Vanderbilt 70, Samford 60 November 18, 2010 – Memorial Gymnasium – Nashville, Tenn. Attendance: 3,603
Starting Lineup ·Vanderbilt started senior Hannah Tuomi, junior Angela Puleo, sophomore Elan Brown, redshirt freshman Stephanie Holzer and freshman Jasmine Lister. ·This is the first career start for Stephanie Holzer. ·Elan Brown is making her second start of the season and 11th of her career. ·Puleo is making her first start of her Vanderbilt career and 61st of her career after spending two season at Georgia. ·Tuomi has now appeared in 95 games for the Commodores and has started 84. ·Jasmine Lister is making her second career start. Postgame Notes: ·Vanderbilt moves to a 2-0 on the season, with both wins coming at home. ·Vanderbilt is now 43-4 in the month of November under coach Melanie Balcomb. ·The Commodores are now 4-2 when playing on November 18. ·Vanderbilt now holds a 20-6 record against teams from the Southern Conference.All six of Vanderbilt’s losses have been at the hands of Chattanooga. ·In both victories this season, the Commodores have had more turnovers than the opposing team in. ·Vanderbilt has led at half for both games this season. ·Vanderbilt’s 25 turnovers were the most since having 27 against Tennessee on January 17, 2010. ·The Commodores shot 46.2 from beyond the arc, the highest percentage of the season. ·Vanderbilt was 28-49 (57.1%) on the floor, making it the highest shooting percentage since going 26-45 (57.8%) against Florida on February 24, 2010. ·Holzer’s 26 points were the most by a frosh since Tiffany Clarke scored 27 against East Tennessee State on December 20, 2009. First-half notes: ·Vanderbilt won the opening tipoff. ·Hannah Tuomi scored the first basket of the night on a layup with 19:33 remaining. ·Vanderbilt held Samford scoreless until Ruth Ketcham scored with 16:53 remaining. ·Gabby Smith scored out of the first media timeout with 15:09 remaining. ·After Samford’s Emily London scored a free-throw to take a 5-4 lead with 16:09 remaining, Vanderbilt went on a five minute, 13-0 run before Samford ended it with a three pointer. ·Gabby Smith came into the game and scored the first bench points for the Commodores to go up 9-5 with 15:20 remaining. ·The seven field goals Samford had in the first half is the lowest total Vanderbilt has allowed in the first half since Kentucky had seven on January 10, 2010. ·Vanderbilt headed into halftime up 26-22. ·Largest lead: 12 ·Lead changes: 2 ·Ties: 2 ·Stephanie Holzer leads the team with seven points. ·Hannah Tuomi had six rebounds to lead the team. ·Vanderbilt played nine different players in the first half. ·The Commodores’ 17 turnovers in the first half were one more than they had in the entire Howard game. Second-half notes: ·Samford scored the first points of the second half when Savannah Hill made a three with 19:24 remaining. ·Jasmine Lister made the first basket for Vanderbilt to take a 28-25 lead with 18:17 remaining. ·With the game tied at 28 with 17:44 remaining, Stephanie Holzer made a layup to take a 30-28 lead with 17:31 remaining. ·Gabby Smith made her second three pointer of the game with 14:36 remaining to give Vanderbilt a 42-36 lead. ·Jasmine Lister hit a three-point shot with 11:19 remaining to give the Commodores a 49-38 lead. ·Vanderbilt took a 13 point lead when Stephanie Holzer made a jumper with 8:48 remaining. ·Stephanie Holzer made a free throw with 6:19 remaining to give her 20 points, matching her career-high. ·With 5:12 remaining, Stephanie Holzer made her tenth field goal to give her 22 points, a career-high. ·Vanderbilt wins 70-60. ·Largest lead: 13 ·Lead changes: 0 ·Ties: 1 Player notes: ·Holzer had the first block of the game with 18:28 remaining in the first half. ·Gabby Smith had her first steal of the season with 13:13 remaining in the first half.It was her first steal since March 5, 2010 in a 63-61 win against LSU. ·Gabby Smith’s three assists match a career-high which came on March 4, 2010 against Arkansas. ·Elan Brown had three steals, giving her a team-leading five on the year. ·Lister had six rebounds for the second time this season. ·Lister’s 14 points are a career-high. ·Hannah Tuomi now has seven double-doubles in her career, all of which have been with points and rebounds. ·Tuomi’s six assists match a career-high that she had against DePaul on March 21, 2010.