Vandy women host Ole Miss

The Vanderbilt women host Ole Miss today at Memorial Gym (2 p.m. tipoff). Vanderbilt hopes to get back on the winning track in the SEC. In a special promotion titled "Jam the Gym", all tickets are just $1.

Projected Vanderbilt Starters

#
PLAYER
POS.
YR.
HT.
PPG
RPG/APG
FG%
FT%
MIN
50
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F
Jr.
6-3
11.1
6.1
.493
.860
24.1
32
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C
So.
6-4
13.7
4.5
.676
.537
22.4
04
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G
Fr.
5-9
3.4
2.8
.258
.722
19.8
10
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G
Jr.
5-7
7.5
7.0a
.352
.814
30.8
33
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G
Jr.
5-10
13.5
3.4
.457
.810
34.6
Vanderbilt player photos by Whitney D.
 
 
 

Projected Mississippi Starters

#
PLAYER
POS.
YR.
HT.
PPG
RPG/APG
FG%
FT%
MIN
3
G
Jr.
5-6
9.1
2.5
.365
.721
25.6
10
F
So.
6-1
8.1
4.3
.300
.357
17.0
22
G
So.
5-9
4.6
1.7
.337
.545
15.3
24
G
Jr.
5-9
17.3
11.4
.475
.616
33.8
40
F
So.
6-1
6.9
3.2
.451
.610
18.4
 
 
 

Vanderbilt-Ole Miss Statistical Comparison

Category Vanderbilt Ole Miss
Scoring Offense 71.9 71.6
Scoring Defense 57.5 64.1
Scoring Margin +14.4 +7.4
Free Throw % .770 .629
Field Goal % .493 .380
Field Goal % Defense .374 .405
3-Point Field Goal % .392 .267
3-Point FG % Defense .291 .281
Rebounding 34.9 44.7
Rebounding Defense 32.1 40.3
Rebounding Margin +2.8 +4.4
Blocked Shots 2.63 2.5
Assists 18.32 10.3
Steals 8.47 12.2
Turnover Margin +1.26 +5.9
Assist/Turnover Ratio 1.03 0.7
Offensive Rebounds 10.63 20.20
Defensive Rebounds 24.26 24.44
3-Point FG Made 6.21 4.3
 
 
Game Notes

Ole Miss and Vanderbilt are both entering Sunday's game with just two wins in conference play. Ole Miss knocked off Auburn and Mississippi State, while Vanderbilt has beaten Mississippi State and Ole Miss is led on the season by junior guard Armintie Price with 17.3 points and 11.4 rebounds per game. Price exploded versus Mississippi State putting a rare 22-point, 20-rebound performance. She also added seven assists in the win for Ole Miss. After opening the season with three-straight games in double figures, sophomore forward Danetra Forrest has collected four double-figure outings to open conference play. Forrest notched career highs in both points (19) and rebounds (14) against Florida last week. Forrest controlled 11 offensive rebounds versus the Gators.

Sophomore guard Tasi Worsham got her fourth career start versus MSU on Thursday. Against Kentucky in her previous outing, she scored a career high 14 points in a career-best 32 minutes. Worsham also added two rebounds, two assists and two steals. Sophomore forward Carla Bartee has been Ole Miss' top player off the bench with 8.1 points and 4.3 rebounds per outing, although she has started three games on the season. Bartee led Ole Miss in scoring against Florida with 20 points. She made 4-of-6 from beyond the arc against the Gators.

Under the direction of third-year head coach Carol Ross, the Lady Rebels are 48-32. Ross, who played at Ole Miss from 1979-82, earned SEC Co-Coach of the Year honors in 2004 after guiding Ole Miss back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in eight seasons. Ross' Lady Rebels returned to the NCAA Tournament in 2004-05, falling to George Washington in the first round of play.

Vanderbilt enters Sunday's game with a 13-6 overall mark and an 2-6 mark in conference action. The Commodores have taken out Mississippi State and South Carolina in their league wins. Junior Caroline Williams leads the ‘Dores in scoring with 13.4 points per game. Williams has connected on 63-of-138 from beyond the arc. Sophomore Liz Sherwood adds 13.1 points and 4.4 rebounds per game, while junior Carla Thomas pours in 10.9 points and team-leading 6.1 caroms per contest. Junior Dee Davis is one of the top point guards in the NCAA and dishes out 7.1 assists to go along with 8.1 points per game.

Commodore head coach Melanie Balcomb is 85-32 in her fourth season at VU. Her overall coaching mark is 248-136 in 13 seasons.

Source: Ole Miss Media Relations.


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