MBB emerges from finals with game vs. Austin Peay
Dec. 16, 2013
The Commodores return to the floor after their longest break of the 2013-14 season when they take on Austin Peay Tuesday night at Memorial Gym. The game will tip off at 8 p.m. CT, and the action can be seen live on CSS and heard on the Vanderbilt IMG College Radio Network in middle Tennessee and online at vucommodores.com.
Vanderbilt's last outing came against Marshall on December 5, a game the Commodores won, 69-67, behind a pair of 15-point performances by junior James Siakam and freshman Damian Jones. The Commodores led the whole night, but the Thundering Herd had a chance to tie or take the lead with nine seconds remaining, but Siakam made an outstanding defensive play as the buzzer sounded to give Vanderbilt the win. Rod Odom also scored 11 points.
Tuesday's meeting will be the 15th between the two schools, with the last meeting coming in an 81-67 Commodore win on November 10, 2007. It will be the 13th meeting between the two schools in Nashville.
Lower level tickets in the Vanderbilt student section are available for $18. Call 615-322-GOLD, visit vucommodores.com, or come by the McGugin Center ticket office to purchase tickets.
About Austin Peay
Vanderbilt Returning Home
Vanderbilt is in the midst of a five-game homestand, which began with the Marshall game on December 5. 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) beginning with the game with the Governors on December 17.
Henderson Out For Remainder of Season
Redshirt Junior Josh Henderson, who was averaging 6.6 points and 4.3 rebounds per game this season, tore his ACL, MCL and lateral meniscus against Marshall on December 5 and will miss the rest of the 2013-14 campaign. Expected recovery is eight to nine months.
Odom One of Top 3-Point Marksmen In SEC
Senior forward Rod Odom is second on the team in scoring with 13.0 points per game, and is shooting 47.9% from three this year. He is 3rd in the SEC in 3 Point FG % (.479) and 2nd in 3’s made (2.9/game).
Record Against Ohio Valley Conference
Vanderbilt is 55-8 all-time against current members of the Ohio Valley Conference.
Northeastern Game Time Set
The Commodores will tip off their game with Northeastern on January 4 at 8 p.m. CT. The game is on the same day as the football team's BBVA Compass Bowl in Birmingham, and fans can gain free admittance to the basketball game when they bring their ticket stub from the football game.
ACC Foe Next For Commodores
Georgia Tech will come to Memorial Gym for a 3 p.m. tip off on Saturday. The game will air on FSN, and it will be the team's last game before the Christmas break.
Non-Conference Success at Memorial
Vanderbilt has a 90.2% inning percentage against non-conference opponents since 1990 (185-20).
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