#8/7 Arkansas Lady 'Backs (16-2, 3-0)
#18/#17 Vanderbilt Commodores (11-5, 1-2)
Thursday Jan 23
7 pm CT
Memorial Gym

Projected Starters
Vanderbilt 11-5, 1-2
No Pos Name   Ht Yr Pts Reb
42 F Jenni Benningfield 6-3 Jr 15.4 8.3
12 G Tia Battle 6-0 So 6.5 2.5
21 C Chantelle Anderson 6-6 Sr 17.8 5.5
24 G Hillary Hager 5-11 Jr 8.8 4.8
11 PG Erica Grimaldi 5-5 Fr 2.1 0.4

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Vanderbilt/Arkansas Series
Vanderbilt Leads the Series: 8-4
H: 4-1, A: 3-3, N: 1-0

• The Commodores are 4-1 vs. Arkansas in Memorial
• Vanderbilt won the last meeting, an 81-78 decision
in the semifinals of the SEC Tournament last season
in the Gaylord Entertainment Center.
• VU owns an overall record of 84-133 vs. ranked
teams, including a 44-40 record in Memorial Gym.
Against higher ranked teams, VU is 43-108.


Arkansas is the final opponent in the longest homestand of the season - three games. Vanderbilt hosted
South Carolina last Thursday, Kentucky on Sunday and Arkansas tonight.
The last time the Commodores started SEC play with an 0-2 record was during the 1988-89 season (Phil
Lee) when Vanderbilt went 0-4 before winning its last five consecutive league games. VU ended the season
with a 21-8 overall mark and 5-4 league record. The Commodores lost in first round action in the SEC
Tournament to LSU (73-79) and lost to St. Joseph in first round action of the NCAA Tournament (68-82).
The Commodores are now 1-2 in SEC action.
Ashley McElhiney set the Vanderbilt school record with 17 assists at Louisville (Jan. 2, 2003). On Dec.
22, 2002, she set the VU career assists record against UT-Martinwith a then career-high 13 assists.. She
surpassed Ginger Jared who totaled 516 (1993-96, 3.9 pga, 132 games)
The Commodores completed a 5-game- in-10-day stretch (three on the road) with a win at Duquesne on
Jan. 6. VU played at TCU on Dec. 29; hosted Charlotte on Dec. 31; played at Louisville on Jan. 2; and
hosted Holy Cross on Jan. 4. VU was 3-2 on the stretch.
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 first 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. Vanderbilt shot 36.1 percent (22-61) in a 75-49 loss at Georgia.
Junior forward Jenni Benningfield has led the Commodores in scoring and rebounding in seven games -
she totals six double-double performances. She scored a career-high 24 points vs. Kentucky.


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