March 5, 2011
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
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)
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