MBB hosts Alabama Saturday
Feb. 1, 2013
After a tough road loss at Tennessee on Tuesday night, Vanderbilt looks to rebound Saturday afternoon when the Commodores welcome Alabama to Memorial Gym for a 3 p.m. tip off. The game will be televised on the SEC Network, and the action can also be heard around the middle Tennessee area on the Vanderbilt IMG College Radio Network and online at vucommodores.com.
Game 20/VANDERBILT (8-11, 2-5) vs. ALABAMA (13-7, 5-2)
About Alabama and the Series
'Dores Three-Point Streak Still Intact
Vanderbilt has made a 3-pointer in 851 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.
Commodore Bench Success
The Commodores scored 30 bench points against Auburn on January 23, the most for a Vanderbilt team since VU scored 35 bench points against Bucknell on November 15, 2011. In the last four games, Vanderbilt has averaged 24.8 bench points per game.
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 - 10th (14.8)
Johnson is also the most improved scorer in the SEC from last season, when he averaged 3.1 points per game.
Variety of Success
The Commodores have been led in scoring by five different players this season, in rebounding by eight different players, and six different leaders in assists. Of the 10 players who have played in SEC games, nine have received a start.
Four of Next Five At Home
The Commodores, starting with Saturday's game against Alabama, will play four of their next five at Memorial Gym.
Game Day Promotions
There is a lot going on at the game on Saturday. Here are some of the happenings on Saturday.
The 2012 Music City Bowl Champion Vanderbilt football team will be honored at the half of the game and will sign autographs prior to it. Fans must have a ticket to get autographs in the practice gym. Read more here
Vanderbilt's baseball team will sign autographs at the half in the practice gym. Read more here
Fans are encouraged to donate new or slightly used shoes at the game for the charity Soles 4 Souls. Read more here
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