Monday, March 10, 2008

Regular season odds and ends

Vanderbilt finishes the regular season with a 25-6 overall record, a perfect 19-0 at Memorial Gym, 6-6 at road or neutral sites. In the SEC, Vanderbilt went 8-0 at home and 2-6 on the road, finishing 10-6 in the conference for a second straight season. The 25 total wins tied the most in a regular season in school history. Vanderbilt's 16-0 start was the best in school history.
  1. The victory over then-No. 1 Tennessee on Feb. 26 was Vanderbilt's only win over a ranked opponent this season.
  2. Vanderbilt went 21-0 when it scored at least 74 points, 4-6 when it scored less than 74.
  3. The Commodores were 0-3 in games when they scored exactly 73 points, dropping those to Kentucky, Arkansas and Alabama.
  4. Vanderbilt finishes as the second-highest scoring team with 80.4 points per game and the best 3-point shooting team in the SEC.
  5. The Commodores were the worst in the conference in scoring defense, allowing 73.9 points per game.
  6. In January and March, Vanderbilt went 5-6. In February, Vanderbilt went 7-0.
  7. Vanderbilt has beaten every team in the SEC at least once over the past two seasons except Arkansas.
  8. Shan Foster finished as the SEC scoring champion with 20.6 points per game and a league-leading 125 3-pointers.
  9. In Vanderbilt's 10 conference wins, Foster averaged 22.3 points per game. In Vanderbilt's six conference losses, he averaged 16.3.
  10. A.J. Ogilvy finished fourth in the conference in free throw shooting percentage and field goal shooting percentage, and ninth in the conference in scoring.
  11. Alex Gordon hit 30 three-pointers in 67 tries in the 10 conference wins for a 44.7 percent shooting clip from beyond the arc. In six losses, he was eight for 33, shooting 24.2 percent.
  12. Jermaine Beal had 75 assists against just 23 turnovers in 16 SEC games, a better than 3:1 assists-to-turnovers ratio. After turning the ball over seven times in the season opener against Austin Peay, Beal never turned it over more than four times again. He led the SEC in overall assist-to-turnover ratio with 2.86:1.

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