NCAAB Game Recap - Southeastern Louisiana at Vanderbilt
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:00 PM EST

VaTec
71
MSU
66
F
Kansas
93
Chami
63
F
Kent
52
OhSt
71
F
Chat
46
Tenn
58
F
Aub
84
NM
59
F
AlSt
62
VACom
78
F
NE
62
SthAL
74
F
ColSt
70
NMSt
78
F(OT)
(N/A)
51
Drex
84
F
Yale
73
W MI
51
F
GrCan
68
IlSt
63
F
LoyIL
55
SoFL
66
F
Drake
59
MiaO
67
F
Seatt
70
Buck
77
F
UGA
61
Dayt
80
F
Ford
64
W Ky
69
F
Detr
62
ULLa
81
F
WriSt
72
Web
57
F
GMas
60
OlDom
53
F
IUPUI
77
LoyMD
81
F
Valpa
77
Cin
81
F(OT)
KansSt
59
Pitt
63
F
(N/A)
83
Winth
127
F
Wisc
52
Rich
62
F
Butl
63
Mizzu
52
F
Ark
62
GaTec
61
F(OT)
Lipsco
78
TNTec
65
F
(N/A)
56
NoKY
86
F
ChiSt
56
FlaSt
113
F
WaSt
71
Nebras
82
F
Murr
64
LaSal
75
F
South
51
NebOm
78
F
Troy
66
AlaAM
80
F
CSNor
84
WIGB
85
F
SeLA
70
Vand
78
F
TAMIn
52
UTRGV
79
F
AbCh
56
TxSt
61
F
(N/A)
45
Oral
99
F
Oakl
50
NIU
74
F
SCSt
66
APSU
92
F
Jacksn
57
Campbl
62
F
Nev
77
BGSU
62
F
ChBap
67
ArkPB
75
F
LaTec
75
Ind
88
F
Brad
51
NW
78
F
TXSo
62
Mont
74
F
Okla
54
Stan
73
F
TNSt
49
SDSU
62
F
BYU
78
UCLA
63
F

Nov 25, 2019, 8:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Southeastern Louisiana (2-5)

31

39

70

Vanderbilt (5-1)

33

45

78

Evans adds to his resume in Vanderbilt's win
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:29 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Maxwell Evans is starting to prove he’s more than just a defensive specialist.

The junior guard from Houston tied a career high with 16 points and freshman point guard Scotty Pippen Jr. added 15 to lead Vanderbilt to its third straight win with a 78-70 victory over Southeastern Louisiana on Monday night.

Evans enjoyed the best back-to-back scoring games of his career after posting 15 in Friday’s rout of South Carolina State.

“He’s a defender that can make a shot,” Commodores coach Jerry Stackhouse said. “He’s become a better shooter from the time I saw him early in the spring when I came here until now and he’s worked on his game. He gets the reps up, works on his form shooting and takes it seriously.”

Vanderbilt’s Aaron Nesmith, the nation’s top 3-point shooter and Southeastern Conference’s leading scorer, had 14 points and four 3-pointers points.

Stackhouse said it’s important to get contributions from players like Evans with defenses focusing on Nesmith, Saben Lee and Pippen.

“I want to give a shout out to Scotty and Saben for finding me and then coach Stack for having the confidence and believing in me to knock those shots down, so that’s all I needed,” Evans said. “I find myself playing both ends, defensive specialist and offensive scorer, so I’ve just got to let the game come to me.”

Lee had 12 and seven assists and freshman Dylan Disu scored 11 points and Saben for the Commodores (5-1).

Ty Brewer, a sophomore forward, led the Lions (2-5) with a career-high 26 points as he hit 11 of 22 from the floor and grabbed 12 rebounds.

“As we go on down the stretch, we’re going to learn that we’ve got to close out games and minimize those little mistakes that we make,” Brewer said. “Honestly, we had a lot of slippage that we’re going to correct.”

The Lions narrowed the deficit to 63-59 with 4:37 left before the Commodores started to pull away.

Southeastern Louisiana’s Brandon Gonzalez added 11 points.

Disu and Nesmith made consecutive 3-pointers to give the Commodores a 48-42 lead early in the second half.

The Commodores, playing their third game in six days, trailed most of the first half, before rallying for a 33-31 halftime lead.

BIG PICTURE

Southeastern Louisiana: The Lions struggled from beyond the arc and faded in the second half.

Vanderbilt: The Commodores won for the fifth time in six games under Stackhouse, a first-year coach who played in the NBA for 18 seasons.

3’S WOULDN’T FALL

Southeastern Louisiana lost its third straight, missing 15 of 16 shots from 3-point range.

“You’ve got to give credit to Vanderbilt,” Lions coach David Kiefer said. “That’s a well-coached team, they guarded us and we’re not the best shooting team, so that’s not our deal. We had our looks. A couple of them rolled in and out.”

STANDARD IS HIGH’

Vanderbilt won despite shooting just 41% from the floor and getting outscored 42-24 in the paint.

“The best part of tonight to me was walking in that locker room because that’s not a happy team right now,” Stackhouse said. “That lets you know that the standard is high. We didn’t have the performance that we feel like we’re capable of, especially on the defensive end early in the first half.”

UP NEXT

Southeastern Louisiana visits Louisiana (4-2) on Dec. 3 after an eight-day Thanksgiving break between games.

Vanderbilt hosts Tulsa (4-1), whose coach, Frank Haith, just coached in his 500th game, on Saturday.

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Leaders

Southeastern Louisiana PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
M. Romanov 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Saunders 0 0 1 0 0 0
Vanderbilt PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Wright 0 0 0 3 0 0
M. Moyer 0 0 0 1 0 0

Team Comparison

SeLA Vand
Points For 70 78
Field Goals 28/70-40% 24/58-41%
Three Pointers 1/16-6% 11/30-37%
Free Throws 13/17-76% 19/28-68%
Offensive Rebounds 16 12
Defensive Rebounds 26 28
Rebounds 46 42
Blocks 0 3
Steals 6 4
Turnovers 14 14
Personal Fouls 19 16
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Mon Nov 25 SeLA 70 @ Vand 78 L. Butler 2 C. Brown 5

Game Information

Stadium: Memorial Gym, Nashville, Tennessee
Attendance: 8,589
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