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.
-Monday marked Belmont’s first-ever victory over Vanderbilt. The Commodores still lead the all-time series with a record of 5-1.
-Bryce Drew now holds an all-time record of 2-2 against Belmont as a head coach.
-This was the first time that Vanderbilt has played on the road against Belmont since Nov. 21, 2003, which was the inaugural game played at the Curb Event Center. That game resulted in a 74-59 victory for the Commodores.
-Both teams have a record of 1-1 on the season following Monday’s game.
-Tonight marked Vanderbilt’s 1,001st straight game with a three-point field goal. 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.
-Starters for tonight’s game were Larry Austin, Matthew Fisher-Davis, Jeff Roberson, Djery Baptiste and Riley LaChance
-Vanderbilt held Belmont to just 3-16 (18%) shooting on three-point field goals in the first half. The Bruins finished 6-27 (22%) from behind the arc for the game.
-Belmont first claimed the lead off an Amanze Ekegeze free throw to give the Bruins a 12-11 advantage with 13:56 left to play in the first half. Belmont did not relinquish the lead for the remainder of the game.
-Vanderbilt’s bench, led by Saben Lee’s 19 points, outscored Belmont’s bench by a 28-7 margin.
-Matthew Fisher-Davis made his season debut on Monday night after missing the season opener against Austin Peay with an ankle injury.
-Fisher-Davis finished with six points on a perfect 6-6 shooting from the free throw line and also added four rebounds.
-Saben Lee was Vanderbilt’s leading scorer with 19 points. Lee also led the Commodores in assists for the second straight game with two. Lee also was second on the team in rebounding for the night with eight.
-Jeff Roberson and Riley LaChance joined Lee in double-figures scoring with 13 and 10 points, respectively.
-Roberson also added 12 rebounds for his 10th career double-double and second of the season. He had 13 points and 10 rebounds in the season opener against Austin Peay.