Vanderbilt vs.
High Point
December 15, 2002
Memorial Gym
Projected Starters
Vanderbilt 5-2, 0-0
No Pos Name   Ht Wt Yr Pts Reb
35 F Matt Freije 6-9 230 Jr 17.4 5.9
2 F Brian Thornton, 6-8 255 So 13.4 6.7
44 G/F Corey Smith 6-5 230 So 8.3 2.9
3 G Jason Holwerda 6-5 210 So. 6.7 2.6
11 G Russell Lakey 6-0 182 Jr 6.3 4.6*
High Point 2-3
5 F Danny Gathings 6-6 205 So 16.0 6.2
4 F Dustin Van Weerdhuizen 6-6 220 Sr 14.2 2.6
00 C Kashawn Hampton 6-8 275 Sr 6.8 5.0
3 G Jeff Allen 6-0 185 Fr 4.8 3.6*
21 G Joe Knight 6-1 190 So 11.3 4.8

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Scouting High Point
High Point enters the game with a record of 2-3 after an 82-67 loss at The Citadel Dec. 5. The Panthers had a scheduled game against Averett Dec. 7, but the High Point facilities lost power because of a winter storm and the game was cancelled. The Panthers return six lettermen and four starters from last yearís squad that finished 11-19 overall and 5-9 in the Big South.

Sophomore forward Danny Gathings leads the team in scoring and rebounding with 16 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. Senior forward Dustin Van Weerdhuizen is second in scoring with 14.2 points per game, while senior center Kashawn Hampton is second on the team in rebounding with five boards per contest.

This is the first ever matchup between the two schools. However, Vanderbilt owns a 5-1 alltime record against the Big South Conference.

Three...Dot...Data vs. Indiana
Vanderbilt made just 1-of-15 (.067) three-pointers and was just 3- of-30 on three-pointers combined versus UConn and Indiana...The Commodores shot just seven free throws for the game, while Indiana shot 14...VU had season lows in points scored, fields goal percentage, three-point field goal percentage, free throw percentage and blocks...For the second consecutive game, Vanderbilt had a season-low 14 turnovers...Matt Freije has been the teamís leading rebounder in three of the past four games, while leading the team in scoring in all but one game this season...Against Indiana, VU started the lineup of Freije, Corey Smith, Brian Thornton, Russell Lakey and Jason Holwerda for the sixth straight game...The attendance of 17,147 is the largest for a Vanderbilt game since 20,173 showed up to Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky., to watch the Commodores and Kentucky Wildcats play last season.

No. 35 is No. 1 Against Top Teams
Matt Freije has proven already this season that he will show up for the Commodores in the big games. Against No. 12 Connecticut, Freije scored a team-high 18 points and grabbed a team-high nine rebounds. This past Monday at No. 6 Indiana, Freije once again put the team on back, scoring a team-high 18 points and pulling down a team-high nine rebounds.

These two games illustrate how Freije is becoming a player that has the potential to record a double-double every night. This season, he has one double-double with 14 points and 11 boards versus Tulane and came within one rebound of the double-dip against UConn and Indiana. In his career, Freije has had seven games in which he missed a doubledouble by just one rebound and another two games in which he missed by only two rebounds.

Przybyszewski Shines at Indiana
Sophomore David Przybyszewski had his best game of the young season at No. 6 Indiana. He scored a season-high 14 points and also grabbed a season-high seven rebounds against the Hoosiers. In addition to Matt Freije, Przybyszewski was the only double-digit scorer for the Commodores and was truly the only other offensive threat for Vanderbilt against Indiana.

Przybyszewski has been relatively efficient in his scoring this season. He scored 13 points against East Tennessee State on 6-of-7 shooting and also registered a career-high four blocks and grabbed five rebounds. Versus Tulane, Przybyszewski contributed offensively with seven points in just 10 minutes and against Georgia Southern, he scored seven points on 3-of-3 shooting.

Packiní Them In
Since Vanderbilt tipped off the season Nov. 22, the Commodores have been off and running. Vanderbilt played its first seven games in just 18 days from Nov. 22 to this past Monday. However, the Dores will play just four games between now and Jan. 8 when they open the SEC season at Auburn.

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