Vanderbilt 87 Valparaiso 78

Alex Gordon guards Jarryd Loyd (AP/Mark Humphrey)

NASHVILLE-- Freshman A.J. Ogilvy scored 21 points and pulled down 7 rebounds in leading Vanderbilt to an 87-78 win over Valparaiso. Vanderbilt jumped out to a 44-31 halftime lead and then held on to improve their record to 3-0.

Commodore good stat: First half 3-point shooting percentage, 80 percent (4 of 5).

Commodore bad stat: Second half 3-point shooting percentage, 33 percent (2 of 6).

Commodore ugly stat: Rebounds Valparaiso 45 Vanderbilt 37.

VandyMania Players of the Game: A.J. Ogilvy, 21 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks, 9 of 9 from the line.
Alex Gordon, 10 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists and 1 steal.

Quotable: A.J. Ogilvy, "I'm not demanding the ball. If there's a shot there, though, I'll take it. If there's an opportunity for someone else to make a shot, they can take it. If there's a layup, I'll take it."

Next up: Friday, November 23 at 9 p.m. CST vs. Utah State in the South Padre Island Shootout (South Padre Island, Texas)


Vanderbilt forward Andre Walker (24) takes a rebound from Valparaiso's Jake Diebler (33) and Urule Igbavboa (00) in the first half. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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