Vanderbilt Loses Big Against VCU


Vanderbilt is one of the formidable forces in college basketball. They have a rich heritage and history of their players. Some of the biggest names of basketball started their journey from this team. However, their recent outing does not seem to be a happy memory. The team failed miserably and lost to VCU 48-37. This was one of the most pathetic displays by the team in recent times. The game started on a high note. Both the teams looked eager to press for the victory. However, as time passed, the VCU slowly gained the upper hand. 

The Vanderbilt side looked out of the plan and panicked. One of the main areas of concern for the team was the offense. Their offense was in absolute tatters. The team did a decent job defensively. They managed to restrict their opposition to a mere forty-eight points. But the team did not receive a hint of support from their attackers. Let us take a detailed look at the match summary below. 

Vanderbilt Fails To Capitalize On Good Defensive Work

It was a contrasting performance from the Vanderbilt defense and offense. Their defense played superbly and tied down the scoring to 48. The VCU is known to be a great team offensively. Their attacking prowess is known to be deadly. To restrict such a force cheaply is a remarkable job. Generally, any team would fancy their chances to win under such scenarios. However, it was not to be. 

The attack for Vanderbilt failed miserably. Scotty Pipen Jr. was not allowed to free himself. This made a huge impact on the game. Their coach, Jerry Stackhouse emphasized working harder on their attack. Commodores had a 23% shot from the field. To make things worse, they had only 8% shots from the range of three points.