Men's Basketball
MBB emerges from finals with game vs. Austin Peay

Dec. 16, 2013

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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.

Tickets Available

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.

Media Information
Game 9/Vanderbilt (5-3) vs. Austin Peay (5-5)
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: CSS
TV Talent:  Matt Stewart (pxp), Barry Booker (analyst)
Satellite Radio: Sirius 119
Live Stats: vucommodores.com
Twitter Updates:  @VandyMBB

Series Information
Series Record:  Vanderbilt leads series, 13-1
Last Meeting:  VU win, 81-67, on 11/10/07
Record at Vanderbilt:  VU leads, 11-1
Record at APSU:  VU leads, 2-0
Record at Neutral Site:  NA
Coach Stallings vs. APSU:  Coach Stallings is 2-0 vs. Austin Peay.

About Austin Peay

  • Austin Peay is 5-5 on the seaosn after defeating LIberty, 77-71, on December 14 in Clarksville.  Travis Betran led the team with 23 points, while Chris Horton added a double-double with 21 points and 11 rebounds against the Flames.
  • Betran leads the team in scoring, averaging 13.9 points per game.  Horton is second for the Governors with 13.1 ppg, while also averaging a team-leading 10.1 rebounds per contest.  Will Triggs also averages double figures with 11.2 points per contest.
  • Vanderbilt owns a 13-1 overall record in the series, including a 12-1 mark in Nashville.  The only loss for the Commodores in the series came in the 1939-40 campaign.

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).

The Last Meeting
Austin Peay67
Vanderbilt81
November 10, 2007
Nashville, Tenn.
MBB: VU Opens Season with 81-67 Win
Video Highlights, Postgame Reaction

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Shan Foster scored 21 points to lead Vanderbilt to an 81-67 victory over Austin Peay on Saturday in the season opener for both teams.


 

 

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