Vanderbilt broke a three-game losing streak with a 78-59 victory over Alabama A&M, their largest margin of victory this season. Tyrin Lawrence scored 19 points, Ven-Allen Lubin contributed a double-double, and three other players finished in double figures, helping Vanderbilt secure their fourth win of the season. Vanderbilt needs to improve their turnover margin and capitalize on free throws.

Why It Matters

A win after a losing streak is crucial for team morale and confidence moving forward. Vanderbilt's ability to have multiple players scoring in double figures shows their offensive depth and versatility. Their areas for improvement, such as turnover margin and free throw shooting, will be important to address in order to maintain success.

By the Numbers
  • Vanderbilt's largest margin of victory this season: 19 points
  • Tyrin Lawrence scored 19 points on 5-of-9 shooting
  • Vanderbilt shot 43.8% from the field
  • Vanderbilt drew 26 fouls and scored 24 points from free throws
Yes, But

Vanderbilt's defense still needs improvement, as it is currently ranked as KenPom's second-worst power-six defense. The team must also work on their turnover margin and capitalize on more free throw opportunities.

State of Play
  • Vanderbilt snapped a three-game losing streak
  • Vanderbilt has a 4-4 record for the season
  • The team is preparing for their upcoming matchup against San Francisco
What's Next

Vanderbilt will face San Francisco in their next game, which will be a test to see if they can carry the momentum from their recent win and continue their winning streak.

Bottom Line

Vanderbilt's victory over Alabama A&M is a much-needed boost for the team, demonstrating their ability to bounce back and secure a win. However, there are areas for improvement, particularly on the defensive end and with free throw shooting, that need to be addressed for continued success.