MBB opens season with Presbyterian Friday
Nov. 11, 2010
After going 2-0 in exhibition play, the real thing begins this Friday at Memorial Gym when the Commodores welcome Presbyterian to Memorial Gym for a 7 p.m. tip off. This will be the first ever meeting between the two schools.
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It took the Commodores some time to get their offense going, but Vanderbilt’s defense was stellar throughout the night. A 23-0 run at the end of the first half and the beginning of the second was enough to pull away from the Screaming Eagles, but VU’s defense held Southern Indiana to 25.4% from the field for the game and only 1-for-17 from beyond-the-arc.
Vanderbilt Vs. Alabama-Huntsville
Vanderbilt led 31-19 at the half and was up 42-34 with less than 12 minutes to go in regulation when the Commodores went on a 13-0 run to push the lead to 21 at 55-34. Vanderbilt shot 46.8% from the field and held the Chargers to 33.9% from the floor. The Commodores also blocked nine shots, and outrebounded Huntsville, 36-29.
Exhibition Stat Leaders
Stallings Versus Presbyterian
Stallings In Season Openers
Stallings In Non-Conference Play
Commodores in Season Openers at Memorial
Vanderbilt Vs. The Big South
Season Opening Date
Vanderbilt opened the 2007 season against Austin Peay on November 10 (Stallings Era), and began the season on November 9, 1998, in the CoSIDA Classic.
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In 2009-10, Presbyterian was 5-26 and 2-16 in the Big South Conference.
Friday’s game will also be the Blue Hose’s season-opener, and it will be the beginning of a nine-game road swing for Presbyterian before their first home game on December 15 against Jacksonville State.
Skinner, a beloved coach and member of the Vanderbilt community, passed away October 25, 2010, in Nashville.
Current Presbyterian Athletic Director Brian Reese is a former Associate Director of Athletics at Vanderbilt.
Blue Hose redshirt junior guard Josh Johnson is from Hendersonville, Tenn., the same hometown as Commodore sophomore John Jenkins. Presbyterian sophomore forward Jay Reynolds is from Maryville, Tenn.
What is a Blue Hose?
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