The Vanderbilt Commodores were unbelievably hot from the field on Tuesday night.
Like, NBA Jam “HE’S ON FIRE” hot. The Commodores broke the school single-game record with 19 three-pointers and shot 58 percent from the floor, easily dispatching the High Point Panthers by a score of 90 to 63.
Granted, for much of the first half the game was fairly close. High Point went into the half down just 50-42 after shooting 8-of-9 on threes themselves in the first half. But the Panthers cooled off considerably in the second half, while Vanderbilt stayed hot all night. The result was a fairly comfortable victory.
Three different players — Jeff Roberson, Matthew Fisher-Davis, and Riley LaChance — hit 4 three-pointers each; Fisher-Davis led the team with 19 points, and LaChance had 7 assists. Payton Willis made three three-pointers, Nolan Cressler made two, and Clevon Brown and Joe Toye made one each — and Toye made the final three of the night to set the record.
Vanderbilt improves to 5-4 on the season. The Commodores are back in action on Thursday night, heading to Middle Tennessee for their first true road game of the season at the Murphy Center (if you want to call the trip 30 miles down I-24 a “road game.”) Tip-off will be at 6:30 PM CT.