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Post-Alabama game notes

Feb. 1, 2009

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No. 20 Vanderbilt 88 • Alabama 64
February 1, 2009 • Memorial Gym
Attendance: 4,590

First Half Notes
• Vanderbilt set a season first-half high for three pointers made, going 8-12. Meredith Marsh was 4-4 from behind the arc in the first half while Christina Wirth was 3-5.
• Vanderbilt outscored Alabama in the paint 24-2 in the first half
• VU outrebounded Alabama 18-11 in the half
• Vanderbilt scored 22 points off Alabama's turnover in the first half
• Vanderbilt led 48-23 at half-time. The 48-points is the most points VU has scored in the opening stanza against an SEC team this season. Marsh led the `Dores with 12 points while Wirth chipped in 11.
• The Commodores registered 15 first-half assists while Alabama had two. Jence Rhoads dished out six assists in twelve minutes of action, while Lauren Lueders had four assists.

Post Game Notes
• With the win Vanderbilt improves to 17-5 overall and 6-1 in the SEC. Alabama falls to 12-10 overall and 0-7 in the SEC
• Vanderbilt now leads the all-time series with Alabama 25-11, including eight straight and 12 of its last 13 against the Crimson Tide. After Sunday's win Vanderbilt is now 15-0 against Alabama in games played in Nashville, Tenn.
• The 88 points for Vanderbilt is the most points the Commodores have scored against an SEC opponent this season (85 at Alabama, 1/8/09)
• The 24-point win over the Crimson Tide marks the largest margin of victory against an SEC opponent this year (16, vs. Tennessee 1/11/09)
• Vanderbilt made a season-high 11 three pointers. The Commodores finished the game 11-of-16 from downtown.
• VU dominated the points in the paint battle (40-10)
• Vanderbilt registered 30 bench points while Alabama had 17
• Vanderbilt had three player in double figures, (Wirth 21, Marsh 17, Chanel Chisholm 10)
• Vanderbilt improved to 7-1 on Sunday and 10-2 when outrebounding its opponent.

Individual Notes
• Marsh scored 17 points on 6-8 shooting, including a perfect 5-of-5 from downtown. The Louisville, Ky., native has now made 10 of her last 11 three point attempts. Marsh made 5-of-6 three point attempts against Arkansas on Thursday night. Marsh has now scored at least 15-points in five games this year. The junior has scored 38 points in her last two combined SEC games, marking the highest point-total in consecutive conference games in her career.
• Wirth scored a game-high 21 points. It marks the fifth time this season that Wirth has notched at least 20 points. Wirth has now scored at least 20 points in 13 career games.



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