Vanderbilt 95, Florida 87 January 9, 2010 • Memorial Gym – Nashville, Tenn. Attendance: 13,327
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 10th time this season and third straight game that Vanderbilt used this starting lineup … Vanderbilt is 8-2 with this starting lineup. • Taylor made his 46th consecutive start and has started every game of his career … Tinsley made the 43rd start of his career and 26th 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 80th of his career … The start by Walker was the 15th of his career and 14th in 15 games this season … Before this season, his only start was against MTSU on Nov. 24, 2009 when he suffered a season-ending knee injury … Ogilvy started for the third game in a row after not starting the previous four games … Ogilvy made his 10th start of the season and 71st of his career. The Sydney, Australia native has started in 71 of his 78 career games.
Postgame Notes • Vanderbilt improved to 12-3, 1-0 SEC on the season, while Florida fell to 11-4, 0-1 SEC … Vanderbilt has now won 14 in a row at Memorial Gym, including all nine 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. • Vanderbilt has won eight straight SEC home openers dating back to the 2002-03 season … The previous home loss in an SEC home opener was Jan. 12, 2002 against Florida, 95-85. • Today’s meeting was the 117th all-time between Vanderbilt and Florida … Vanderbilt leads the all-time series 62-56 … Florida had won the previous two meetings, including a 94-69 win at Memorial Gym last season. • Vanderbilt now leads the all-time series at Memorial Gym 40-13 … Vanderbilt has now won three of its last four meetings with Florida at home … Kevin Stallings is 6-16 all-time against Florida. • With John Jenkins’ three-pointer with 16:00 remaining in the first half, Vanderbilt extended its consecutive games streak with at least one three-pointer made to 744 … 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 committed its fewest turnovers (7) since committing just six against Furman on Dec. 12, 2008. • The 95 points scored by Vanderbilt were the most scored against Florida since earning a 105-85 victory at home during the 1979-1980 season … The last time VU scored 90 points against Florida was during the 1987-88 season when VU won 92-65 at home. • The 95 points by Vanderbilt since scoring 96 against South Carolina on Feb. 28, 2009. • The 95 points scored by VU was the second-highest point total of the season by VU … The Commodores scored 99 against Mercer on Dec. 21. • Vanderbilt outrebounded Florida 32-29 … During its six-game winning streak, Vanderbilt has outrebounded its opponent each game. • Vanderbilt outscored Florida in the paint 40-22 … Vanderbilt also outscored Florida 27-12 off the bench and 20-8 off turnovers. • Vanderbilt shot 52.5 percent from the floor compared to 51.8 percent by Florida … It is the third straight game and eighth time this season VU has shot at least 50 percent from the floor … Vanderbilt has outshot its opponent in all six games during VU’s winning streak … The Commodores are 8-0 when shooting 50 percent or better from the field. • Vanderbilt had two players score 20 or more points (Jermaine Beal (22) and A. J. Ogilvy (24)) for the first time since the two did so on Feb. 28, 2009 against South Carolina. • Florida was just the second team this season to shoot 50 percent or better from the floor against VU … Illinois shot 59.3 percent on Dec. 8, 2009. • Vanderbilt tied a season-high with 26 free throws on 33 attempts (78.8 percent). • Vanderbilt is now 3-2 this season when trailing at the half. • Vanderbilt is 10-0 when it scored 70 or more points. • Florida made 13 three-pointers compared to seven by the Commodores … Vanderbilt is now 6-0 when it makes fewer three-pointers than its opponent. • Vanderbilt is 4-2 this season on national TV.
First Half Notes – Florida 44, Vanderbilt 42 • Florida made its first five shot attempts and held a 12-10 lead at the first media timeout (15:08). • The Gators held a 5-0 lead to open the game and extended its lead to seven, 9-2, at the 17:07 mark. • With Vanderbilt trailing 9-4 with 16:00 to play in the half, John Jenkins came off the bench to hit two consecutive three-pointers to pull within, two, 12-10. • Vanderbilt took its first lead of the game, 16-14, at the 14:12 mark when Jermaine Beal knocked down his second three-pointer in a row for a 6-0 run. • A three-pointer by Lance Goulbourne with 13:20 to play extended Vanderbilt’s lead to five, 19-14, and run to 9-0. • Both teams started the game on fire from the floor … With 11:31 to play in the game, Vanderbilt had made 57.1 percent (8-of-14) of its shots, while Florida had made 72.7 percent (8-of-11) of its. • With Vanderbilt leading 22-21 with 11:08 to play a basket by Florida’s Chandler Parsons sparked an 8-0 Florida run to give the Gators a seven-point lead, 29-22, with 9:47 to play … Erving Walker hit two three-pointers during the run. • With Florida leading 31-24, a basket by Jeffery Taylor with 8:28 to play triggered a 9-0 run by the Commodores to take a 33-31 lead with 5:44 to play. • Ties: 5 • Lead changes: 6 • Largest lead: VU – 5, 13:21; UF – 7, 17:10 • Jermaine Beal led Vanderbilt with 10 points at the half … It was the second straight game he has reached double figures in the first half. • Vanderbilt outscored UF 12-2 off turnovers and 16-8 in the paint. • Vanderbilt had just three turnovers in the first half, compared to six by Florida. • Vanderbilt shot 51.9 percent from the floor (14-of-27), while Florida shot 55.2 percent (16-of-29) … Florida also shot 57.1 percent from three (8-of-14) compared to 31.3 percent by VU (5-of-16). • Vanderbilt attempted 14 free throws in the first half, making nine, while Florida made all four of its attempts.
Second Half Notes • With Florida leading 44-42 at the half scored six of the first eight points of the half to take a 48-46 lead with 18:18 to play. • A.J. Ogilvy scored the first eight points of the second half for Vanderbilt. • Florida led 53-52 before a basket by John Jenkins with 15:36 to play triggered an 8-2 run by the Commodores, giving them a 60-55 lead. • A basket by Festus Ezeli with 14:34 gave Vanderbilt a 56-65 lead in what was the 11th lead change of the game and fifth of the half. • With Vanderbilt holding a 60-59 lead, the Commodores scored seven straight points to take an eight-point lead, 67-59, with 10:13 to play … The eight-point lead was VU’s largest of the game at that point. • Vanderbilt held a 71-64 lead with 7:58 to play in the half following an 11-5 run. • A three-point play by Steve Tchiengang gave Vanderbilt its largest lead of the game (10 points), 76-66, with 6:43 to play. • With Vanderbilt holding a 76-66 lead, Florida scored six straight to pull within four before a three-pointer by Lance Goulbourne extended VU’s lead to seven (79-72) with 5:02 to play. • Ties: 2 • Lead changes: 5 • Largest lead: VU – 11, 1:10 in 2nd half; UF – 4, 19:43 • Vanderbilt shot 53.1 percent from the floor (17-of-32) in the half. • Florida shot 50 percent from the floor (13-of-26) in the half. Individual Notes • With the win, Head Coach Kevin Stallings is now 201-131 at Vanderbilt … He is second in school history in career wins and trails only Roy Skinner (278 wins) … With the team’s win against Manhattan on Dec. 30, Stallings moved into second place among all-time wins leaders at Vanderbilt, surpassing Bob Polk’s 197 wins. • Andre Walker finished the game with 8 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists and three steals … The seven assists were a career high, topping the six he had against Auburn on March 13, 2008 … Walker’s three assists also tied a career high (St. Mary’s, 11/20/09) … It was the second time this season and in his career that Walker reached double digits in rebounds. • A.J. Ogilvy scored a game high 24 points and now has 1,225 for his career, which ranks 23rd in school history … With 24 points, he surpassed Al Rochelle (1,206) and Thorpe Weber (1,209) for 23rd place … Ogilvy now trails Jeff Turner (1,271) for 22nd in school history. • It was Ogilvy’s third 20 point game of the season and 21st of his career … Ogilvy has scored in double figures in 68 of 78 career games … It was the sixth game in a row that he scored in double figures and the 10th time this season he has accomplished that feat. • Ogilvy made 10-of-12 free-throw attempts … It was the third time this season Ogilvy has made 10 or more free throws in a game. • Jermaine Beal scored a season-high 22 points to reach the 20-point plateau for the first time this season and fifth time in his career … His previous season best was 18 against Arizona (Nov. 25) … Beal reached double figures in scoring for the 12th time this season and 47th time in his career. • Beal finished 8-of-8 from the line … It was the most free throws in a game for him since making 8-of-9 against South Carolina on Feb. 28, 2009 … Beal went 10-for-10 from the line on Feb. 17, 2009 against Kentucky. • Beal finished the game with five assists and ranks eighth in school history with 366 career assists … Russell Lakey (2000-04) is seventh in school history with 369 assists. • The 14 field-goal attempts by Beal tied a career high … He also had 14 shots at Illinois earlier this year. • Jeffery Taylor scored 14 points to reach double figures for the 11th time this season and 33rd time in his career. • John Jenkins scored 13 points to reach double figures in scoring for the 10th time in his career … Jenkins has now scored in double figures in seven of the last seven games. • With three three-pointers (3-of-7), John Jenkins has now made at least three three-pointers in six consecutive games. • Jenkins has now made 59.4 percent (22-of-37) of his three-pointers in the last six games.