#18/22 MBB takes on #12/12 Xavier Monday
Nov. 27, 2011
The #18/22-ranked Vanderbilt men’s basketball face their first ranked opponent of the season when the 12th-ranked Xavier Musketeers come to Memorial Gym for a nationally televised broadcast on ESPN2. The game tips off at 6 p.m. and can also be heard live on the Vanderbilt Radio Network from IMG College.
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The Musketeers are 4-0 on the young season after defeating fellow SEC-member Georgia, 70-56, in their last time out. Mark Lyons leads four XU players in double-figures with 17.8 points per game. Travis Taylor leads the team on the boards with 6.8 rebounds per game.
Three 1,000-point scorers
Brad Tinsley scored 16 points against Monmouth and became the 43rd person to eclipse the 1,000-point barrier, and the second VU player this season to accomplish the feat. John Jenkins recently surpassed the 1,000-point mark to become the 42nd player earlier this year against Cleveland State. Jeffery Taylor is the third player in this year’s starting lineup who has 1,000 points - he became the 41st player in Vanderbilt history to surpass the 1,000-point barrier last seaason.
Record Against Ranked Opponents
Vanderbilt has an 85-206 record all-time against ranked opponents, and a 59-68 record against ranked opponents at home. In the Stallings era, Vanderbilt is 31-51 against ranked foes, and 22-17 in games at Memorial Gym. In 2010-11, Vanderbilt was 3-4 against ranked opponents and 3-1 at Memorial Gym. The matchup with Xavier is Vanderbilt’s first against a ranked opponent in 2011-12.
Last Time Out - Vanderbilt 95, Monmouth 73
John Jenkins led five players in double figures with 18 points in a 95-73 win over Monmouth Friday evening at Memorial Gym. Jeffery Taylor and Brad Tinsley scored 16 points apiece, and freshmen Dai-Jon Parker and Josh Henderson each scored a career-high 10 points in the win.
Jenkins Leads SEC in Scoring, 3’s Made
Junior guard John Jenkins leads the SEC in scoring with 20.2 points per game, and also paces the league in three’s made per game at 4.0 per game.
Commodores on Television
Vanderbilt will appear on television 25 times in the regular season, with 17 slated for national broadcasts. The two games this week against Xavier and Louisville will be broadcast on ESPN2 and ESPN, respectively.
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