Starting Lineup • Vanderbilt started freshman Jasmine Lister, sophomore Gabby Smith and seniors Rebecca Silinski, Hannah Tuomi and Jence Rhoads. • This is the second time this season and second in a row that Vanderbilt has used this lineup. • Vanderbilt used their seventh different starting lineup in nine games this season. • This is Hannah Tuomi’s 92nd career start and 103rd appearance. • Jence Rhoads made her 88th career start and team leading 108th appearance. • Lister and Tuomi have started every game for Vanderbilt this season. • Senior forward Rebecca Silinski started for only the second time in her career. • Christina Foggie missed the game due to a concussion suffered against Bowling Green and Stephanie Holzer sat out with a back injury.
Team Notes • Vandy is now 9-1 against UT-Martin in the all-time series. • Head Coach Melanie Balcomb notched her 201st win at Vanderbilt and is 201-75 in her ninth season. • Vanderbilt is now 54-17 all-time against teams that are currently in the Ohio Valley Conference and 36-3 against the OVC at home. • Hannah Tuomi scored the first basket of the game. VU is now 6-1 when scoring first. • Vanderbilt went on a 17-2 from the 13:54 mark in the first half to the 8:30 mark to take a 24-9 lead on the Skyhawks. Sophomore Elan Brown scored eight of the Commodores’ 17 points during the stretch. • The Commodores led 34-30 at halftime, and improved to 6-0 on the season when leading at the break. • VU led 52-43 with 10:00 remaining in the game, improving to 6-0 on the season when leading with 10 minutes to play. • Vanderbilt improved to 6-0 at home, recording back to back victories at Memorial Gymnasium. • Vanderbilt out-rebounded UT-Martin by a mark of 40-33. VU is now 5-1 on the season when recording more or the same number of rebounds as its opponent. • The Commodores only committed 12 turnovers while forcing the Skyhawks into 15 on the night. Vanderbilt is undefeated when recording fewer or the same number of turnovers as its opponent, improving to 4-0 in those situations.
Individual Notes • Senior Hannah Tuomi scored 15 points for Vanderbilt. It marked the eighth straight contest in which she scored in double figures. She now has eight double digit scoring games on the season and 53 in her career. It was the eighth time in nine games the senior has scored at least 11 points. • Tuomi set a season and career best with 13 rebounds to lead the Commodores on the boards. It marked the second time this season and ninth time in her career with 10 or more rebounds. • Tuomi went 7-7 from the floor, marking the fourth time in her career that she has scored seven or more field goals without missing a shot from the floor. • With 15 points and 13 rebounds it was Tuomi’s second double-double of the season and first since the 70-60 win over Samford (11/18). It is the eighth double-double of the senior’s career. The Commodores are 6-2 in games when Tuomi records a double-double. • Tuomi’s 15 points on the night give the senior 973 for her career as she aims to become the 32nd member of the Commodores’ 1,000 point club. • Sophomore Elan Brown scored 11 points, giving her double figures in scoring for only the second time this season and fifth time in her career. • Sophomore Gabby Smith led Vanderbilt with 18 points, marking her best offensive output for the season and in her career. She has now scored 10 or more points three times in her career. • Freshman Jasmine Lister scored 13 points and has scored at least 12 points in each of her first nine collegiate games. • Senior Jence Rhoads set a season-high for assists with nine helpers on the night. It was a game high and is the fifth time this season she has recorded five or more assists in a contest.