Women's Basketball
Commodores look to extend streak vs. Tigers on Thursday

Christina Foggie, who is on the verge of a program record, and her teammates host Auburn on Thursday.
Christina Foggie, who is on the verge of a program record, and her teammates host Auburn on Thursday.

Feb. 12, 2014

Thursday's game
Auburn (13-10, 4-6) at No. 16/20 Vanderbilt (17-5, 6-4)

Date: Thursday, Feb. 13
Time: 6 p.m. CT
Location: Nashville, Tenn. (Memorial Gym)
Radio: 560 AM, 95.9 FM (Charlie Mattos)
TV: CSS
Tickets: Thursday's game is the annual "Bring a Friend" day at Memorial Gym. Fans can can purchase an $8 ticket for a friend by calling Eric Bogle at (615)322-0235. Tickets must be purchased prior to the game. Other single-game tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 615-322-GOLD, visiting the McGugin Center ticket office or logging on to vucommodores.com.
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FOGGIE ON THE DOORSTEP OF HISTORY
Vanderbilt senior Christina Foggie is primed to become the program's all-time leader in 3-pointers.

Foggie enters Thursday's game against Auburn with 254 career 3-pointers, which puts her just two shy of tying the all-time record set by Merideth Marsh (who made 256 during her career from 2007-10).

Foggie, who made five 3-pointers and scored 22 points in Monday's loss to Tennessee, is averaging 18.9 points per game and is in contention to win the SEC scoring title for the second time in her career.
She has scored 1,589 points in her career and ranks 11th on Vanderbilt's all-time scoring list. Foggie needs just five more points to surpass former Vanderbilt standout Heidi Gillingham for 10th place.

IT'S BEEN ALL COMMODORES
The No. 16/20 Commodores enter Thursday's game against Auburn with hopes of extending their dominance over the Tigers.
Vanderbilt has won 21 straight meetings against Auburn, including a 74-65 victory over the Tigers earlier this season in Auburn.
Vanderbilt's winning streak in the series dates back to the 1999-2000 season, and the Commodores are 18-0 against the Tigers since head coach Melanie Balcomb's arrival in 2002-03.
Today's matchup is the 44th all-time meeting between the teams, with Vanderbilt owning a 27-16 lead in the series.
Auburn won 16 of the first 23 games against Vanderbilt before the Commodores started their 21-game win streak against the Tigers with a 74-66 road victory on Jan. 14, 2001.
Auburn's most recent win over Vanderbilt came on Jan. 16, 2000, when the Tigers won 55-54 in Nashville.

SCOUTING THE TIGERS
Auburn comes into Thursday's game on a two-game winning streak, including a 56-48 road win over Arkansas on Feb. 2, followed by a 51-53 win over Mississippi State on Feb. 9.
Prior to those two wins, Auburn had lost six of its previous seven games.
The Tigers are averaging only 65.4 points per game -- which is the second-lowest mark in the league -- but they have been solid on defense, allowing just 61 points per game, which ranks fifth in the SEC.
Tyrese Tanner leads the team in scoring at 16.2 points per game, and is also averaging a team-high 6.6 rebounds per game.
She is one of four Auburn players averaging double figures in scoring, along with Hasina Muhammed (11.2 ppg), Brandy Montgomery (10.9) and Tra'Cee Tanner (10.1).

PROMOTIONS: BRING A FRIEND ... AND WATCH FOR FALLING COWS
Thursday's game is the annual "Bring a Friend" day at Memorial Gym. Fans can can purchase an $8 ticket for a friend by calling Eric Bogle at (615)322-0235. Tickets must be purchased prior to the game.

The game will also feature the Rivergate Chik-fil-A cow drop, as stuffed miniature cows will parachute down from the ceiling.

At halftime of Thursday's game, a group from the Vanderbilt campus -- called Bhangra -- will showcase their unique dancing style.

Fans can also look for the T-shirt toss, gold shaker give-away and can get their Frequent-Fan card punched. After the game, the Vanderbilt players will throw miniature basketballs into the stands.

RARE THURSDAY AT HOME
Thursday's game marks Vanderbilt's first mid-week game at Memorial Gym in roughly six weeks, dating back to the Commodores' win over Georgia on Jan. 2 in their SEC opener.
Each of Vanderbilt's past four home games have been played on Sundays.

FOGGIE, LISTER ON SEVERAL 'WATCH' LISTS
Foggie was one of 30 players named to Naismith Award midseason watch list earlier this week.
Foggie, who is in contention to win the SEC scoring title for the second time in her career, was one of the 50 players named to the Naismith preseason list, and then remained on the list when it was trimmed from 50 to 30.
She is also on the watch list for two other honors -- the Dawn Staley award and the Wade Trophy. Teammate Jasmine Lister is also on the Staley watch list.

 

 

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