Jan. 18, 2013
Vanderbilt returns to SEC road play this Saturday when the Commodores travel to Columbia, S.C., to take on the South Carolina Gamecocks at Colonial Life Arena. The game will tip off at 12:47 CT and can be seen live on the SEC Network. The action can also be heard around the middle Tennessee area on the Vanderbilt IMG College Radio Network and online at vucommodores.com.
Game 16/VANDERBILT (6-9, 0-3) at SOUTH CAROLINA (11-5, 1-2)
Saturday, January 19 - 12:47 p.m. CST
Columbia, S.C. - Colonial Life Arena (18,000)
Radio: Vanderbilt Radio Network from IMG College, vucommodores.com
Radio Talent: Joe Fisher (pxp), Tim Thompson (analyst)
Satellite Radio: Sirius 117, XM 200
TV: SEC Network
TV Talent: Dave Lamont (pxp), Kara Lawson (analyst)
Live Stats: vucommodores.com
Twitter Updates: @VandyMBB
Series Record: VU leads the series, 26-24.
Last Meeting: Vanderbilt won the last meeting, 59-48, in Nashville on 2/22/12.
Record at Vanderbilt: VU leads 14-10.
Record at SC: SC leads 12-11.
Record at Neutral Site: SC leads 2-1.
Coach Stallings vs. SC: Coach Stallings is 13-13 against SC.
About South Carolina and the Series
- South Carolina enters the game Saturday afternoon with an 11-5 overall mark, and a 1-2 record in SEC play after winning their first league game Wednesday night at LSU in an 82-73 overtime win.
- The Commodores lead the all-time series, 25-23, and have won the last three games in the series. Vanderbilt is 11-13 all-time at South Carolina.
- Vanderbilt claimed the last meeting, 59-48, at Memorial Gym on 2/22/12.
- Coach Stallings has a 13-13 overall record against the Gamecocks.
'Dores Three-Point Streak Still Intact
Vanderbilt has made a 3-pointer in 847 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.
Jeter, Parker Excel In First Career Starts
Sophomore guard Dai-Jon Parker and freshman Sheldon Jeter received their first collegiate starts Tuesday against Ole Miss, and both responded with outstanding nights. Parker tallied career highs in points (16), rebounds (6), assists (4), and minutes (38), while Jeter added 13 points and four rebounds in a career-best 32 minutes.
Three-Point Record Set
Vanderbilt set a new Memorial Gym record with 17 made three-point field goals (17-of-40) against Ole Miss. It is the most three-pointers in a game since VU made 15 versus Lafayette in 2011. The previous record was 16, and it happened twice (16, Vanderbilt vs. South Carolina, 1/9/94; Vanderbilt vs. Arkansas, 2/11/95). The 40 three-point attempts set a new school and Memorial Gym record for most attempts in a single game. The previous mark was 38 set versus Mississippi State in 2008.
Kedren Johnson Ranks In Several SEC Categories
Sophomore point guard Kedren Johnson, who leads the Commodores in scoring, is in the top 10 in the SEC in several categories, including:
Scoring - 8th (15.9)
FG% - 7th (.455)
3FG% - 4th (.374)
3FG Made - 5th (2.3)
Min. Played - 3rd (33.7)