Vanderbilt Leads the Series: 24-10
H: 13-1, A: 7-7, N: 4-2
The series is tied at 7-7 in games played in
VU is 1-3 in Humphrey Coliseum since the 1995-96
In their last trip to Starkville (Feb. 8, 2001),
Chantelle Anderson scored 41 of VUs 62 points
in a 71-62 Commodore loss. Ashley McElhiney did not
play in that game due to a stress fracture in her foot.
COMMODORE GOLD NUGGETS
State is the Commodores first SEC opponent for
the third time ever. The series is tied at 1-1 with
each team winning on its home court. VU lost in the
last SEC opener matchup in Starkville, 71-62, on Dec.
8, 1999. Ashley McElhiney did not play in that contest
due to a stress fracture in her foot - Chantelle Anderson
scored 41 of VUs 62 points
The game is a matchup of two of the SECs top players
- VUs Chantelle Anderson and MSUs LaToya
Thomas. Anderson beat out Thomas for the SEC Preseason
Player of the Year prior to the season. Both are All-Americans
and both earned ESPN the Magazine Awards last March.
Anderson was named Center of the Year, while Thomas
earned Power Forward of the Year.