Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Thoughts on the First Half

It's fair to say that Western Kentucky has not brought their A-game, but Vanderbilt fans should be very encouraged by the team's first half performance. Vandy shot 46.7 percent from the field and 50 percent from three. They are leading the rebounding battle and have doubled Western's bench in points.

Lance has really impressed me in his minutes thus far. While he's only scored one point, he is asserting himself defensively and has gotten two big boards, as well as three steals. Big Fez continues to impress me with his improved offensive skills. It's like we're not even watching the same person.

Rod Odom continues to be a valuable presence off of the bench and has really shown an impressive touch from the outside. He's also done a great job on the boards with 5 rebounds. Kyle Fuller has shown a nice little spark with a good dish to Jenkins towards the end of the first half.

This team has continued to function well despite the fact that Taylor hasn't played his best yet. Taylor is 2-8 from the field, but hit a nice three pointer earlier in the half.

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