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December 1, 2012

Tech falls to Vanderbilt in first road game of the season

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tech fell to Vanderbilt in their first road game of the season 77-50 Saturday afternoon. The Golden Eagles out-shot the Commodores by nearly ten shots, putting up 13 threes and 64 total field goals, however only 29% of them fell.

For every shot that didn't fall for the Golden Eagles, two fell for Vanderbilt. The Commodores shot a season high 50% from the floor, draining five threes and earning 18 points from the charity stripe.  Tech was 1-13 from three-point range, with their lone three-pointer coming with 1:31 remaining in the game. 

The first half was the difference in the game. Tech scored just 20 points, shooting 24% from the floor. The break at half-time lit a fire as the Golden Eagles came out swinging, not willing to go down without a fight. The buckets still didn't come, but the purple and gold forced 11 turnovers in the second half, totaling 20 for the game. The new found aggression also cost the Golden Eagles as they commited 14 fouls, allowing 17 points to come from free throws. 

Despite the tough defensive stand, the Commodores shots seemed to have a magnetic connection to the hoop, as they just didn't miss. 

The Golden Eagles were lead by Diamond Henderson, who had a game high 19 points. T'Keyah Williams found the basket for 10 points and added five rebounds, while Molly Heady contributed eight points and four boards. Jala Harris gave a balanced performance scoring six points, dishing out four assists and tipped five steals. 

Tech returns to the Eblen Center December 6 to host Samford in the first part of a double-header. The match-up will be the last home game before the Golden Eagles embark on a six game road trip.