Vanderbilt-Kentucky postgame notes

March 5, 2011

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SEC Tournament Notes
• Vanderbilt is 3-2 all-time in the SEC Tournament against Kentucky
• The previous four meetings against Kentucky all came in the first round of the SEC Tournament
Melanie Balcomb is 18-6 all-time in the SEC Tournament
• Vanderbilt is 12-4 all-time as the No. 3 seed in the tournament
• Vanderbilt is 8-10 all-time in SEC semifinal games

First half notes
Hannah Tuomi got the Commodores on the scoreboard with a layup with 19:37 left in the second half, but then Vanderbilt went scoreless for over 10 minutes until Elan Brown made a layup with 9:23 left in the first half to give Vanderbilt four points.
• Vanderbilt's 11 first half points were the fewest points the Commodores have scored in a half since scoring just 10 at LSU, 1/13/08
• Vanderbilt didn't attempt a single free throw in the first half

Second half notes
• Trailing 49-22. Vanderbilt went on a 26-7 run to cut Kentucky's lead to just eight (56-48) with 3:00 left in the game

Game notes
• Vanderbilt is 27-16 all-time against Kentucky, including an 0-3 mark this season
• The Commodores are now 7-3 this season with the starting lineup of Hannah Tuomi (F), Tiffany Clarke (F), Angela Puleo (G), Jasmine Lister (G) and Jence Rhoads (G).
• Four players scored in double figures: Tiffany Clarke (18), Hannah Tuomi (12), Jasmine Lister (11) and Elan Brown (10).
• The Commodores had 14 assists on 20 made shots, while limiting Kentucky to just four assists.
• Vanderbilt averaged 23 turnovers in its three meetings with Kentucky this season.
• Vanderbilt's 25 turnovers tied a season high (11/18/10 vs. Samford)

Individual notes
Tiffany Clarke recorded her seventh career double-double and sixth of the season with 18 points and 17 rebounds
Tiffany Clarke's 17 rebounds were a career-high as well the most by a Vanderbilt player since Carla Thomas had 17 at Mississippi State, 2/3/05. It is tied for 16th most in school history.
Jasmine Lister tied a season-high with six assists



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