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The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University

The Vanderbilt Hustler

The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University.
The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University

The Vanderbilt Hustler

The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University.

Vanderbilt Women’s Basketball heads to Rupp Arena to play Kentucky

The Commodores will look to continue their historic season this Thursday in Rupp Arena, home of the Kentucky Wildcats.
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Vince Lin
Justine Pissott drives towards the basket, as photographed on Jan. 7, 2023. (Hustler Multimedia/Vince Lin)

It’s no secret that the Women’s Basketball team has been completely dominating the court this season. Currently recorded at 15-1 (13-1, 2-0) in their conference, the Commodores look to continue their undefeated conference record after beating Florida this past Sunday 63-57 at home

In its meeting with the Gators, Vanderbilt had a 35.3% from the field, only slightly under Florida’s flat 39.0%. So, with Vanderbilt’s 30.8% 3-point percentage (nearly double Florida’s 3-point percentage), and nearly matching Florida’s free throw percentage at 76.7%, the Commodores were able to come out victorious despite more than a dozen lead changes. Throughout the entirety of the game, neither team ever led by more than 9 points, with Vanderbilt forcing 24 turnovers total. Jordyn Cambridge led the Commodores with 24 points and 8 rebounds with Iyana Moore following behind with 20 points and 3 rebounds. 

In Kentucky’s most recent game against Tennessee, Eniya Russell led the Wildcats with 16 points along with 14 from Ajae Petty, but it was clearly not enough to beat the Lady Volunteers this past Sunday. Kentucky’s record breaks even at 8-8, going a notable 8-2 at home this season. 

Vanderbilt averages 57.1 points allowed per game, where the Kentucky team is 8-4 when their score totals at 57 points. Inversely, as the Commodores average 72.2 points per game, they are found undefeated on the year when scoring 70+ points. 

With this SEC clash coming up shortly, Cambridge is undoubtedly the Vanderbilt player to watch. Averaging at 14.9 points per game, 4.4 assists per game and 4.3 steals, she leads the team with 544 minutes played. Sacha Washington has also found success, averaging 13.8 points per game and a team-leading 8.1 rebounds, with 462 minutes played. 

The Commodores will look to stay hot and win their ninth consecutive game on Thursday. 

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Megan Curtis
Megan Curtis, Staff Writer
Megan Curtis (‘27) is from Queens, N.Y., and is majoring in biomedical engineering and minoring in digital fabrication in the School of Engineering. When not writing for The Hustler, you can find her watching the New York Yankees and training at the gym. You can reach her at [email protected].
Vince Lin
Vince Lin, Deputy Videography Editor
Vince Lin (‘27) is from Zanesville, Ohio, and is majoring in computer science. Vince also serves as a graphics and photography staffer. Outside of school, you can find him at the gym, rowing, lifting weights, playing games with friends or sleeping. You can reach him at [email protected].
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