Vanderbilt 84, Ole Miss 74
January 19, 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 move to 3-3 when starting this lineup
Taylor has now started all 80 games of his career.
Tinsley made his 72nd start, Ezeli his 28th, Jenkins his 22nd and Goulbourne his sixth.
The Commodores move to 72-39 against Ole Miss and 47-5 when playing in Memorial Gym.
Kevin Stallings improves his record against the Rebels to 9-4 and 5-1 when playing in Nashville.
Lance Goulbourne hit a three-pointer early in the first half to extend Vanderbilt's consecutive game streak with a three-point basket to 779 games.
Five different Commodores scored in double-digits for the third time this season and the team moves to 3-0 when doing so.
For the 11th straight game Vanderbilt attempted more free-throws than its opponent dating back to the Western Kentucky game on December 1.
This marked the first time Vanderbilt has scored 80or more points since putting up 80 against Davidson on January 2.
The 84 points are the most the Commodores have scored against an SEC opponent since scoring 89 against Arkansas on February 27, 2010.
Vanderbilt moves to 3-0 when shooting 50% from the three-point line this season.
For the third time in the Stallings era a player recorded 16 rebounds. Lance Goulbourne joins Dawid Przybyszewski who did it against Toledo on November 19, 2004 and Anthony Williams who reached the mark against Western Kentucky on November 28, 2000.
For the seventh time this season the Commodores shot 50% or better from the field (13-for-26) in the first half and move to 6-1 when doing so.
Vanderbilt trailed at the half for the first time this season against an SEC opponent.
The 15 assists are the most Vanderbilt has had in an SEC game this season.
Vanderbilt's eight three-point field goals are the most in an SEC game since making nine against Georgia on March 1, 2010.
Vanderbilt won the opening tipoff and Jeffery Taylor hit a mid-range jumper at the 19:49 mark to record the first points of the game.
The Commodores move to 12-1 when winning the opening tip.
With 17:17 remaining, Lance Goulbourne hit a three-pointer to give the Commodores a 9-2 lead and extend the three-point streak.
Rod Odom made a jumper at the 11:36 mark to give Vanderbilt its first bench points of the game and take a 19-15 lead.
After being held scoreless for two minutes and trailing by three, Festus Ezeli got to the foul line and made both free throws to cut the Rebels lead to 34-33.
John Jenkins leads the team in scoring with 10 points while Jeffery Taylor has a team-high five assists and Lance Goulbourne had a team-high seven rebounds.
Lead changes: 1
Largest lead: Vanderbilt 9, Ole Miss 5
The Commodores head into the half trailing 42-39.
Festus Ezeli made two free throws at the 19:33 mark to give Vanderbilt its first points of the second half.
Trailing by one with 18:52 remaining, Ezeli put in basket under the hoop to give Vanderbilt a 43-42 lead.
With 16:16 remaining, Brad Tinsley drove the length of the floor and put in a layup to give the Commodores a 51-45 lead over the Rebels.
Lance Goulbourne made a free throw at the 11:34 mark to reach ten points and get his first double-double of the season.
John Jenkins hit a three-pointer with a few seconds on the shot clock and 5:35 remaining to give Vanderbilt a 68-66 lead.
Lead Changes: 3
Largest lead: Vanderbilt 10, Ole Miss 5
Lance Goulbourne recorded his first-career double-double with 14 points and 16 rebounds.
Goulbourne had a career-high 16 rebounds, topping his previous best of 14 set against South Carolina on January 8.
Goulbourne had a steal for the third consecutive game.
Jeffery Taylor's six assists matched a career-high set against Arkansas on March 8, 2009.
John Jenkins has now made a three-point basket in eight consecutive games.
Jenkins has scored in double-figures in all 16 games he has played in this season.
Tinsley has made an assist in 28 consecutive games, dating back to the Tennessee game on February 9 last season.
Festus Ezeli's 10 made free throws matched a career-high set against Belmont on December 4.