Jan. 26, 2012
rv/rv Vanderbilt 68, #17/15 Georgia 48
January 26, 2012
Memorial Gymnasium - Nashville, Tenn.
• Freshman guard Kady Schrann, sophomore guard Christina Foggie, sophomore guard Jasmine Lister, junior forward Tiffany Clarke, and sophomore center Stephanie Holzer.
• Vandy is now 1-1 with this starting lineup.
• Career Starts: Schrann 19, Foggie 27, Lister 52, Clarke 37, and Holzer 20.
• The win marked the second victory over a ranked opponent for the ‘Dores this season. Vandy also defeated #12/14 Oklahoma 78-66 on November 26, 2011. VU is 2-1 on the season against teams in the Top 25.
• This was the 55th meeting between the two teams. Georgia now holds a 30-25 margin after the Vandy win. The Commodores have now won the last five tilts and eight out of the last nine against the Bulldogs.
• Vanderbilt Head Coach Melanie Balcomb improves to 393-193 in her career and 230-89 at Vanderbilt.
• Vandy held Georgia to 48 points and 36.7% shooting. It was the lowest scoring output for the Bulldogs on the season and the fourth time this year that VU held an opponent under 50 points.
• The Commodores shot a hot 52.1% from the field. They came into the game shooting 46.5% from the floor, leading the SEC and ninth in the nation.
• VU went 9-20 from beyond the arc (45.0%). The ‘Dores came into the game shooting threes at a 40.0% mark, which was second in the country.
• Vanderbilt improves to 13-1 at Memorial Gym this season.
• After outrebounding Georgia 38-28 in the victory, Vandy improves to a perfect 14-0 when totaling more boards than its opponent.
• Foggie led the Commodores with a career-best 34 points, giving the sophomore double digit points for the 16th time this season and the 27th time in her career. It marked the ninth time this season she scored at least 20 points, and the 11th time in her career. It was the first time a Vandy player totaled 30+ points in a game since Lister had 30 against UT-Martin on December, 7, 2011.
• Foggie also made a career-best seven three-pointers on 16 attempts beyond the arc for the ‘Dores. She came into the game third in the nation and leading the SEC with a three-point shooting percentage of 47.7%.
• Clarke added 13 points for Vanderbilt, marking the 12th time this season and the 31st time in her career that she tallied double digit points.
• Clarke also led the ‘Dores with a season-best 12 rebounds, giving her double figure boards for the fifth time this year, and the 13th time in her career. It was Clarke’s fourth double-double of the 2011-12 season, and the 11th of her career.
• Lister added nine points, five assists, and four rebounds in the Commodore win.
• Schrann chipped in with six points and a team-best six assists. Her six helpers tied a career high for the freshman.
First Half Notes:
• Georgia went on a 9-0 run midway through the first half to take a 14-8 lead with 11:39 remaining the period. The Bulldogs held Vandy scoreless for just under five minutes during the stretch.
• Vanderbilt scored 10 straight points immediately after snapping Georgia’s run, taking an 18-14 lead with 8:15 to play in the first half. Foggie tallied eight points on two threes and two free throws during the stretch.
• Foggie connected on her third three-pointer of the half to give the Commodores a 24-22 lead with 4:22 to play in the frame. It marked the ninth lead change of the period.
• VU went on to take a 31-26 lead into the break. The ‘Dores improved to 15-0 when leading at halftime.
• Foggie led Vanderbilt with 13 points on three baskets from beyond the arc in the period, Clarke totaled seven boards to lead Vandy on the glass, and Schrann dished out three assists for the Commodores.
Second Half Notes:
• Vanderbilt scored nine straight points from the 9:02 mark in the second half to 5:55 mark, taking a commanding 58-41 lead late in the game.
• The Commodores led by as many as 22, when Foggie made a layup with 2:33 to play to make it 68-46.
• Vandy coasted from there to the 68-48 victory over Georgia.
• The ‘Dores shot an astounding 66.7% from the floor in the period, connecting on 16 of 24 attempts.