Team Records and Series Notes: Vanderbilt improves to 7-0 on the season, while Georgia Tech falls to 3-4. The Commodores have won their first seven games of the season for the first time since the 2003-04 season when the `Dores opened the season 12-0. It is the ninth time in school history that a team has started a season 7-0. Vanderbilt leads the overall series with Georgia Tech 39-31, including a 23-4 series edge in Nashville. Vanderbilt has won the last two meetings against the Yellow Jackets. The Commodores are now 75-69 against members of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Vanderbilt improves to 654-184 all-time at Memorial Gymnasium. The Commodores have won 93 of their last 99 games against non-conference opponents at home and are 140-13 at home against non-SEC foes since 1990. Vanderbilt returns to action on Wednesday night as it hosts the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. Tip time is set for 7 p.m. and the game will be carried live on Fox Sports Net and the Vanderbilt/ISP Sports Network with Joe Fisher (play-by-play) and Tim Thompson (color analyst).
Vanderbilt Team Notes: Key Run: Leading 19-13 with 11:38 remaining in the first half, the Commodores reeled off the next nine points to take a commanding 15-point advantage. Senior center Alan Metcalfe scored six of the nine points for the Commodores during the run. The `Dores stretched the lead to 20 at halftime and would lead by as many as 28 in the second half. Key Stat: Vanderbilt used hot shooting in the first half to pull away from the Yellow Jackets. Vanderbilt connected on 17-of-26 (65.4 percent) field goals and 7-of-11 (63.6 percent) three pointers, while holding Georgia Tech to 11-of-29 (37.9 percent) from the field and 2-of-7 (28.6 percent) from beyond the arc. The Commodores outrebounded the Yellow Jackets 30-27. The Commodores have won the battle of the boards three times on the season. Vanderbilt played stellar defense on Georgia Tech leading scorer Anthony Morrow. The Commodores held Morrow scoreless in the first half, with his first bucket of the game coming with 13:41 remaining in the second half. Morrow finished with 12 points, well below his average of 18.7 points per game. The Commodores scored 50 points in a half for the second time on the season. Vanderbilt scored 53 points in the first half earlier in the season against Bradley. Vanderbilt attempted a season high 37 free throws, making 24 of their attempts.
Vanderbilt Individual Notes: Senior guard Shan Foster led the Commodores in scoring with 17 points, his 11th consecutive double-figure game. Foster has led the `Dores in scoring in five of the team's seven games. Freshman center Andrew Ogilvy added 16 points and a team-leading six rebounds for Vanderbilt in only 22 minutes of action. Ogilvy has scored more than 15 points in six of his first seven games as a Commodore. Senior center Alan Metcalfe recorded his second-straight 10-plus point performance, finishing with a career-high 15 points and five rebounds in 17 minutes of action. Senior guard Alex Gordon was the fourth Commodore in double figures after scoring 11 points. Gordon also had five assists and three rebounds. Freshman guard Keegan Bell scored his first career points in the first half, knocking down a three-pointer. Bell finished with six points. Sophomore guard Jermaine Beal dished out a career high nine assists. Beal has recorded 16 assists in the last two games. The sophomore also added seven points and two steals. Every Commodore that saw action in today's game found the scoring column.