Men's Hoops: Vandy vs USC Notes

SETTING THE SCENE Tipoff: 4:00 p.m. (CST) Location : Memorial Gymnasium (14,168) Series: Vanderbilt leads, 15-14 At Columbia: South Carolina leads, 8-5 In Nashville: Vanderbilt leads, 10-6 Last Game: VU, 60-51 (1/19/02)

South Carolina Information

Coach : Dave Odom (Guilford, 1965)

USC Record : 14-10 (1 Year)

Overall Record: 292-184 (16 Years)

Record vs. Vanderbilt: 2-3

Vanderbilt Information

Coach : Kevin Stallings (Purdue, 1982)

Vanderbilt Record : 48-36 (3 Years)

Overall Record: 171-99 (9 Years)

Record vs. South Carolina: 2-3

VA N D E R B I LT VS SOUTH CAROLINA

(SERIES TIED, 14-14)

1926-27: 25-31 W at Atlanta*

1932-33: 29-31 W at Nashville

1959-60: 73-85 W at Nashville

1963-64: 78-106 W at Nashville

1982-83: 85-71 L at Columbia

1983-84: 63-69 W at Nashville

1986-87: 96-91 L at N.O. (2OT)#

1991-92: 75-79 W at Nashville

77-68 L at Columbia

1992-93: 72-76 W at Nashville

73-77 W at Columbia

1993-94: 83-97 W at Nashville

91-96 W at Columbia

1994-95: 76-74 L at Nashville

83-91 W at Columbia (OT)

1995-96: 87-83 L at Columbia (OT)

97-107 W at Nashville

80-70 L at Columbia+

1996-97: 65-64 L at Nashville

74-53 L at Columbia

1997-98: 71-70 L at Columbia

65-61 L at Nashville

1998-99: 66-77 W at Nashville

69-57 L at Columbia

1999-00: 60-61 W at Columbia

77-72 L at Nashville

2000-01: 57-49 L at Columbia

70-65 L at Nashville

2001-02: 51-60 W at Columbia

 

 

COMPARING TEAM STATISTICS

SOUTH CAROLINA                      CATEGORY                                 VANDERBILT

69.2 ..............................TOTAL POINTS (Avg.).............................................74.8

62.0 ........................OPPONENT TOTAL POINTS (Avg.)................................73.7

+7.2 .................................SCORING MARGIN..............................................+1.1

.429.........................FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE ..........................................463

.457...................OPPONENT FIELD GOALPERCENTAGE...............................457

.354 ...................3-POINT FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE .................................384

.308.............OPPONENT 3-POINT FIELD GOALPERCENTAGE ......................320

.664 ............................FREE THROW PERCENTAGE....................................736

.688.....................OPPONENT FREE THROW PERCENTAGE ........................705

32.5........................................REBOUNDS (Avg.) .........................................31.8

34.2 .............................OPPONENT REBOUNDS (Avg.).................................33.9

-1.7 .......................................REBOUND MARGIN .......................................-2.1

15.7 ..........................................ASSISTS (Avg.)...........................................16.2

13.1...................................OPPONENTASSISTS (Avg.) ................................13.0

14.3 .......................................TURNOVERS (Avg.).......................................16.0

19.3.....................................OPPONENT TURNOVERS (Avg.) .......................15.8

+5.0.......................................TURNOVER MARGIN ....................................+0.2

2.8 ...........................................BLOCKED SHOTS (Avg.)..............................1.7

2.3.................................OPPONENT BLOCKED SHOTS (Avg.) ......................3.7

10.3 ...........................................STEALS (Avg.)...........................................6.8

7.1 ........................................OPPONENT STEALS (Avg.).............................8.7

 

Last Meeting

VA N D E R B I LT 60, SOUTH CAROLINA 51

Jan. 19, 2002 Columbia, S.C.

Frank McGuire Arena (10,162)

Vanderbilt began the halves with runs of 19-3 and 15-0, never trailed, and withstood a late South Carolina rally as the Commodores downed the Gamecocks, 60-51, before 10,162 fans at the Frank McGuire Arena .

The Gamecocks, struggling on offense in SEC action thus far, went six and one-half minutes without a point to open the game and fell behind 19-3 after a David Przybyszewski jumper with 8:23 to go.

USC had 10 turnovers in that opening stretch, but finally caught fire and went on a 14-2 run of its own, pulling to within 21-17 after a Rolando Howell three-point play with 1:58 to go. A layup just before the first-half horn made it 23-19 Vanderbilt at intermission .

But the second half started like the first for USC, with Vanderbilt scoring the first 15 points and opening up a 38-19 lead after a back-to-back Brian Thornton layups, the last at the15:29 mark.

Carolina gradually made its way back and down 14, went on an 11-2 run to pull within five at 50-45 after an Aaron Lucas layup with 3:21 left. But the Commodores scored the next six points and the Gamecocks could come no closer than nine points down the stretch in falling for the third time in four SEC contests , despite holding its league opponents to 60 points a game.

USC did not lead in a game for the first time and lost with a season-worst assist-to-turnover ratio of nine assists and 18 turnovers. Lucas tied a season high with 20 points.


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