#20/19 MBB travels to #6/6 Louisville
Dec. 1, 2011
Vanderbilt basketball takes on their second consecutive ranked opponent and tackles their first true road game of the season when the Commodores play #6/6-ranked Louisville Friday night in the Big East/SEC Invitational at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville. Tip off is set for 8 p.m. CT, and can be seen live nationally on ESPN and heard on the radio on the Vanderbilt Radio Network from IMG College.
The Commodores are looking to rebound from an 82-70 overtime loss to 12th-ranked Xavier Monday night at Memorial Gym. John Jenkins led Vanderbilt with 20 points, while Jeffery Taylor and Lance Goulbourne each had 18 points for the Commodores.
More on the Louisville series
More on Louisville
The Cardinals are 6-0 on the season after defeating Long Beach State, 79-66, in their last time out. Kyle Kuric leads Louisville in scoring with 12.0 points per game, which Chane Behanan leads the team on the glass with 8.7 rebounds per game.
Last Big East/SEC Invitational Game
Came against South Florida on December 16, 2008, at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Vanderbilt defeated the Bulls, 71-52. Current Commodores Jeffery Taylor, Brad Tinsley, and Steve Tchiengang all started in that game, while Lance Goulbourne came off of the bench.
Last Time Out - Xavier 82, Vanderbilt 70 (OT)
John Jenkins scored 20 points, and Lance Goulbourne and Jeffery Taylor each added 18 points, but it was not enough, as 12th-ranked Xavier came away with an 82-70 overtime win at Memorial Gym on Monday. The Commodores went the final 3:56 of regulation without scoring, and were outscored 16-4 in the overtime period by the Musketeers.
Record against Ranked Opponents
Vanderbilt has an 85-207 record all-time against ranked opponents, and a 59-69 record against ranked opponents at home. In the Stallings era, Vanderbilt is 31-52 against ranked foes, and 22-18 in games at Memorial Gym. In 2010-11, Vanderbilt was 3-4 against ranked opponents and 3-1 at Memorial Gym. Louisville is the second consecutive ranked team Vanderbilt has played - Xavier was the first ranked team VU has faced this season.
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