Vanderbilt 73, Georgia 66
January 12, 2011 - Memorial Gymnasium - Nashville, Tenn.
Vanderbilt started junior Brad Tinsley and sophomore John Jenkins at guard, juniors Jeffery Taylor and Lance Goulbourne at forward and junior Festus Ezeli at center.
The Commodores are now 2-2 when stating this lineup
Taylor has now started all 78 games of his career.
Tinsley made his 70th start, Ezeli his 26th, Jenkins his 20th and Goulbourne his fourth.
Vanderbilt moves to 84-48 against Georgia while holding a 52-13 record whining playing in Nashville.
Head coach Kevin Stallings improves to 14-10 against the Bulldogs.
The Commodores won the opening tip and are now 11-1 when doing so.
Vanderbilt moves to 9-0 when playing in Memorial Gym this season.
Jeffery Taylor made a three-pointer early in the first half to extend Vanderbilt's consecutive games streak with a three-point basket to 777 games.
The Commodores outshot the Bulldogs 46.7% (14-30) to 40.6% (13-32) in the first half and move to 7-1 on the season when doing so.
The Vanderbilt starters accounted for 68 of the 73 points.
For the fourth time this season, Vanderbilt had a season-high eight steals.
The Commodores had a season-low eight assists.
Vanderbilt won the opening tip
Lance Goulbourne made a layup at the 19:30 mark to record the first points of the game.
Jeffery Taylor hit a three-point bucket with 17:17 remaining to give Vanderbilt a 12-7 lead and keep the three-point streak alive.
With 13:49 remaining, Jeffery Taylor put in a dunk to take a 19-15 lead.
Festus Ezeli made a fade-away jumper over a Georgia defender to give Vanderbilt a 24-20 lead at the 10:37 mark.
Rod Odom scored the first points for the bench when he hit a three-point field goal with 7:56 remaining in the half to put the Commodores up 30-22.
Brad Tinsley hit two free throws to give Vanderbilt a 36-30 lead with 1:58 remaining.
With 1:20 remaining, Festus Ezeli made a layup to give Vanderbilt its first field goal since the 6:09 mark.
Jeffery Taylor leads the Commodores in scoring with 11 points while Festus Ezeli has the high in rebounds with six.
Only six players scored for Vanderbilt, including all five starters while Rod Odom had the only bench points.
Vanderbilt heads into the half with a 40-32 lead.
Lead changes: 0
Largest lead: Vanderbilt 11
Jeffery Taylor scored Vanderbilt's first points of the half when he made a layup at the 19:15 mark.
Festus Ezeli was fouled while putting in a layup and made the following free throw to give him ten points and the Commodores a 49-39 lead.
With 15:22 remaining Kyle Fuller notched two free throws - the first of his career - to give the Commodores a 51-41 lead.
John Jenkins hit a three-pointer over a Bulldog defender to give the Commodores a 56-47 lead with 13:20 remaining.
Brad Tinsley drove the lane and made a layup to give the Commodores a 65-57 lead with 7:22 left in the game.
Brad Tinsley and Jeffery Taylor are the only two players to make an assist in all 15 games this season.
Tinsley has made an assist in 26 consecutive games, dating back to the Tennessee game on February 9 last season.
Kyle Fuller made his first free throw of his career with 15:22 remaining in the second half.
Festus Ezeli recorded his third-career double-double by scoring 18 points and grabbing eight boards. All three double-doubles have come this season.
Ezeli matched a career-high in steals with four with the last time coming against Belmont on December 4, 2010.
Lance Goulbourne's 10 rebounds marked the third time in his career and second-consecutive game he has had double-digit rebounds.
John Jenkins has scored in double-digits in all 14 games he has played in this season.