Vanderbilt-Austin Peay Notes

Nov. 10, 2017


Team Record and Series Notes:
-This is the 115th year of Vanderbilt basketball, with the first season taking place in 1900-01. There were no teams in 1904-05 and 1905-06.
-With Friday night's win, Vanderbilt now leads the all-time series vs. Austin Peay 17-1.
-Bryce Drew has won both of his home openers as head coach of the Commodores. Vanderbilt defeated Belmont by a score of 80-66 in Drew's first game at Memorial Gym during the 2016-17 season.
-Drew is now 1-1 in season openers at Vanderbilt. The Commodores dropped the season opener last year to Marquette, 95-71, in the Veterans Classic.
-Friday night marked the first game as a head coach for Austin Peay's Matt Figger. Figger most recently spent the last five seasons as an assistant at South Carolina.

Team Notes:
-Tonight marked Vanderbilt's 1,000th straight game with a three-point field goal. Jeff Roberson made the first Commodore triple of the night at the 18:42 mark in the first half to extend the streak.
-Vanderbilt is just one of three schools to have made a three-point basket in every game since the inception of the three-point line in the 1986-87 season. The others are Princeton and UNLV.
-All ten players that entered the game for Vanderbilt found the scoring column, culminating with a free throw from Ejike Obinna with 1:08 remaining in the game.
-Vanderbilt's perimeter defense held Austin Peay's 3-point shooters to just 3-13 (23%) from beyond-the-arc.

Player Notes:
-Junior Larry Austin made his first career start as a Commodore. The transfer from Xavier finished the game with two points, two assists and three rebounds.

-Along with Austin, freshmen Saben Lee, Maxwell Evans and Ejike Obinna each made their first game appearances for Vanderbilt on Friday night.

-Jeff Roberson finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds for his first double-double of the season. The senior recorded five double-doubles in the 2016-17 season.

-Roberson was joined in double figures by Riley LaChance and Clevon Brown, who both finished with 13 points.

-Brown's 13 points marked a new career high. His previous best was on Feb. 11, 2017 against Missouri, when he tallied eight points.

-Freshman Saben Lee led all Commodore players with seven assists.


 

 

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