Vanderbilt vs.
College of Charleston
8 pm
January 2, 2003
Memorial Gym
TV: Comcast
Projected Starters
Vanderbilt 6-4
No Pos Name   Ht Wt Yr Pts Reb
35 F Matt Freije 6-9 230 Jr 16.8 5.7
2 F Brian Thornton, 6-8 255 So 13.9 6.3
44 G/F Corey Smith 6-5 230 So 8.9 3.3
3 G Jason Holwerda 6-5 210 So. 6.3 2.6
11 G Russell Lakey 6-0 182 Jr 6.9 4.0*
College of Charleston 10-2
40 F Thomas Mobley 6-5 220 Jr 14.3 3.9
11 F Zeke Johnson 6-6 200 Jr 12.2 4.9
2 C Mike Benton 6-9 250 Jr 10.3 5.5
5 G Troy Wheless 6-3 175 Sr 14.0 2.8
1 G A.J. Harris 6-0 180 Sr 1.7 4.5*

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Scouting College of Charleston
College of Charleston enters the game with a record of 10-2 and winners of two straight in the Cougarsí own tournament. College of Charleston defeated Maryland-Baltimore County 78- 57 Sunday and then earned a 77-73 win over Howard Monday.

College of Charleston is ranked seventh in the latest CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major poll and is coming off a season in which the Cougars finished with a 21-9 record.

Junior forward Thomas Mobley leads the team in scoring with 14.3 points per game. He is followed closely by senior guard Troy Wheless, who is averaging 14.0 points per contest. The Cougarsí leading rebounder is junior center Mike Benton, who is pulling down 5.5 boards per game.

The only previous meeting between the two schools came Feb. 8, 1992, at Memorial Gym in Nashville. Commodore coach Eddie Fogler led Vanderbilt to a 74-68 victory over College of Charleston. Two Commodores who played on that 1991-92 squad, Kevin Anglin and Willy Daunic, will be broadcasting the game for Comcast Sports Southeast.

Three...Dot...Data vs. Notre Dame
Vanderbilt was 16-of-21 on free throws, which is the most for both in the past five games...VUís 76.2 free-throw percentage was the second- best this season (.842 vs. UConn)...VUís 41 rebounds was the thirdmost this season...The Commodores have averaged 7.7 blocks in the past three games...VUís 12 steals was the second most this season (13 vs. Alabama A&M)...VUís 27 first-half points was a season-low and the 63 total points was the second-lowest of the season...VU shot 33.9 percent from the field, which is just the second time this season the Commodores have not shot at least 41.5 percent...Points in the paint: VU 22, ND 32...Points off turnovers: VU 24, ND 15...Second-chance points: VU 11, ND 2...Fast-break points: VU 4, ND 10.

Commodores Welcome Back Freije of Old
Junior forward Matt Freije rebounded from a sub-par performance at Michigan to score a season-best and game-high 23 points at No. 6 Notre Dame. He also pulled down six rebounds and added two assists and a steal.

Freije was 7-of-16 from the field and 3-of-7 from three-point range, while hitting 6-of-7 free throws. He had 10 points at the half, but his presence was felt mostly when he helped key the Commodoresí comeback attempt that closed a 22-point gap to just six points midway through the second stanza.

Freije is currently ranked sixth in the SEC in scoring (16.8) and ninth in free-throw percentage (.731).

Terrell Records First Double-Double
Freshman forward Julian Terrell had his best game as a Commodore at No. 6 Notre Dame. He posted his first double-double with season highs in points (12) and rebounds (10), while also recording a season-high three blocks in just 20 minutes.

This outburst was unexpected due to the fact that Terrell had averaged just 1.7 points and 2.3 rebounds in the six games leading up to the Notre Dame contest.

Terrell just missed a double-double with 10 points and eight rebounds against Georgia Southern and also had seven points and seven boards against Alabama A&M.

Lakey Turns in Solid Performance at Notre Dame
Junior guard Russell Lakey had his second-best statistical game of the season at No. 6 Notre Dame. His 12 points at Notre Dame is second this season to the 15 he scored versus Georgia Southern and his six rebounds tied a season-best mark. And for the second time this season (Alabama A&M) Lakey tied a career-high with five steals, which moved him to fourth in the SEC is steals with 4.00 swipes per game.

Lakey, who continues to see time at the shooting guard position, also has made a three-pointer in five consecutive games, which is a career-long streak.

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