NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The opposition may have not been the most noteworthy, but school records do not fall every day.
In a 90-63 victory over visiting High Point (4-5), the Vanderbilt Commodores (5-4) shot 19 of 32 from deep to make the most 3-pointers in program history. The previous record of 18 was set in 2005 in an 83-63 road win against Tennessee.
”I thought it was a tremendous shooting display by both teams and I don’t know if that’s because both teams were just really, really good shooters or there were a lot of breakdowns on the defensive end tonight,” Commodores coach Bryce Drew said in his post-game press conference. ”I think a lot of credit tonight with them making shots was the unselfishness. We had 23 assists on 29 field goals.”
Guard Matthew Fisher-Davis contributed four of those 3-point shots to finish with a stat line of 19 points, three rebounds and three assists.
High Point was just as deadly from three, making 12 of 15 from deep.
”They’re a pretty elite 3-point shooting team,” Panthers coach Scott Cherry said. ”They move the ball around and stretch the floor. At one point they had five guards out there and we don’t have good length on the perimeter.”
Up next, Vandy travels to Murfreesboro on Thursday to face the MTSU Blue Raiders.