Post-Alabama game notes
Feb. 1, 2009
February 1, 2009 Memorial Gym
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.
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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