SEC road opener at Arkansas
Jan. 11, 2013
The Commodores hit the road to one of the SEC's toughest road environments this Saturday when they play at Bud Walton Arena and the Arkansas Razorbacks. Tip off is set for 5 p.m., and the game can be seen live on FSN and heard around the middle Tennessee area on the Vanderbilt IMG College Radio Network and online at vucommodores.com.
Game 14/VANDERBILT (6-7, 0-1) vs. ARKANSAS (9-5, 0-1)
About Arkansas and the Series
Commodores Drop Opener to Kentucky In Opener of Tough Three Game Stretch
Vanderbilt began the SEC season with a 60-58 loss to Kentucky Thursday night at Memorial Gym. The Commodores trailed by as many as 16 in the game, but rallied with an 18-0 run in the second half to get back in the game. Kedren Johnson's last second three-point attempt at the buzzer was just to the right as the Wildcats came away with the win.
The Commodores will play their first three games of SEC play in six days, with the game against Kentucky Thursday, at Arkansas on Saturday, and then a home date with Ole Miss on Tuesday night at 8 p.m.
'Dores Three-Point Streak Still Intact
Vanderbilt has made a 3-pointer in 845 consecutive games, a streak which began at the inception of the 3-point line in 1986-87. The Commodores rank second only to UNLV for the longest streak in Division I basketball. Vanderbilt, UNLV and Princeton are the only three schools in college basketball to have made at least one 3-pointer in every game played since the 3-point line was implemented.
Shelby Moats Has Career Night vs. Kentucky
Sophomore Shelby Moats scored a career high nine points and had a career-high 10 rebounds in Vanderbilt’s 60-58 loss. He played 27 minutes against the Wildcats.
Kedren Johnson Ranks In Several SEC Categories
Sophomore point guard Kedren Johnson is in the top 10 in the SEC in several categories, including:
Scoring - 6th (16.7
He also ranks tied for third in assists (6.0) and second in steals (4.0) in SEC play only.
Offensive Rebounds Aplenty Vs. Kentucky
The Commodores shot only 32.9% from the floor for the game, its second-worst shooting performance of the season. However, Vanderbilt outrebounded the Wildcats, 42-37 and 20-9 on the offensive glass. The 20 offensive rebounds was a season-high. The previous best was 16 against Marist (11/23). It was the most offensive rebounds by a Vanderbilt team since February 16, 2011, when the Commodores had 23 at Georgia in a 64-56 win.
It was also the first loss of the season this year for Vanderbilt when outrebounding their opponent (4-1).
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