NCAAB Game Recap - Tulsa at Vanderbilt
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:00 PM EST

Tenn
72
VACom
69
F
Sac
45
Colora
59
F
Lipsco
62
Xav
87
F
Amer
64
Albany
68
F
ChiSt
54
AlSt
67
F
MorSt
57
N AL
67
F
Wagn
63
StJon
86
F
StFNY
59
StPet
67
F
Detr
81
Ohio
91
F
Drex
60
UMBC
85
F
JacSt
60
Chat
63
F
(N/A)
70
MsVl
124
F
SDak
72
NoAZ
76
F
UNCG
65
GTown
61
F
McNee
71
Tex
73
F
Jacksn
61
NCAT
45
F
MOStL
55
IndSt
62
F
Sien
62
Colg
72
F
W&M
77
Buff
88
F
Princ
87
Buck
77
F
BC
44
Rich
64
F
MTTec
63
BYU
98
F
(N/A)
53
Troy
104
F
(N/A)
51
SamH
86
F
ETSU
67
ArkLR
63
F
TocF
59
Presb
87
F
Denv
51
SEMO
66
F
USC-Up
47
Charl
83
F
Stetsn
53
Kent
77
F
ECU
89
JMU
99
F
SDSt
50
Ind
64
F
MtStM
73
How
56
F
Leh
64
Colum
68
F
Navy
76
Brown
56
F
Dart
69
BGSU
76
F
N DA
80
GaSo
68
F
YSU
72
CenMI
88
F
SFA
76
ArkSt
57
F
NoKY
60
Ark
66
F
Hartfo
55
TxSt
69
F
Fres
72
CSNor
73
F
CoCar
92
DelSt
77
F
RobM
59
Clev
70
F
CS-Ful
55
SCla
70
F
(N/A)
62
NOrl
79
F
FlaSt
63
Purd
60
F(OT)
Campbl
51
FlGlf
46
F
Evans
70
IUPUI
64
F
Oakl
63
Toled
65
F
StFPA
79
StJos
63
F
Army
66
Maris
64
F(OT)
UNH
69
FlInt
70
F
UNLV
65
Cin
72
F(OT)
PVAM
79
TexSA
72
F
WIGB
98
MTSt
72
F
IPFW
71
GrCan
60
F
Tuls
67
Vand
58
F
TXAMC
55
TexPA
52
F
Lamar
73
TXSo
76
F
W IL
67
UMKC
68
F
Belm
71
MidTN
59
F
Samf
57
LaTec
78
F
SDCh
59
CSBak
87
F
Ida
55
Seatt
74
F
E MI
56
UCIrv
77
F

Tulsa 67, Vanderbilt 58

Nov 30, 2019, 8:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Tulsa (6-1)

34

33

67

Vanderbilt (5-2)

30

28

58

Rachal leads Tulsa to 67-58 win at Vanderbilt
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:37 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tulsa coach Frank Haith likes what he sees on the defensive end for the Golden Hurricane.

It's translated to five straight wins as Brandon Rachal scored 17 points to lead Tulsa to a 67-58 victory over Vanderbilt on Saturday night.

"We've gotten better on the defensive end and that's been consistent because we haven't always shot the ball well," Haith said. "Guys are getting more confident and now you're starting to see our ball movement getting better."

Elijah Joiner added 12 points and eight rebounds off the bench for the Golden Hurricane.

Aaron Nesmith, the nation's leading 3-point shooter and SEC's leading scorer, led Vanderbilt with 26 points, including five 3-pointers.

Scotty Pippen Jr. added 12 points and Saben Lee had 11 for the Commodores, who shot an uncustomary 36% from the floor, hitting just 20 of 56, and had their three-game win streak snapped.

"They just slowed the pace down," Nesmith said. "We couldn't play with our speed and we've just got to do a better job of executing our offense all the way through."

The Commodores (5-2) entered the game leading the Southeastern Conference in field goal percentage at 51%, but they shot just 36% against Tulsa (6-1).

"We did a good job changing defenses," Haith said. "We wanted to guard the 3-point line as well as we could. We had to have good rotation, D in the gaps and not let them have straight-line drives to the rim."

"They did some things to make us have some indecision with our playmaking," Commodores coach Jerry Stackhouse said. "They played a match-up zone and threw a few wrinkles at us. They got a lot of points off turnovers. We've got to make sure we're taking care of the ball a little better."

Vanderbilt led the SEC in 3-point field goal percentage (41%), but it managed just 33% against Tulsa on 8-of-24 shooting.

"We just wanted to make it tough for them," said Joiner, a junior guard from Chicago. "They're going to make shots. They're a good team. We just wanted to make it difficult for them and that's what we did tonight."

Vanderbilt pulled to within four points twice during the final 3:21 using its full-court press but didn't get closer.

It was the first time the teams met since the 1950-51 season.

BIG PICTURE

Tulsa: The Golden Hurricane earned a good road win with a balanced scoring attack.

Vanderbilt: A poor shooting night gave the Commodores their second loss under first-year coach Jerry Stackhouse, a former NBA star.

BY THE NUMBERS

Tulsa's bench doubled Vanderbilt in scoring, 30-15. ... Powered by an 11-0 run late in the first half, the Golden Hurricane took a 34-30 halftime lead.

THEY SAID IT

Tulsa's match-up zone defense gave Vanderbilt problems. "It was a defense we haven't seen before, so just running our offenses against it was kind of different," Pippen said.

Stackhouse said the Commodores were impatient. "This is a good test for us," Stackhouse said.

UP NEXT

Tulsa hosts Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Wednesday.

Vanderbilt hosts Buffalo on Tuesday.

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Brandon Rachal scored 17 points and Tulsa beat Vanderbilt 67-58 on Saturday night for its fifth straight win.

Elijah Joiner added 12 points and eight rebounds off the bench for the Golden Hurricane (6-1).

Aaron Nesmith, the nation's leading 3-point shooter and Southeastern Conference's leading scorer, led the Commodores (5-2) with 26 points, including five 3-pointers.

Scotty Pippen Jr. added 12 points and Saben Lee had 11 for the Commodores, who shot an uncustomary 36% from the floor, hitting just 20 of 56, and had their three-game win streak snapped.

Vanderbilt pulled to 60-56 with 3:27 remaining using its full-court press, but didn't get closer.

It was the first time the teams met since the 1950-51 season.

BIG PICTURE

Tulsa: The Golden Hurricane earned a good road win with a balanced scoring attack.

Vanderbilt: A poor shooting night gave the Commodores their second loss under first-year coach Jerry Stackhouse, a former NBA star.

OTHER STATS

Tulsa's bench doubled Vanderbilt in scoring, 30-15. ... The Commodores entered the game leading the SEC in field goal percentage at 51%. ... Powered by an 11-0 run late in the first half, the Golden Hurricane took a 34-30 halftime lead.

UP NEXT

Tulsa hosts Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Wednesday.

Vanderbilt hosts Buffalo on Tuesday.

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Leaders

Tulsa PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Earley 0 0 0 0 0 1
B. Rachal 17 0 2 2 2 2
Vanderbilt PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
M. Evans 0 0 1 0 0 0
E. Obinna 0 0 0 3 0 1

Team Comparison

Tuls Vand
Points For 67 58
Field Goals 23/51-45% 20/56-36%
Three Pointers 5/13-38% 8/24-33%
Free Throws 16/20-80% 10/16-62%
Offensive Rebounds 10 14
Defensive Rebounds 25 20
Rebounds 43 41
Blocks 3 8
Steals 9 10
Turnovers 16 16
Personal Fouls 18 16
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Nov 30 Tuls 67 @ Vand 58 L. Korita 3 J. Wright 2

Game Information

Stadium: Memorial Gym, Nashville, Tennessee
Attendance: 8,648
Game Time: