Vanderbilt at TCU
7 pm
December 28, 2002
Fort Worth, Tex.
Projected Starters
Vanderbilt 7-1, 0-0
No Pos Name   Ht Yr Pts Reb
42 F Jenni Benningfield 6-3 Jr 16.0 8.6
12 F Tia Battle 6-0 So 8.6 3.1
21 C Chantelle Anderson 6-6 Sr 17.0 6.0
24 G Hillary Hager 5-11 Jr 8.8 5.5
22 G Ashley McElhiney 5-6 Sr 11.3 3.1
TCU 4-5
24 F Niki Newton 6-0 So 4.1 2.9
45 F Tracy Wynn 6-3 Jr 4.4 2.8
50 C Sondora Irvin 6-4 So 11.5 5.3
3 G Candace Baldwin 5-9 Sr 8.0 2.8
35 G Tricia Payne 5-11 Sr 6.6 1.8

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Senior point guard Ashley McElhiney recorded a career-high 13 assists and set the Vanderbilt Career Assists Record at UT-Martin. She surpassed Ginger Jared who totaled 516 (1993-96, 3.9 pga, 132 games).
The Commodores have held six of their eight opponents to under 37 percent shooting from the field.
VU has outscored its opponents 339-187 in the opening half, including a 162-64 margin in the last three games (56-13 vs. UW-Milwaukee; 46-20 vs. Austin Peay; 60-31 at UT-Martin)
Junior forward Jenni Benningfield has led the Commodores in scoring and rebounding in four games - she totals three double-double performances.
Senior center Chantelle Anderson has been named as a nominee for the inagural Creamland Dairies Womenís Collegiate Basketball Student-Athlete of the year award announced by the Albuquerque Convention and Visitors Bureau. The award honors college seniors for their athletic and academic achievements as well as community involvement. Anderson recorded a season-high 27 points at UT-Martin.
Vanderbiltís New Yearís Eve game with UNC-Charlotte is a 3 pm tipoff

The Commodores host Holy Cross January 4 (Saturday) at noon in the annual Fan Appreciation Game. Tickets are $1. A life-size growth chart poster of Chantelle Anderson (6-6) will be given to the first 2000 fans (check out the poster on VUís website at vucommodores.com). An autograph session follows the game in the North lobby. Tickets can be purchased by calling 322-GOLD or online at vucommodores.com

Fans who bring their Holy Cross ticket stub to the Vanderbilt Athletic Department Ticket Office can receive one FREE ticket to the Commodore's Southeastern Conference home opener vs. South Carolina on January 16 based on availability. These tickets must be redeemed at the McGugin Center Ticket Office from January 6 - 15 from 8:30 am - 5 pm.

The Commodores outscored Milwaukee 56-13 in the first half to set a school record for highest scoring margin in the first half - 43 points. The Commodore defense held UWM to just 13.6 percent shooting in the first half (3-22). VU was 17-29 (58.6) from the field, including a 9-13 performance from 3-point range. Sophomore Abi Ramsey totaled five of those 13 3-pointers.

Ashley McElhiney played in the entire Boston University and Purdue games and now totals 25 40-minute games in her career. She is now tied with Wendy Scholtens (1988-91) for second place with 25 career 40- minute games. Donna Atkinson (1983-86) is the career leader with 34.

Junior forward Jenni Benningfield has led the Commodores in points and rebounds in four games this season (Boston, Syracuse, Purdue and Austin Peay). She totals seven double-double games, including three this season (Boston-16 points and 13 rebounds; Austin Peay-20 points, 10 rebounds; UT-Martin-16 points and 11 rebounds). She totaled four double-doubles her freshman season and none last season. She led all scorers at Syracuse with 19 points and numbered eight rebounds. She numbered 15 points (13 in the second half) and nine rebounds vs. #6 Purdue. Jenni totaled a season-high 20 points vs. Austin Peay and numbered a season-high five assists at UT-Martin where she led all rebounders with 11 boards.

She also picked up where she left off last season in drawing offensive fouls. She took three offensive charges vs. Boston, one at Syracuse, one vs. Youngstown State, two vs. Purdue and one vs. Austin Peay.

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