Vanderbilt 82, Southern Miss 46 January 2, 2010 • Memorial Gym – Nashville, Tenn. Attendance: 13,176
Starting Lineups • Vanderbilt started senior Jermaine Beal, sophomore Brad Tinsley and sophomore Jeffery Taylor at guard … sophomore Andre Walker started at forward and junior A.J. Ogilvy started at center … It was the eighth time this season that Vanderbilt used this starting lineup … VU has not used this starting lineup since they played at Illinois on Dec. 8, 2009. Vanderbilt is 5-2 with this starting lineup. • Taylor made his 44th consecutive start and has started every game of his career … Tinsley made the 41st start of his career and 24th in a row, starting every game since Jan. 31, 2009 at Auburn … After having his streak of 70-straight starts snapped against Western Kentucky on Dec. 11, Beal made the 78th of his career … The start by Walker was the 13th of his career and 12th in 13 games this season … Before this season, his only start was against MTSU on Nov. 24, 2009 when he suffered a season-ending knee injury … After not starting the last four games, Ogilvy returned to the starting lineup vs. Southern Miss. Ogilvy made his eighth start of the season and 69th of his career. The Sydney, Australia native has started in 69 of his 76 career games.
Postgame Notes • Vanderbilt improved to 10-3 on the season, while Southern Miss fell to 9-4 … Vanderbilt has now won 12 in a row at Memorial Gym, including all seven games this year … VU’s last home loss was against Florida on Jan. 25, 2009. • The 2009-10 season is the 110th in Vanderbilt’s history. • Today’s meeting was the second all-time between Vanderbilt and Southern Miss … The series is now tied at 1-1.In the only other meeting between the schools, Southern Miss earned an 95-88 win at Memorial Gym on Mar. 21, 1986. • Vanderbilt is now 68-18 all-time against teams from the Conference USA. • With John Jenkins’ three-pointer with 14:39 remaining in the first half, Vanderbilt extended its consecutive games streak with at least one three-pointer made to 742 … VU is one of only three schools (UNLV and Princeton) that have made at least one three-pointer in every game played since the three-point line was established for the 1986-87 season … Only UNLV (751) has a longer streak than Vanderbilt. • Vanderbilt’s 36-point win was its third largest margin of victory this season behind its 38-point win over Manhattan (12/30/09) and 40-point win over Mercer (12/21/09) in the team’s two previous game. • Vanderbilt has won its last three games by a total of 114 points … The last time it won two consecutive games by a larger margin was during the 2006-07 season when the Commodores defeated Nicholls St. (36) and UPR-Mayaguez (43) by a combined 79 points on Dec. 16 and 19. • The 46 points allowed by Vanderbilt was its second fewest given up this season … Only Chaminade (41) scored fewer points. • The 28.1 percent Southern Miss shot from the floor was also the third-lowest percentage allowed by Vanderbilt this season … Chaminade made just 23.8 percent of its shots while Manhattan made 25.8 percent. It marked the third time this season that VU has kept an opponent under 30 percent from the floor. • One game after having five players reach double figures for the first time this season, Vanderbilt had two players reach double figures and four that finished the game with nine points. • Vanderbilt shot 53.1 percent from the floor, compared to just 28.1 percent by Southern Miss. It marked the sixth time this season that VU has shot better than 50% from the field. • Vanderbilt also outscored Southern Miss 35-8 in bench points and 30-22 in the paint. • Vanderbilt’s defense limited Southern Miss to just 14 percent (3-of-21) from beyond the arc, marking the lowest percentage an opponent has had against VU. • With Jenkins 20 points, he became the fourth VU player to notch a 20-point game this season (Ogilvy (2), Taylor (2), Beal (1). • Vanderbilt outrebounded Southern Miss 41-32. • Vanderbilt is 8-0 when scoring at least 70 points this season. • The 10 blocked shots by Vanderbilt ties a season high (Manhattan, 10 12/30/2009) and is one off from the school record of 11, which Vanderbilt had on Dec. 29, 1994 at Arizona State. It marked the second straight game VU had 10 blocks.
First Half Notes – Vanderbilt 44, Southern Miss 22 • With Vanderbilt trailing 3-2 at the 19:17 mark in the first half, Southern Miss went on 6-2 run to take a 9-4 lead with 15:32 left in the first half. • Trailing 9-4 at the 15:32 mark in the first half, Vanderbilt went on a 10-2 run over the next three minutes to take a 14-12 lead with 12:35 left in the half. VU’s first lead of the game came at the 12:35 mark when Festus Ezeli knocked down a field goal. • With the game tied at 14-14 at the 12:03 mark, Vanderbilt went on a 23-5 run to take 37-19 lead with 3:46 to play before halftime. John Jenkins hit three three-pointers during the run for nine points while Beal added eight points during that span. • With Ogilvy’s tip-in with seven seconds remaining in the half, Vanderbilt extended its lead to 44-22. The 22-point margin was the largest of the half. • Ogilvy scored the last seven points of the first half for Vanderbilt. Five of his seven points during the run came at the free throw line. • Vanderbilt shot 51.7 percent (15-of-29) during the first half while Southern Miss was just (8-of-27) 29.6 percent. It marked the third time in the last four games that VU shot over 50 percent in the first half. • The 22-points allowed to Southern Miss in the first-half ties for the lowest point total by an opponent this season (Manhattan scored 22 on Dec. 30, 2009). • Ties: 2 • Lead changes: 1 • Largest lead: VU – 22, 0:05; USM – 5, 15:34 • A.J. Ogilvy led Vanderbilt with 13 points at the half. He was 3-of-6 from the floor and 7-of-8 at the free throw line. • Jenkins scored 12 in the first half on a perfect 4-of-4 from beyond the arc. Jenkins four made three-pointers tied his career high for made three in a game.
• Beal had eight points in the first half on 3-of-7 shooting. • Vanderbilt outrebounded Southern Miss 23-13 and outscored the Golden Eagles 16-4 in the paint. Lance Goulbourne led VU with six boards in the half. • Vanderbilt outscored Southern Miss 18-2 in bench points in the first half. • Vanderbilt connected on 5-of-9 3PT in the opening half while USM was just 2-of-10. • Six VU players scored during the opening half.
Second Half Notes • With Vanderbilt holding a 45-27 lead with 18:22 left in the game, VU went on 10-4 run over the next six minutes to take 55-31 lead with 12:49 left in the second half. • Holding a 58-38 lead with nine minutes to play in the game, VU went on a 9-2 in a span of 2:03 to take a comfortable 67-40 lead with 6:57 to play. • With 4:32 left in the game, John Jenkins made his fifth three pointer of the game, marking a new career high for the Gallatin, Tenn., native. Jenkins’ previous high was four threes in a game, in which he did against Mercer and Chaminade. • Leading 67-42 at the 5:25 mark in the second half, VU closed out the game on a 15-4 run to win the game 82-46. Jenkins added five points during the run for the Commodores. • Vanderbilt outscored Southern Miss 17-6 in bench points during the second half • Ties: 0 • Lead changes: 0 • Largest lead: VU – 38, 1:28 in 2nd half; Southern Miss – N/A • Vanderbilt shot 55 percent from the floor (11-of-20) in the half. • Southern Miss shot 27 percent from the floor (10-of-27) in the half.
Individual Notes • With today’s win Head Coach Kevin Stallings moved into second place among al-time wins leaders at Vanderbilt with 199 career wins, surpassing Bob Polk, who had 197 wins … He now has 199 career wins and 131 losses at Vanderbilt … Roy Skinner’s 278 wins is more than any coach in Vanderbilt history. • A.J. Ogilvy scored 17 points and now has 1,191 for his career, which ranks 27th in school history … He now trails Joe Ford and Jim Henry for 26th and 25th place. … A.J. Ogilvy has scored in double figures in 66 of 76 career games … It was the fourth game in a row that he scored in double figures and the eighth time this season he has accomplished that feat. • John Jenkins scored a career high and team-high 20 points to reach double figures in scoring for the eighth time in his career … It marked the third game in a row Jenkins has led Vanderbilt in scoring … Jenkins has now scored in double figures in five of the last six games, including four straight games • Jenkins also set a career high with six three pointers, topping his previous best of four in which he did against Mercer and Chaminade. • By going a perfect 6-of-6 from downtown, Jenkins tied the Memorial Gym record for highest 3PT-percentage in a game (1.000). Jenkins ties Barry Booker, Kevin Anglin and Dawid Przybyszewski for the gym record. All four of the guys that hold the record went 6-of-6 from beyond the arc. • With his six threes today, Jenkins became the first Commodore to make six threes in a game since Jermaine Beal hit seven threes against Auburn last year (1/31/2009) • Andre Walker posted a career high with four blocked shots … His previous high was three against Missouri on Dec. 2, 2009. • Lance Goulbourne set a season high with seven rebounds. His previous high was five rebounds (Manhattan, 12/20/09 and Chaminade, 11/24/09) • Festus Ezeli recorded three blocks in a game for the third time this season. His career high is four, coming against Manhattan on Dec. 30. The redshirt sophomore has nine blocks in his last three games. • Jermaine Beal finished the game with three assist and ranks eighth in school history with 358 career assists … Russell Lakey (2000-04) is seventh in school history with 369 assists. • Vanderbilt played all 14 players in the game.