Team Records and Series Notes: With the win, Vanderbilt moves to 9-0 on the season, while Lipscomb falls to 4-6. Vanderbilt leads the overall series with Lipscomb, 21-4. The Commodores now lead the series 4-0 in Memorial Gym. The Commodores have won their first nine games of the season for the first time since the 2003-04 season when the `Dores opened the season 12-0. It is the sixth time in school history that a team has started a season 9-0. Vanderbilt moves to 43-10 all-time against the Atlantic Sun Conference Vanderbilt improves to 656-184 all-time at Memorial Gymnasium. The Commodores have won 95 of their last 101 games against non-conference opponents at home and are 142-13 at home against non-SEC foes since 1990. Vanderbilt returns to action on Wednesday night when the team travels to DePaul. Tip time is set for 7 p.m. and the game will be carried live on ESPN Classic and the Vanderbilt/ISP Sports Network with Joe Fisher (play-by-play) and Tim Thompson (color analyst).
Vanderbilt Team Notes: Key Run: The Commodores went on a 14-0 run to make the score 18-4 early in the contest. Vanderbilt would not relinquish the lead the rest of the way. Key Stat: The Commodores used hot shooting to extend their lead in the second half. The `Dores shot 17-of-30 (56.7 percent) from the floor in the second half and 8-of-14 (57.1 percent) from beyond the arc. Vanderbilt scored over 80 points for the seventh time in 2007-08, and 90 or more points in their fourth game this season. The 23-point margin of victory is the largest for Vanderbilt in 2007-08. Vanderbilt lost the rebounding battle 43-40. The 40 rebounds ties a season high for the Commodores. Vanderbilt held Lipscomb to 27-of-72 (37.5 percent) from the field. The Commodores have held their opponents to less than 40 percent from the field in three games this season. Vanderbilt made 11 three pointers on the night, which is a season high. The Commodores committed a season low 10 turnovers.
Vanderbilt Individual Notes: Senior guard/forward Shan Foster ended the game with 21 points, his 13th consecutive game in double figures. He moved into 11th place all-time on the VU scoring list, passing Commodore great Dan Langhi. He now has 1,504 career points. Freshman center Andrew Ogilvy ended the night with a career-high 26 points. Ogilvy tied his previous career high of 23 points at the 17:48 mark in the second half, and posted his first double-double with 26 points and a career-high 10 rebounds. Ogilvy becomes the first Commodore to post a 20-point, 10-rebound performance since Shan Foster accomplished the feat against East Tennessee State on December 5, 2006, when he scored 29 points and added 10 rebounds. Sophomore guard George Drake scored a season-high seven points Senior Alex Gordon added 12 points, his sixth double-figure game of the season. Sophomore guard Jermaine Beal turned in his fourth consecutive game with at least five assists.