The Vanderbilt Commodores blistered the nets to the tune of 15 made three pointers in dispatching the Lafayette Leopards 89 to 58. Despite the memorable eight-and-a-half minute scoreless stretch in the first half, the Commodores still finished the game at close to 60% from the field and 50% from three point range (15 of 30 -- Good Lord). The Commodores finished with an effective field goal percentage of 70.8%, easily the best mark since a two-game stretch in the 2009-2010 season where the Dores beatTennessee St. 84-71 (73.6% eFG) and throttled Mercer 99-59 (70.7% eFG).
The defensive game plan was for the Commodores to limit the Lafayette chances from beyond the arc. They did a good job, for the most part, holding the Leopards to 28% from long range. Lafayette on the season scores 41% of their points from long range. Tonight that was limited to less than half of that -- 19%.
The Commodores now head into an eight day holiday lay-off before going on the road to face a tough and talented Marquette squad. With any luck, the break just might help the Commodores get a little bit more healthy, especially at Center.
|Points Per Possession||1.26||0.83|
Periscope prediction: "Vanderbilt wins eFG%, FTRate, OReb%, and TO%." Result: 3/4.
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Plus/Minus Adjusted Per 40 Minutes