Jan. 12, 2013
Scouting The Commodores
The Vanderbilt women's basketball team (12-4, 2-1 SEC) looks to rebound after a 64-48 loss at No. 18/16 South Carolina, which snapped a nine-game winning streak. The Commodores are led by senior forward Tiffany Clarke, who is posting 15.8 points and 8.0 rebounds per game, both tea highs. Junior forward Christina Foggie is posting 15.1 points per outing of her own, while classmate and point guard Jasmine Lister averages 11.8 points and 6.2 assists per game. Joining those three in the starting lineup are expected to be guards Kady Schrann (7.6 ppg/2.2 rpg) and Elan Brown (6.1 ppg/6.1 rpg). First off the bench for Vanderbilt will be Heather Bowe (5.0 ppg/4.6 rpg), Gabby Smith (2.6 ppg/1.5 rpg), Morgan Batey (2.1 ppg/1.5 rpg) and Rayte'a Long (2.3 ppg/1.2 rpg).
Scouting The Razorbacks
Arkansas (13-3, 1-2 SEC) comes to Nashville in search of its second-straight win after defeating LSU at home, 63-54, on Thursday night. The Razorbacks are led by 13.2 points per game from Sarah Watkins. She also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest. Keira Peak is right behind her at 12.4 points per outing to go along with 6.4 rebounds per game. Quistelle Williams pulls down a team-best 6.9 rebounds per game while scoring 10.3 rebounds per game. Point guard Calli Berna is averaging 7.2 points and 6.1 assists per game. Arkansas 11 of 12 non-conference games, with the lone exception being a 73-70 loss to Oklahoma. They opened SEC play with losses at Auburn (50-47) and versus Teas A&M (63-51) before the win over LSU.
The Series - Vanderbilt vs. Arkansas
Sunday marks the 27th meeting between the Commodores and Razorbacks in women's basketball, with Vanderbilt holding a 20-6 edge in the series. The teams did not meet until Arkansas joined the Southeastern Conference in 1991-92, but have met at least once annually since. Vanderbilt took seven of the first eight meetings before the Razorbacks rattled off a three-game streak from 1999-2002. The Commodores then took 14 of the next 15 games before Arkansas won last year's meeting, 69-47, in Fayetteville. Vanderbilt holds a 10-1 advantage at Memorial, with Arkansas only win in Nashville coming in 2001.
On Deck - LSU
Vanderbilt will be back on the road after taking Thursday off, traveling to Baton Rouge, La., to face LSU on Sunday, January 20. Tipoff at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center is set for 2:00 p.m. CT.