Vanderbilt 80, Davidson 52 January 2, 2011 – Memorial Gym – Nashville, Tenn. Attendance: 13,106
Starting Lineups • Vanderbilt started junior Brad Tinsley at guard, juniors Jeffery Taylor and Lance Goulbourne and freshman Rod Odom at forward and junior Festus Ezeli at center. This is the first time this season that the Commodores have used this starting lineup. • Taylor has now started in every game of his career (76). Tinsley made his 68th start, Ezeli his 24th, Goulbourne his second and Odom his second.
First-half Notes • The Commodores led at halftime (52-24) for the eighth time this season. VU is 8-0 on the season when leading at the half. • The 28 point halftime lead was the second largest of the season for the Commodores. VU lead SE Louisiana by 29 at halftime (12/18/10) • This was the 11th half of 50% or better shooting for the Commodores. • This was the fifth half the Commodores held their opponents to below 30% shooting.
Postgame Notes • Vanderbilt is now 3-1 all-time against Davidson, including a 3-0 mark in Nashville. • Four players scored in double figures for the Commodores: Jeffery Taylor led the team with 22 points, Brad Tinsley and Steve Tchiengang each scored 14 and Festus Ezeli added 12 points. • Lance Goulbourne made a three-point basket at the 18:57 mark of the first half, which extended Vanderbilt’s consecutive games streak with a three-pointer to 775 games. • Vanderbilt was 6-for-14 from beyond the arc, while Davidson was 5-for-27. VU has made more threes than all but one of their 2010-11 opponents (Belmont). • Ties: 0; Lead changes: 0 • VU largest lead: 34 (2nd half, 12:50) • VU outscored Davidson 30-28 in the paint, 19-10 off turnovers and 10-4 in fast break points. • The Commodores are 11-0this season when leading in the final two minutes of the game. • Vanderbilt was outrebounded by Davidson 47-41. The Commodores are 3-1 this season when being outrebounded by its opponents.
Individual Notes • With 22 points tonight, Jeffery Taylor became the 41st player in Vanderbilt history to score 1,000 points. He now has 1,004 career points. He made a season-high 9-for-10 from the free throw line. • Lance Goulbourne had a career-high three blocks. • Kyle Fuller had a career-high five assists and tied a career-high with six points. • Brad Tinsley tied a career-high with 10 rebounds (last happened against Presbyterian, 11/12/10). He had his second double-double of the season with 14 points and 10 rebounds. • Jordan Smart played a career-high 16 minutes and tied a career-high with two rebounds.