NCAAB Game Recap - North Carolina Wilmington at Vanderbilt
Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:00 PM EST

Kansas
55
Vill
56
F
E WA
77
Gonz
112
F
OhSt
71
KY
65
F
TXSo
78
Oreg
84
F
JackSt
49
Mem
77
F
Leh
51
Aub
74
F
Colora
78
Dayt
76
F(OT)
Presb
44
Mich
86
F
E MI
48
MSU
101
F
Ariz
67
StJon
70
F
Butl
70
Purd
61
F
SoFL
60
FlaSt
66
F
SDSU
80
Utah
52
F
JacSt
53
Tenn
75
F
TexPA
58
TxTch
68
F
WVU
75
YSU
64
F
FaDi
58
LaSal
66
F
Ind
62
ND
60
F
VACom
63
WichSt
73
F
NCAT
64
Wake
76
F
Harv
88
GrgWas
75
F
Samf
71
GTown
99
F
Bry
64
Dart
60
F
(N/A)
74
USC-Up
92
F
Ida
57
SDSt
85
F
Mont
82
NebOm
87
F(OT)
Ill
56
Mizzu
63
F
(N/A)
59
Campbl
82
F
Tul
82
Tows
86
F(OT)
Boston
74
UMassL
62
F
Rider
66
Temp
78
F
(N/A)
57
Penn
105
F
MorSt
76
Ohio
82
F
TxSt
69
GASt
81
F
TexAr
74
GaSo
77
F
Maris
56
BethC
85
F
Quin
69
BGSU
64
F
Elon
80
Winth
85
F
Army
62
Merrim
82
F
UCF
52
Okla
53
F
Drake
85
AF
80
F
TXAMC
67
CenAR
71
F
(N/A)
71
TNSt
86
F
MOSt
72
Oral
82
F
WIGB
85
NIU
84
F
SeLA
76
Miss
83
F
BelAb
66
HiPt
92
F
WriSt
79
Toled
72
F
W Ky
82
URI
86
F(OT)
Tex
48
Prov
70
F
Fairf
61
Oakl
59
F(OT)
Chat
68
UNCA
64
F
Albany
70
Monm
72
F
Brad
55
MiaO
71
F
Copp
60
Mia-FL
91
F
(N/A)
45
LoyMD
72
F
Niag
72
Buff
92
F
Stony
77
Amer
74
F
ColSt
111
Tuls
104
F(3OT)
APSU
77
Duques
86
F
UtSt
65
Fla
62
F
USD
59
Stan
62
F
UCLA
64
UNC
74
F
RobM
69
UNLV
81
F
Wyo
72
Denv
66
F(OT)
App
70
Troy
65
F
Toug
77
SoMis
96
F
NOrl
79
SamH
87
F
ArkSt
62
ULMo
59
F
StBon
66
MidTN
65
F
SIU-E
55
Detr
81
F
Belm
72
Alab
92
F
Akr
67
Lib
80
F
NoAZ
73
Pepp
75
F
IlSt
70
TexSA
89
F
SEMO
45
SIU
64
F
CoCar
81
SthAL
69
F
Lamar
61
NWSt
67
F
SFA
81
McNee
73
F
VMI
55
VaTec
64
F
UMBC
53
GMas
69
F
Clev
55
ETSU
80
F
SCSt
61
Charl
73
F
Drex
53
Norf
49
F
S NO
47
LaTec
87
F
UCDav
84
USF
93
F
WIMil
64
Wisc
83
F
UAB
71
AlSt
63
F
WCU
89
TNTec
76
F
BC
64
Cal
60
F
Minn
86
OkSt
66
F
ArkPB
53
N TX
86
F
N DA
75
Nebras
74
F
NFla
70
Syr
82
F
Buck
71
Sien
81
F
(N/A)
62
FlGlf
84
F
Murr
76
Evans
78
F(OT)
InWor
59
WaSt
87
F
UtVal
65
LongB
68
F
StLou
66
KansSt
63
F
NoKY
50
UNCG
67
F
Hamp
64
Kent
103
F
ChaSo
76
E KY
69
F
UNCW
73
Vand
88
F
E IL
63
GrCan
85
F
ArkLR
69
ULLa
66
F
Nich
61
AbCh
79
F
Valpa
60
Ark
51
F
NW
78
DeP
83
F
Crei
67
AzSt
60
F
OrSt
49
TexAM
64
F
LSU
68
USC
70
F
Web
61
BYU
91
F
Cin
70
Iowa
77
F
FlaAM
71
Seatt
57
F
CSBak
72
CAPoly
50
F
IdaSt
66
Pacif
77
F
StMar
68
Nev
63
F

Dec 21, 2019, 8:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

North Carolina Wilmington (5-8)

32

41

73

Vanderbilt (7-4)

42

46

88

Nesmith powers Vanderbilt past UNC Wilmington, 88-73
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:23 PM

NASHVILLE (AP) It was a big night for Aaron Nesmith as the Vanderbilt sophomore tied his career high with 34 points by hitting a career-tying 7 3-pointers on 10 attempts and was 9 of 11 from the free throw line.

While Commodores coach Jerry Stackhouse was impressed with Nesmith's performance, he wasn't very happy with the rest of his team's play in an 88-73 Vanderbilt victory over North Carolina-Wilmington on Saturday night.

"For us to be a good team, we have got to get more contributions from more guys," Stackhouse said. "It's not just about (Nesmith) having a big 25-point or 30-point game. It would be better for our team maybe if he had 20, and we could get some contributions in other areas, because that's what we are going to need. That's the way we have to play to be a good team."

Saben Lee added 14 points for Vanderbilt (7-4).

Vanderbilt held its largest lead at 78-56 with 4:44 to go in the game, but UNC-Wilmington went on a 9-0 run to cut the lead to 11 on a Jalen Sims 3-pointer at 2:23. The Seahawks (5-8) never got closer.

"The thing that really hurt us is our turnovers," said UNC-Wilmington coach C.B. McGrath, whose team committed 23. "We shot a really good percentage, we were taking good shots, but when you turn it over it's just hard to overcome."

Sims led the Seahawks with 19 points. Mike Okauru threw in 12, Kai Toews added 11, and Brian Tolefree had 10.

Nesmith entered the game third in the nation in 3-pointers made per game (4.0) and hit that many in the first half as Vanderbilt took a 42-32 lead with Nesmith accounting for 20.

UNC-Wilmington traded baskets early, then used an 8-2 run to tie the game at 13 at 12:23 in the first half. Vanderbilt built its biggest lead of the half at 42-29 on a layup and free-throw by Lee, but the Seahawks answered with a 3-pointer by Sims at the buzzer.

Despite being without their best inside offensive threat and leading rebounder, Clevon Brown, who missed his second game in a row with a knee injury, the Commodores outscored UNC-Wilmington 30-22 in the paint.

OTHER STATS

UNC-Wilmington: The Seahawks were better from the 3-point line (60% to 44%) and free-throw line (84.6% to 79.3%) than the Commodores. They also shot 49% from the field overall to Vanderbilt's 48.2%.

Vanderbilt: Nesmith is the first Commodore to eclipse the 30-point mark in Memorial Gym since Darius Garland went for 33 against Liberty on Nov. 19, 2018.

BIG PICTURE

Vanderbilt: Coming off two straight losses, the Commodores look to get some key contributors healthy and back in the rotation.

UNC-Wilmington: The young Seahawks want to end their losing ways in December. They have lost four in a row this season, and 11 consecutively in the month since 2017.

UP NEXT

Vanderbilt will try to keep its winning ways intact by hosting Davidson on Dec. 30 after a holiday break.

UNC-Wilmington travels to Delaware on Dec. 28.

UNC-Wilmington: The young Seahawks want to end their losing ways in December. They have lost four in a row and 11 straight December games since 2017.

UP NEXT

Vanderbilt will try to keep its winning ways intact by hosting Davidson on Dec. 30 after a holiday break.

UNC-Wilmington travels to Delaware on Dec. 28.

Leaders

North Carolina Wilmington PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
I. Dodd 0 0 0 2 0 1
B. Jenkins 0 0 0 1 1 0
Vanderbilt PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Jossell 0 0 0 0 0 0
M. Moyer 0 0 0 0 1 0

Team Comparison

UNCW Vand
Points For 73 88
Field Goals 25/51-49% 27/56-48%
Three Pointers 12/20-60% 11/25-44%
Free Throws 11/13-85% 23/29-79%
Offensive Rebounds 6 11
Defensive Rebounds 21 21
Rebounds 30 38
Blocks 2 4
Steals 6 14
Turnovers 23 16
Personal Fouls 24 15
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Dec 21 UNCW 73 @ Vand 88 J. Bowen 2 O. Jankovic 2

Game Information

Stadium: Memorial Gym, Nashville, Tennessee
Attendance: 9,127
Game Time: