~ It's been all Vanderbilt and then some in the first 20 minutes of the opening game in the 2015 Maui Invitational. The Commodores hold a 53-24 lead. The Commodores are shooting 54.3 percent from the field on 35 attempts and a staggering 47.1 percent from the 3-point line. Additionally, Vandy is shooting 77.8 percent on nine free throw attempts.
~ Jeff Roberson leads the way for Vanderbilt with 11 points in 12 minutes. He's grabbed 10 rebounds as well and is shooting 60 percent from the field and 2-for-2 from the 3-point line. Nine Vanderbilt players have scored at least three points in the first half of play.
~ The lone bright spots for St. John's were Federico Mussini, Christian Jones and Ron Mvouika. Those three Red Storm players scored five, eight and seven points in the first half.
~ The Johnnies were beleaguered in the first half, shooting 26.7 percent from the field on 30 attempts. They went 0-for from the 3-point line on six attempts and have gotten much of the other one-third of their scoring output from their 8-for-12 mark from the free throw line.
~ Vandy is cruising in the rebound department, leading 27-12, 20-7 offensive, and 7-5 defensive. Their bench has scored 26 while St. John's' bench has not accounted for anything. The Commodores have 20 points in the paint, and St. John's has 14.
Needless to say... St. John's is getting boatraced.