Men's Basketball
MBB welcomes Cornell Monday

Dec. 16, 2012

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The Commodores will play their second game in three days when Cornell of the Ivy League comes to Memorial Gym for a Monday night tip off.  The game is scheduled for 8 p.m., and the action can be seen live on ESPNU, or heard live in the middle Tennessee area on the Vanderbilt IMG Radio Network and online at vucommodores.com.

Game Nine/VANDERBILT (4-4) vs. CORNELL (4-5)
Monday, December 17 - 8 p.m. CST
Nashville, Tenn. - Memorial Gym (14,316)
Radio:  Vanderbilt Radio Network from IMG College, vucommodores.com
Radio Talent:  Joe Fisher (pxp), Tim Thompson (analyst)
Satellite Radio:  Sirius 94, XM 192
TV:  ESPNU
Radio Talent:  Dave Neal (pxp), Dino Gaudio (analyst)
Live Stats: vucommodores.com
Twitter Updates:  @VandyMBB

Series Information
Series Record: VU leads 2-0
Last Meeting:  Vanderbilt won the last meeting, 95-79, on 12/29/87.
Record at Vanderbilt:  2-0
Record at Cornell:  NA
Record at Neutral Site: NA
Coach Stallings vs. Cornell:  Coach Stallings has never faced Cornell.

About Cornell

  • Cornell enters the game with a 4-5 record overall, but The Big Red have not played since December 1st against Colgate, a game Cornell won, 70-63.
  • Shonn Miller leads Cornell in scoring, averaging 10.0 points per contest.
  • The Commodores have two players from the state of New York - forward Rod Odom (Central Islip) and guard Alex Gendelman (Purchase, N.Y.).
  • Cornell senior guard Miles Asafo-Adjei hails from Nashville and attended The Ensworth School.  Asafo-Adjei has started eight of nine games this season and averages 2.7 points per game.
  • Vanderbilt has an 18-5 all-time record against the Ivy League.

Stallings One Away From Matching Roy Skinner's Memorial Gym Win Mark

Coach Stallings is one win away from tying and two wins away from becoming the all-time wins leader at Memorial Gym.  Stallings sits at 180 wins, with Vanderbilt legend Roy Skinner leading the way with 181 career Memorial Gym wins.

Back to Back W's

Vanderbilt won its second consecutive game in a 71-46 win over Alabama A&M on Saturday night at Memorial Gym, the Commodores’ first two-game streak of the season.  VU tied its season-best field-goal percentage against the Bulldogs, shooting 51% from the floor.

Home Sweet Home

After playing only two home games in the first month of the season, the Commodores will not leave the city of Nashville until a road SEC contest at Arkansas on January 12.  Beginning with Saturday's game against Alabama A&M, Vanderbilt will play its next six games in Nashville - five games at Memorial Gym, and one at Bridgestone Arena on December 21 against Middle Tennessee State.

Dai-Jon Parker Returns

Guard Dai-Jon Parker returns from an eight-game suspension Monday vs. Cornell.  Parker played in all 36 games last year, averaged 1.7 points per game.

'Dores Three-Point Streak Still Intact

Vanderbilt has made a 3-pointer in 840 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.

Vanderbilt is Undefeated when...

When the Commodores outrebound their opponent (3-0), outshoot their opponent (3-0), and score 70 points or more (3-0).

Kedren Johnson ranks in several SEC categories

The Commodores' sophomore point guard leads the team in scoring at 17.3 points per game and ranks in the top ten in the SEC in six categories - Scoring - 4th (17.3); FG% - 8th (.472); Steals - 10th (2.0); 3FG% - 4th (.392); 3FG Made - 4th (2.5); Minutes Played - 1st (36.6).


 

 

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