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Vanderbilt at Louisville
6 pm
January 2, 2003
Louisville, Ky.
Radio:560-AM
Projected Starters
Vanderbilt 8-2, 0-0
No Pos Name   Ht Yr Pts Reb
42 F Jenni Benningfield 6-3 Jr 14.6 8.6
12 F Tia Battle 6-0 So 7.5 2.6
21 C Chantelle Anderson 6-6 Sr 17.0 6.2
24 G Hillary Hager 5-11 Jr 8.6 4.3
22 G Ashley McElhiney 5-6 Sr 10.8 3.4
Louisville 6-4
23 F Connie Neal 5-11 Fr 7.3 2.5
34 F Amanda Wolke 6-1 Sr 12.5 5.4
44 C Lori Nero 6-2 Sr 19.0 9.4
14 G Sara Nord 5-4 Jr 13.1 4.1
21 G Angel Bradley 5-8 So 9.1 4.9

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PLAYERS AND NUMBERS TO WATCH
Louisville is Vanderbilt’s third consecutive Conference USA opponent. The Commodores lost to TCU and defeated UNC-Charlotte
VU’s 70-53 loss at TCU was the first loss to an unranked team since Arkansas defeated VU 67-57 Jan. 31, 2002 in Fayetteville, Ark. It was the fist loss to an unranked non-conference team since Nov. 19, 2000, when VU fell at Xavier, 64-60, when Melanie Balcomb was the Muskateer’s head coach.
The Commodores shot 38.8 percent at TCU which is the lowest field goal percentage by a Commodore team since Feb. 27, 2000, when Vanderbilt shot 36.1 percent (22-61) in a 75-49 loss at Georgia.
VU has outscored its opponents 384-235 in the opening half, including a 207-112 margin in the last four
games (56-13 vs. UW-Milwaukee; 46-20 vs. Austin Peay; 60-31 at UT-Martin; 24-14 vs. Charlotte)
Junior forward Jenni Benningfield has led the Commodores in scoring and rebounding in four games - she totals four double-double performances.
Senior center Chantelle Anderson has been named as a nominee for the inagural Creamland Dairies Women’s 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.
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).

FAN APPRECIATION GAME - JANUARY 4 VS. HOLY CROSS Noon 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 VUs 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.

COMMODORES SET FIRST HALF SCORING MARGIN RECORD
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.

COMMODORES ALMOST SET ANOTHER FIRST HALF RECORD
The Commodores scored 60 points in the first half at Tennessee-Martin (60-31). That was the most points in the first half since Jan. 14, 1993, when the Commodores totaled 61 points vs. Oral Roberts

 

 









 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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