced scoring as nine of the 10 players that played scored a point.