Vanderbilt-South Carolina Notes

Jan. 8, 2011

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South Carolina 83, Vanderbilt 75 (OT)
January 8, 2011 – Colonial Life Arena – Columbia, S.C.
Attendance: 10,439

Starting Lineups
• Vanderbilt started junior Brad Tinsley at guard, sophomore John Jenkins, juniors Jeffery Taylor and Lance Goulbourne at forward and junior Festus Ezeli at center. Vanderbilt is now 1-2 when starting that lineup.
• Taylor has now started in every game of his career (77). Tinsley made his 69th start, Ezeli his 25th, Jenkins his 19th, and Goulbourne his third.

First-half Notes
• Vanderbilt led by seven at the half, 37-30. It was the first time in nine tries this season that the Commodores have lost a game after leading at the half.
• The Commodores outrebounded South Carolina 21-17 in the first half, but were outrebounded, 48-41, in the game.

Postgame Notes
• South Carolina now leads the career series, 24-23, and 12-9 in games played in Columbia.
• Head coach Kevin Stallings is now 6-6 in SEC openers.
• Vanderbilt is now 0-2 in its two overtime games in 2010-11.
• The Gamecocks outrebounded Vanderbilt, 48-41, including 19-14 in offensive rebounds. South Carolina outscored VU in second-chance points, 24-13. Vanderbilt is now 3-2 when outrebounded by its opponent.
• South Carolina made 10-of-27 threes, the most made threes against the Commodores this season. Grambling made nine threes against VU on November 24. It was only the second time this year a team has made more threes in a game than Vanderbilt (Vanderbilt was 7-of-20).
John Jenkins made a three-point basket at the 11: 18 mark of the first half, which extended Vanderbilt’s consecutive games streak with a three-pointer to 776 games.
• Vanderbilt was 18-for-24 from the free-throw line, while South Carolina was 7-of-12.
• Ties: 2; Lead changes: 1
• VU largest lead: 14 (2nd half, 14:39)
• South Carolina outscored Vanderbilt, 40-30, in the paint, 9-8 in points off of turnovers, and 26-14 in bench points. The teams tied with six points apiece on fast-break points.

Individual Notes
John Jenkins led the team with 27 points, and made 6-of-10 three-point attempts. The 27-point effort tied for the team-best this season (Jenkins scored 27 against West Virginia, Jeffery Taylor scored 27 against Presbyterian). The six made threes tied a career-high for threes made in a game (last time at Florida, 3/2/10).
Lance Goulbourne grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds. It was also the team’s season-high this season.
Jeffery Taylor scored 14 points, but was 4-of-16 from the floor. The 16 field goal attempts ties a career high he set at Missouri earlier this year.
Brad Tinsley dished out five assists, the eighth time this season and 18th time of his career he has accomplished the feat.
Steve Tchiengang scored 10 points, his fifth double-digit scoring game of the season and his career.



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