1. Junior Kyle Fuller entered the season having never scored in double figures, and he averaged 1.9 points as a freshman and 0.9 as a sophomore. After his career high 25 point outburst againt Xavier he's now up to 13.3 as a junior. He still shoots way too many 3s for a guy who doesn't make them (24% career from deep), but it's not like Vanderbilt has a wealth of scoring options. In overtime Fuller scored all of Vanderbillt's 12 points.
2. The Commodores don't get to the line very often (274th nationally) and they complicate matters by being a terrible free throw shooting team (305th). They tried to give the game away by making 13-25 (52%) free throws. The 25 free throw attempts was their high for the season, eclipsing the 20 they took at Oregon.
3. Xavier wasn't any better from the stripe, making 9-17 (53%). This was more surprising coming from Chris Mack's club who is No. 60 nationally in free throw %. It was the fewest free throws they've made in a game this season, and the first time they shots below 64%. They were shooting 76.8% entering the game. In regulation they made 4-10. Had the game not gone to overtime it would have been the fewest free throw attempts for Xavier since they beat St. Louis in February, 2010.
4. Xavier didn't block a single Vanderbilt shot. Xavier is 335th nationally at blocking shots, and this was the fourth straight game in which they've finished the game with one or fewer blocks.
5. The final was 66-64 in overtime, which sounds like a defensive struggle, but the game only had 62 possessions. This was the 5th straight game for Vanderbilt containing 62 or fewer possessions. Regulation was just 54 possessions, which would have matched Vanderbilt's slowest game since December, 2005, and would have been Xavier's slowest games since Ken Pomeroy began tracking possessions in 2002-03.