MBB welcomes Marshall to Memorial Gym Thursday

Dec. 4, 2013

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The Commodores return to the friendly confines of Memorial Gym for the first time since November 15 when they take on Conference USA member Marshall in a non-conference tilt.  The game will tip off at 7 p.m. CT, and the action can be heard live on the Vanderbilt IMG College Radio Network in middle Tennessee and online at vucommodores.com.  There is no TV slated for the contest.

Vanderbilt and Marshall will play for the first time on the hardwood when they meet Thursday. 

In their last time out, the Commodores dropped a 70-64 decision on Monday night at Texas as a part of the Big 12/SEC Challenge.  The Commodores' only lead of the game came at 2-0, but Vanderbilt had chances to tie late in the contest but saw some prime opportunities slip away.  Vanderbilt shot 37.9% from the floor against the Longhorns, the first time this year the Commodores have shot less than 45% from the field.  Austin native Eric McClellan led the team with 22 points, Josh Henderson had 12, and Rod Odom tallied 11 points.


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Media Information
Game 8/Vanderbilt (4-3) vs. Marshall (4-3)
Nashville, Tenn. - Memorial Gym - 7 p.m. CT
Radio:  Vanderbilt Radio Network from IMG College, vucommodores.com
Radio Talent:  Joe Fisher (pxp), Tim Thompson (analyst)
TV: none
Internet Streaming: Commodore All-Access
Satellite Radio: Sirius 108, XM 199
Live Stats: vucommodores.com
Twitter Updates:  @VandyMBB

Series Information

This is the first meeting between the two schools.

About Marshall

  • The Thundering Herd are 4-3 on the season after dropping their last time out at ETSU, 88-78.
  • Elijah Pittman leads four Marshall players in double figures with 23.7 points per game.  Kareem Canty (17.0), Chris Thomas (13.6), and Ryan Taylor (11.4) also average double digits.
  • Vanderbilt is one of two SEC opponents the Thundering Herd will face this year.  They will travel to South Carolina on December 30.
  • The two teams have never met in basketball.

Vanderbilt Returning Home

The Commodores return home to Memorial Gym for the first time since November 15 against Lipscomb.  The game against the Thundering Herd begins a five-game homestand at Memorial Gym.  Additionally, after playing their first eight games of the season (through Marshall game) in 23 days, Vanderbilt only has three games in 25 days (Austin Peay, 12/17; Georgia Tech, 12/21; St. Louis, 12/30) following Thursday night's contest.

Henderson Coming On

Junior Josh Henderson has averaged 10.5 points per game in his last four contests, which included a season-high 12 points at Texas.  He is also averaging 5.3 rebounds per game and shooting 51.6% from the field in those contests. 

Record Against Conference USA

Vanderbilt is 76-23 all-time against current members of the Conference USA.

Homestand Next For Commodores

Vanderbilt remains home for the next four games, with Austin Peay visiting on December 17.  The game tips off at 8 p.m. and can be seen on CSS.

Non-Conference Success at Memorial

Vanderbilt has a 90.2% winning percentage against non-conference opponents since 1990 (184-20).



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