Vanderbilt-Lipscomb Notes

The Vanderbilt Commodores hope to get their win record above .500 tonight when they host Lipscomb. Inside are starting lineups, statistical comparisons and notes.

Vanderbilt vs. Lipscomb

SiteMemorial Gym (14,168)
Nashville, Tenn.
Date/TimeDEC. 7, 2006 • 8 P.M. CT
TelevisionCSS
Radio104.5 FM
General School/ Team Information
.VanderbiltLipscomb
Head CoachKevin StallingsScott Sanderson
ConferenceSEC EastAtlantic Sun
Record3-36-2
Series RecordVU leads, 19-4
Projected Starters
Vanderbilt

3 - Alex Gordon, G, 5-11, 164, Jr. (8.8 ppg, 3.0 apg)
32 - Shan Foster, G/F, 6-6, 200, Jr. (16.3 ppg, 4.8 rpg)
4 - Derrick Byars, G/F, 6-7, 230, Sr.-Tr. (15.2 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 2.8 apg)
20 - Dan Cage, G, 6-5, 215, Sr. (10.0 ppg, 2.0 apg)
41 - Ross Neltner, F, 6-9, 247, Jr.-Tr. (13.3 ppg, 6.0 rpg)

Lipscomb

1 - Trey Williams, G, 6-2, 190, Sr. (18.4 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 3.8 apg)
42 - Michael Lusk, G, 6-3, 180, So. (3.6 ppg, 2.4 rpg)
5 - Brian Fisk, G, 6-2, 205, Sr. (13.3 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 2.4 apg)
14 - Eddie Ard, G/F, 6-5, 215, Jr. (14.0 ppg, 6.5 rpg)
40 - Thomas Pfaff, F, 6-8, 210, So. (5.9 ppg, 4.8 rpg)

Stats Comparison
.Vanderbilt Lipscomb
Scoring Offense82.269.6
Scoring Defense78.265.5
Scoring Margin+4.0+4.1
FG%.469.396
FG% Defense.481.432
3FG%.354.329
3FG% Defense.348.379
Free Throw %.718.734
Rebounding33.734.4
Assists17.312.6
Turnovers12.713.3
Opponent Turnovers16.316.8
Steals7.27.8
Blocks2.52.6

Scouting Lipscomb: Lipscomb enters Thursday's contest with a 6-2 overall mark and a 2-0 conference record in the Atlantic Sun. The Bisons -- winners of four in a row -- have not played since a 68-54 home victory over North Florida on Saturday.

Senior guard Trey Williams leads all Bison scorers with 18.4 points per game. He is shooting 53.3 percent from the field (48-of-90) and 49.3 percent from 3-point range (33-of-67). He also is averaging a team-best 3.8 assists. Preseason Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Year Eddie Ard ranks second on the squad with 14.0 points per game. The 6-5 junior swingman leads the Bisons in rebounding with 6.5 per contest.

Ard and senior guard Brian Fisk each were chosen Preseason First Team All-Atlantic Sun. Fisk is the Bisons third-leading scorer with 13.3 points per game.

Lipscomb was picked to finish second to Belmont in the A-Sun in separate preseason polls of the league's coaches and media.


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