Dores Head South to Cancun

The Vanderbilt Commodores (3-1) travel south of the border for a game with the Drake Bulldogs tonight in Cancun, Mexico. Here's lineups and broadcast information.

Tipoff: November 29, 2008; 7:30 p.m. CST
Venue: Moon Palace, Cancun, Mexico
TV: CBS College Sports
Radio 104.5 The Zone


Record: 3-1
Last game: Central Arkansas, W 83-62
Head Coach: Kevin Stallings, (10th year, 173-117)
Conference: SEC East

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl. PPG RPG A/B/S
0 Jermaine Beal G 6'3 205 Jr. 10.0 4.0 3.8a
1 Brad Tinsley G 6'3 210 Fr. 11.0 2.3 1.0a
3 Festus Ezeli C 6'11 255 R-Fr. 6.0 3.5 1.0b
4 A.J. Ogilvy C 6'11 250 So. 13.5 7.0 2.3b
44 Jeffery Taylor G 6'7 210 Fr. 14.0 7.0 2.0a


Record: 2-1
Last game: South Dakota State, W 75-65
Head Coach: Mark Phelps, (1st year, 2-1)
Conference: Missouri Valley

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl. PPG RPG A/B/S
3 Craig Stanley G 5'11 190 Jr. 6.3 0.3 3.7a
4 Brent Heemskerk F 6'8 225 Sr. 13.0 2.0 2.7a
20 Josh Young G 6'1 170 Jr. 22.3 3.7 1.3a
31 Jonathan Cox F 6'8 225 Sr. 10.7 6.7 2.0b
44 Adam Templeton G/F 6'5 225 Jr. 6.7 3.7 0.7a

Scouting Drake: The Bulldogs have two starters returning from a team that finished the 2007-08 season with a 28-5 racord and NCAA appearance. Drake enters the game with a 2-1 record under first year coach Mark Phelps. The Bulldogs' two wins came over Morehead State and South Dakota State, and their only loss came in the season opener against Butler. Josh Young leads all Bulldog scorers with 22.3 points per game. Jonathan Cox also averages double digits with 10.7 points per contest.

Next up for Vanderbilt: If Vanderbilt defeats Drake they will play the winner of tonights Virginia Commonwealth-New Mexico game on Nov. 30th.  If the 'Dores lose they'll play the loser of that game on No. 30th. Those games are at 7:15/9:30 p.m.

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