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2001-2002 Vanderbilt Commodores

•Produced a Third-Team All-SEC performer in Matt Freije
•Produced the school’s sixth Freshman All-SEC performer in Brian Thornton
•Placed Matt Carter and Greg LaPointe on the SEC Academic Honor Roll
•Produced an SEC Player of the Week in Matt Freije
•Vanderbilt recorded three wins over Top-25 teams
•Posted 12th winning season in the past 16 campaigns
•Made the program’s 16th postseason trip and ninth appearance in the NIT
•Won a postseason game for the first time since the 1997-98 season
•Recorded the team’s first victory over Kentucky since 1993
•Posted the ninth undefeated home non-conference record in the past 11 seasons
•Extended the three-point streak to 504 games, which is second-longest in the nation
•Had league leaders in scoring, rebounding, field-goal percentage, three-point field goals made, three-point field-goal percentage and free-throw percentage
•Had two players reach the 1,000-point mark for their careers
•Recorded longest SEC winning streak since the 1997-98 season
•Finished 7-1 in games decided by five points or less
•Won back-to-back games over Tennessee and Kentucky for the first time since 1966

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Kevin Stallings
Head Coach

•In 24 seasons as a player and coach, his teams have made 20 tournament appearances, including 13 NCAA berths and three Final Fours.
•Stallings has never had a losing season in 24 seasons as a player and coach.
•At ISU, he coached five Academic All-Americans, six academic all-district performers and graduated all 18 of the seniors who played under him. That trend has continued at Vanderbilt as all nine Commodore seniors who have played for him have graduated.
•He has posted 20-win seasons 18 times and has won eight conference championships.
•Stallings is the only coach in MVC history to win back-to-back regular season and conference tournament titles (1997 and 1998).

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Matt Carter
6-3 • 185 • Jr • Guard • Houston, Texas • St. John's HS

•Against Cal Poly, junior walk-on guard Matt Carter played 10 minutes and scored the first two points of his career
•Scored three points in three minutes versus American

•Saw action in six games, including two SEC contests

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Darius Coulibaly
7-1 • 247 • Sr • Center • Ivory Coast • Greensboro Day HS

•Moved to 9th in career blocks with 52
•Set seven season highs and tied one career high versus Houston in the NIT
•Led Vanderbilt to wins in three of his four starts
•His seven points and 21 minutes against Houston were the most since the 1998-99 season
•Led team in blocked shots two times

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Matt Freije
6-9 • 226 • So • Forward • Shawnee Mission, Kan. • Shawnee Mission West HS

•Overall, 12th in scoring (15.1) and seventh in FT percentage (.768) in the SEC
•In SEC games, 14th in scoring (13.6), T19th in rebounding (5.3) and sixth in FT percentage (.774)
•Earned first SEC Player of the Week award Jan. 21
•Led team with 15.1 points and 5.1 rebounds per game
•Against Auburn, set or tied career highs in points (29), three-point field goals (3), three-point attempts (5), free throws made (12), free-throw attempts (14) and minutes (35);His 29 points is the most for a Commodore since Dan Langhi scored 32 points March 1, 2000, against Georgia
•Three times missed a double-double by just one rebound
•His 39 career blocks leaves him nine short of the school’s top-10
•Only Commodore to start every game this season
•Led team in scoring a team-high 13 times, rebounding a team-high 14 times, assists two times, steals seven times and blocked shots eight times

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Jason Holwerda
6-5 • 200 • Fr • Guard/Forward • Chattanooga, Tenn. • Chattanooga Christian HS

•His 53.3 (40-75) field-goal percentage led the team, but his 75 attempts did not qualify him for the SEC rankings
•Matched career highs in six categories at South Carolina
•Got third start of career versus Auburn, setting a season high with 31 minutes and matching season highs in field goal attempts (4), free-throw attempts (2) and rebounds (4)
•Against Florida, set season highs with five assists and four steals and matched a then-season-best mark with 23 minutes played
•In his second career start against Morehead State, recorded season highs in points (9) and field goals made (4)
•Led team in assists six times, steals eight times and blocked shots two times

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Sam Howard
6-3 • 195 • Sr • Guard • Nashville, Tenn. • Goodpasture HS

•5th in career 3-point FG made with 234
•4th in career 3-point FG attempts with 643
•11th in single-season 3-point FG made with 78 (1999-00)
•Overall, eighth in three-point field goals made (2.16) and third in three-point field-goal percentage (.421) in the SEC
•In SEC games, sixth in three-point field-goal percentage (.406)
•With 20 points at Arkansas, became the 34th member of Vanderbilt’s 1,000-point club; His 20 points at Arkansas was the third-highest total for him this season
•For the second time in three games, he led VU in scoring with a game-high 14 points in only 15 minutes versus Houston; Houston was the sixth game this season in which he has made at least four three pointers
•23 of his last 33 field goals were three pointers
•Six treys at Arkansas was a season high and is one off career high
•His 22 points at Alabama ties the second-best mark of his career
•Scored a career-high 24 points in season opener versus Liberty
•Finished fourth on team with 9.7 points per game
•Made a three pointer in all but five games this season
•Led team in scoring six times, assists two times and steals four times

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Scott Hundley
6-5 • 217 • So • Guard • Georgetown, Ky. • Scott County HS

•Made 16 of his last 20 free throws
•Set season highs in back-to-back games against American and ETSU with four made field goals and six field goal attempts
•Had solid performance against Monmouth with season-high 10 points on 3-of-4 shooting and 2-of-2 from three-point range, while pulling down five boards
•Set or tied five career highs this season
•Led team in rebounding one time, assists three times and steals two times

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Russell Lakey
6-0 • 177 • So • Guard • Los Angeles, Calif. • Harvard-Westlake HS

•His 31 minutes at Louisiana Tech was a season high and his seven points was the second-highest total of the season
•Seven rebounds versus LSU in the SEC Tournament was a season high
•Second on team with a then-season-high five rebounds at Arkansas
•Set seven season highs at Tennessee, including points (9), field goals (2), three-point field goals (2) and minutes (28)
•Despite missing previous six games, made only attempt against LSU, a three pointer, that sealed the victory
•Recorded a career-high seven assists in just 20 minutes at Alabama

•Missed 13 games with an injured right foot
•Led team in rebounding one time, assists six times, steals four times and blocked shots one time

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Chuck Moore
6-3 • 184 • Sr • Guard • Plymouth Meeting, Pa. • Seton Hall/Whitemarsh HS

•Overall, 18th in scoring (12.7) in the SEC
•In SEC games, 17th in scoring (12.8)
•Second on the team with 12.7 points per game
•Eclipsed the 1,000-point mark against Mississippi State and finished with 1,073 career points
•His 21 points vs. LSU in the SEC Tournament was one off his VU career high and two off his overall career high; Scored 15 in first half alone
•His seven rebounds at Kentucky was one off his career high
•Had his free-throw streak snapped at 15 straight at Alabama, but still made 52 of his last 61 (.852)
•Second on team with a free-throw percentage of 81.3 (78-96)
•Five assists at home vs. Georgia tied a career high
•His seven rebounds against Auburn was just one off his career high
•Tied a season-high with three steals at Georgia
•Matched career high with eight rebounds against Morehead State
•His 22 points against Liberty was just one off career high
•Was 6-of-9 on three pointers against Connecticut, including hitting 6-of-8 in the second half. He made three-pointers on three consecutive and four of five Vanderbilt possessions in a 2:24 span in the second half
•Led team in scoring nine times, rebounding five times, assists nine times and steals 11 times

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Brendan Plavich
6-2 • 207 • So • Guard • Dalton, Ga. • Dalton HS

•7th in single-season three point field goals with 86 and one away from a tie for 4th place and four off a tie for third
•8th in single-season three-point field goal attempts with 195 attempts
•Overall, fifth in three-point field goals made (2.69) and first in three-point field-goal percentage (.441) in the SEC
•In SEC games, sixth in three-point field goals made (2.44) and second in three-point field-goal percentage (.443)
•First on team with a 44.1 (86-195) three-point field goal percentage
•Led team with 102 assists and 47 steals
•195 of his 234 (.833) field goal attempts and 86 of his 102 (.843) made field goals this season were from three-point range
•Got first start in five games vs. Houston, posting a career high six rebounds
•At Arkansas, his six assists tied a career high
•His six three pointers at home against Kentucky tied a career high and his 22 points against UK was the second-most in his career
•His six FTs made and attempted against LSU were both career highs
•Scored career-high 22 points and tied a career high with six three pointers and five rebounds vs. Georgia
•Made 22 of his last 23 free throws and was 32-of-37 (.865) for the season to lead the team
•Six made field goals vs. Florida, all three-pointers, set his career high for treys and tied his career-best for total field goals made
•At Tulane had career highs in FGs made (6), rebounds (5), assists (6), steals (4), field goals attempted (15) and three-point field goals attempted (11)
•Made at least one three pointer in all but two games this season
•Set or tied 13 career highs this season
•Led team in scoring seven times, rebounding two times, assists a team-high 17 times, steals a team-high 12 times and blocked shots one time

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David Przybyszewski
6-11 • 223 • Fr • Center • Torun, Poland

•His 90.9 FG percentage against Hampton was just 0.8 percent behind the school record set by Mike Rhodes Jan. 21, 1978 at Alabama when he made 11-of-12 attempts (91.7 percent).
•At Louisiana Tech, his eight points tied for the most in the final 16 games and his 25 minutes tied for the third most this season
•His 4-for-4 free-throw performance against Florida were career-highs for both makes and attempts and is his only perfect game from the charity stripe
•His 18 points at Georgia was the second-most points of his young career behind the 23 points he posted versus Hampton
•At Georgia, set or tied season highs in field goal attempts (14), three-point field goals made (4), three-point field goal attempts (8), free throws made (2) and blocks (2)
•Dished out a team-high five assists against ETSU
•Led team in scoring one time, rebounding four times, assists three times, steals four times and blocked shots seven times

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Martin Schnedlitz
6-10 • 235 • Fr • Forward/Center • Houston, Texas • Episcopal HS

•In his fourth appearance of the season at Florida, set career highs with five points, four field goal attempts, five free throws made, seven free throws attempted, 11 minutes and one rebound
•His eight minutes against Mississippi State was the second-most this season
•Scored just his second career field goal against Mississippi State
•Grabbed a career-high three rebounds and was perfect from the free-throw line (2-2) vs. South Carolina
•Got into second game of the season versus American, playing three minutes and scoring first two points of VU career

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Corey Smith
6-5 • 230 • Fr • Guard/Forward • Houston, Texas • Lamar HS

•Earned fourth straight start and ninth career at Louisiana Tech
•Five rebounds vs. LSU was the most in the past five games and ties for second-most in the past 18 games
•Played a career-high and team-high 31 minutes and dished out a career-high seven assists against Kentucky
•Seven rebounds vs. South Carolina was just one off career high
•Earned his second straight and third overall start at Florida and tied career high with nine points
•Got his second start vs. LSU and set career highs with 26 minutes, three assists and two steals
•Played a career-high 25 minutes against Tennessee and tied three other career highs against Tennessee
•Five rebounds vs. Tennessee was the most in the past nine games
•Earned his first career start at South Carolina
•Played double-figure minutes in 24-of-32 games
•Grabbed a season-high eight rebounds against ETSU
•Scored season-high nine points in first collegiate game against Liberty and tied that mark against Western Ky. and Tennessee
•Led team in rebounding two times, assists four times, steals four times and blocked shots one time

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Brian Thornton
6-8 • 235 • Fr • Forward • Louisville, Ky. • duPont Manual HS

•Named to the SEC All-Freshman Team, becoming just the sixth Commodore to earn SEC All-Freshman honors
•Against Kentucky, scored a career-high 17 points, played a career-high 29 minutes and missed second straight double-double by just one rebound
•Recorded his first career double-double with 11 rebounds and 10 points in just 20 minutes at Tennessee
•His eight made and 10 attempted FTs at home against Tennessee both were the second highest of his career (9-12 vs. Hampton)
•Tied a career high with three assists against LSU
•Battling illness, tied his career high with 28 minutes at Ole Miss
•Five made baskets vs. Georgia is second-most this season and his 12 points is the third-most
•Versus Auburn, recorded career highs in rebounds (14), field goal attempts (11) and minutes (27)
•Only Commodore to record a double-digit rebound game this season, grabbing 14 rebounds versus Auburn and 11 boards against Southeast Missouri State, Morehead State and at Tennessee
•Earned a start in his first collegiate game and has 16 starts for the season to lead the freshmen
•Recorded a then-season high in points (15) and season high in field goals made (7) and assists (3) against Centenary
•Was essential in securing Hampton win, making 9-of-12 free throws, including six straight between the 5:25 and 2:45 marks
•Against Western Kentucky, was perfect from the field (3-3) and the free-throw line (6-6), while grabbing five boards
•Led team in scoring one time, rebounding 11 times, assists four times, steals one time and blocked shots a team-high 12 times

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Vanderbilt Basketball Spirit Groups

During the Vanderbilt basketball season, Commodore fans are entertained by the Vanderbilt spirit groups, which include the cheerleaders, the dance teams, the Memorial Maniacs and the Mr. Commodore mascot.

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Vanderbilt Basketball Fans

When Vanderbilt Commodores play games at Memorial Gym, they enjoy support from some of the best fans in the world.


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