NCAAB Game Recap - Austin Peay at Vanderbilt
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:00 PM EST

USC-Up
50
Lou
76
F
Elon
61
UNC
75
F
ArkLR
58
Mem
68
F
AlSt
41
Tenn
76
F
(N/A)
45
MiaO
80
F
Chat
53
FlaSt
89
F
Bingha
77
NJIT
75
F
Sien
89
Yale
100
F(3OT)
Urba
51
WriSt
88
F
(N/A)
20
VMI
96
F
DelSt
64
VaTec
100
F
Wagn
81
StPet
77
F(OT)
Colum
63
StJon
82
F
SFA
57
Rut
69
F
JMU
80
OlDom
78
F
Rider
72
UMass
82
F
Princ
54
Ind
79
F
GaTec
78
UGA
82
F
Bry
74
Drex
86
F
E WA
68
BC
72
F
NoKY
59
Ball
57
F
Belm
73
Lipsco
67
F
FlAtl
70
FlGlf
72
F(OT)
Corn
53
Syr
72
F
(N/A)
58
SamH
88
F
SeLA
66
Tuls
73
F
(N/A)
56
NoAZ
93
F
APSU
72
Vand
90
F
Troy
52
TexAM
56
F
HiPt
55
StLou
67
F
(N/A)
66
NrthIA
88
F
MorSt
52
Mizzu
70
F
IUPUI
62
LoyIL
85
F
MtStM
51
UAB
58
F
(N/A)
66
ChiSt
79
F
Sac
61
UCDav
51
F
NIU
86
W IL
81
F
ArkSt
80
ColSt
78
F
Citad
57
Ill
85
F
Gram
76
SJSU
83
F
UCSB
67
OrSt
78
F
TxSt
64
UNLV
57
F
BYU
68
Bois
72
F(OT)
Portl
82
PorSt
75
F
SDSU
66
USD
49
F
StMar
68
Fres
58
F

Nov 20, 2019, 8:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Austin Peay (1-3)

37

35

72

Vanderbilt (3-1)

38

52

90

Vanderbilt heats up in second half to beat Austin Peay 90-72
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:51 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) When Vanderbilt’s top three guards are clicking, the Commodores are tough to beat.

Wednesday was one of those nights.

Aaron Nesmith scored 26 points and freshman point guard Scotty Pippen Jr. added a career-high 21 to give Vanderbilt a 90-72 win over Austin Peay.

Nesmith, the top scorer in the Southeastern Conference and league-leader in 3-pointers, hit four from beyond the arc and Pippen had three.

“(Aaron) is getting shots and he’s doing it in a lot of different ways,” Commodores coach Jerry Stackhouse said. “He’s not hunting them. He’s allowing the game to come to him. I can’t remember one that he really forced. When a guy’s got it going the way he’s got it going, you could take a bad one or two.”

Nesmith, a 6-foot-6 sophomore, hit 10 of 17 from the floor, including 4 of 8 from 3-point range.

“He never misses,” Austin Peay coach Matt Figger said. “He was 17 of 30 (from beyond the arc) going into this game. He���s got size, a picture-perfect jump shot.

I’ve known the kid since he was a freshman in high school because I was at South Carolina when he was at Porter Gaud (High School).”

Saben Lee scored 19 points and led Vanderbilt (3-1) with a career-high nine assists.

Pippen and Nesmith hit consecutive 3-pointers to give the Commodores a 46-42 lead early in the second half.

Jordyn Adams led the Governors with a career-high 25 points, including four 3-pointers. Reginald Gee added 14 points and Terry Taylor had 13 for Austin Peay (1-3), which suffered its third consecutive loss, all coming on the road.

“Whatever my team needed, I was just trying to provide,” Adams said. “It just wasn’t enough tonight.”

Vanderbilt closed the first half with a 6-0 spurt to take a 38-37 lead. Lee’s second-chance layup with two seconds left capped the run as the Governors went the final 3:08 without a basket.

BIG PICTURE

Austin Peay: The Governors fell to 1-17 in the series against the Commodores. ... They were outscored in the paint 44-12. ... The Governors’ last win against an SEC team was in 2012 against Tennessee.

Vanderbilt: The Commodores rebounded from Thursday’s overtime loss at Richmond with a second-half rally against Austin Peay. ... It was the first of three games in six days for the Commodores.

HEATED MOMENT

Austin Peay assistant coach Sergio Rouco, who appeared to be upset about a Lee dunk late in the second half, had a short but heated exchange with Stackhouse in the handshake line.

“Saben just had a lapse right there, but that’s something that I’ll correct with my team and not something that anybody else is going to correct with my team,” Stackhouse said. “I’m always going to stick up for my guys. That’s all I told him. I’ll coach my team and you coach yours.”

PIPPEN’S BIG NIGHT

Pippen hit 6 of 9 from the floor in 30:37 of playing time. “I was just getting what the defense gave me,” Pippen said. “Some games it’s coming out and getting my teammates open, but tonight it was scoring.”

UP NEXT

Austin Peay hosts Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday.

Vanderbilt hosts South Carolina State (2-2), which shot 65 percent from the floor in its last game, in the Vanderbilt Invitational on Friday.

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Leaders

Austin Peay PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
E. Hinson 0 0 0 3 1 0
M. Silveira 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vanderbilt PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
I. Rice 0 0 0 0 0 0
O. Jankovic 0 0 0 1 0 0

Team Comparison

APSU Vand
Points For 72 90
Field Goals 21/52-40% 32/58-55%
Three Pointers 10/22-45% 9/24-38%
Free Throws 20/31-65% 17/27-63%
Offensive Rebounds 10 11
Defensive Rebounds 21 26
Rebounds 33 42
Blocks 5 0
Steals 3 5
Turnovers 10 10
Personal Fouls 26 23
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Vand Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Wed Nov 20 APSU 72 @ Vand 90 C. Paez 2 D. Disu 3

Game Information

Stadium: Memorial Gym, Nashville, Tennessee
Attendance: 8,732
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