Basketball: Vanderbilt 89, Lafayette 58 -- Postgame Report

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.

VU LAF
Possessions 70.9 69.8
Points Per Possession 1.26 0.83
FG% 58.3% 42.6%
3FG% 50.0% 27.8%
FT% 66.7% 87.5%
Assist/Turnovers 1.40 0.53
Four Factors
eFG% 70.8% 47.2%
OReb% 25.9% 15.2%
TO% 21.2% 24.0%
FTRate 10.0% 14.8%

Periscope prediction: "Vanderbilt wins eFG%, FTRate, OReb%, and TO%." Result: 3/4.

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

*** Each game, AOG's army of statistics monkeys laboriously pore over the box score and play-by-play to calculate the mysterious plus/minus game statistics. These are those statistics. Please share your observations via the comments. Note: these are only the stats from the last five games. Click here to view the entire 2012 season.***

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Plus/Minus Adjusted Per 40 Minutes

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