Postgame: Vanderbilt 95, Florida 87

Congratulations to the players. They took a hell of a shot from Florida's backcourt today and were able to defend the home court. Considering that Florida was struggling from 3 on the season entering the game, you knew they were due for a correction.

Looking at some quick stats:

VU UF
Possessions 68 69
Points Per Possession 1.40 1.26
FG% 52.5% 51.8%
3FG% 33.3% 48.1%
FT% 78.8% 76.2%
Assist/Turnovers 2.43 1.29
eFG% 58.5% 63.4%
OReb% 43.8% 37.9%
TO% 10.3% 20.7%
FTRate 55.9% 37.5%

 

There were two stats that really jumped off the page:

Obviously, Florida was extremely effective from outside today. Florida had been shooting 29.3% from 3 on the season. For the game, they shot 48.1% from 3. This is probably a silver-lining for Gator fans, but it could be a sign that whatever slump Florida has been in might be over.

Vandy's turnover percentage for the season had been close to 20%. Against Florida, Vandy's turnover rate was 10.3%. The team had only 7 turnovers, which is a huge departure from their performances to date. If you're going to survive a three point barrage, you had better take care of the ball. Fortunately, Vandy did today.

Of the four factors, Florida only led effective FG rate (though Vandy's number in this category was quite strong). Vandy handily won the other three (OReb, TO, FTR).

Relevant Links: Game Page /// TSN Recap /// Box Score /// Official Vanderbilt Recap

Alligator Army Coverage

Plus/Minus

 

Plus/Minus Adjusted Per 40 Minutes

 

Andre Walker (8pts, 10rebs, 7asts, 3stls) had an incredible game for Vandy, and it shows in the unadjusted plus/minus. A.J. Ogilvy ended up being the more effective player when you adjust for the amount of minutes everyone played. Another glue award for Andre. If you hadn't figured it out by now, Vandy really missed what Andre brings to the table last season.

Game Stories

Vanderbilt downs Florida in SEC opener, 95-87 | The Tennessean

Vanderbilt cranks up its offense | The Tennessean

Commodores may finish high in East | The Tennessean

Ogilvy's bite allows VU to savor rare win over Gators | Nashville City Paper

Vanderbilt outruns Florida, 95-87 | VandyMania.com (Scout)

Vanderbilt chomps Gators in SEC opener | InsideVandy

Vanderbilt bites Gators on Saturday | VandySports.com (Rivals - Premium)

Recap: Vanderbilt 95, Florida 87 | Dore Posts

Thoughts on the Florida Win | Vanderbilt Sports Line

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