Scouting The Commodores
The Vanderbilt women's basketball team (7-3) takes its season long four-game winning streak on the road to face No. 12/13 Oklahoma. The Commodores are led by senior forward Tiffany Clarke. The Duluth, Ga., native is averaging 15.1 points and 7.5 rebounds per game, both team highs. Most recently, she scored 22 against Hartford while becoming the 34th player in Vanderbilt history to reach 1,000 career points Joining Clarke in double-figures are Christina Foggie and Jasmine Lister. Foggie is posting 14.5 points per game on the season, while Lister is contributing 11.6. Lister also adds 5.4 assists per game, a mark that ranks second in the SEC. Most likely joining Clarke, Foggie and Lister in the starting lineup are Elan Brown and Kady Schrann. The always steady Brown is posting 7.0 points and 6.1 rebounds per game, while adding a team best 17 steals. Schrann is coming off a 10-point performance against Hartford and is averaging 7.0 points and 2.4 assists per outing.
Scouting The Sooners
No. 12/13 Oklahoma entertains Vanderbilt with an 8-1 record, despite having lost four players to season-ending injuries. The Sooners are coming off a 71-68 win over Marist, but in the contest lost senior guard Whitney Hand to a torn ACL. OU had already lost post players Kaylon Williams (achilles), Lydnsey Cloman (back) and Maddie Manning (ACL) for the year. Look for the guard-combo of Morgan Hook and Aaryn Ellenberg to lead the Sooners. Ellenberg is posting 15.8 points and 3.0 rebounds per game, while Hook is averaging 11.2 points and 3.2 assists per game. Center Nicole Griffin will also be a factor. The junior is posting 11.3 points and 4.8 rebounds per game. Joanna McFarland leads the team with 7.3 rebounds per outing. 17th-year Head Coach Sherri Coale will look to overcome the injuries and led her active roster of eight players to a 14th-consecutive NCAA Tournament.
The Last Meeting
November 26, 2011
'Dores down No. 13 Oklahoma
The Vanderbilt women's basketball team put an undefeated record in its annual Thanksgiving Tournament on the line against No. 13/14 Oklahoma on Saturday, November 26, and came away with a 78-66 victory over the Sooners.
The Series - Vanderbilt vs. Oklahoma
This is the third meeting between the two traditional women's basketball powers. The first came in the 1986 NCAA Tournament, when OU took an 86-67 victory in Norman. The teams did not meet again until the championship game of last year's Vanderbilt Thanksgiving Tournament, with the Commodores taking a 78-66 decision over the 12th-ranked Sooners. Jasmine Lister and Christina Foggie led the way for Vanderbilt, scoring 24 and 21 points, respectively.
On Deck - College of Charleston
Vanderbilt will take the week off before hosting the College of Charleston on Saturday, December 22. Tipoff at Memorial Gym is set for 2:00 p.m. The contest is part of the December Five Dollar Days, with all tickets costing just $5. It will also be the annual Teddy Bear Toss. Fans are asked to bring a new Teddy Bear to toss on the floor at halftime and be donated to the U.S. Marine Corps' Toys for Tots program.