Vanderbilt moved to 27-24 all-time against South Carolina, with head coach Kevin Stallings now 14-13 all-time against the Gamecocks. VU has won four consecutive games in the overall series.
Stallings is now 391-231 in his 20-year career, and 277-168 at Vanderbilt (14 seasons).
Vanderbilt made a three-pointer for the 848th game in a row, which ranks second in the nation behind UNLV. VU has made a three in every game since the line's inception in the 1986-87 season.
Vanderbilt won its first SEC game of the season, and is now 1-3 in SEC play.
The Commodores shot 43.2% from the floor, and held South Carolina to 23.7% from the floor, its best defensive performance of the season. South Carolina was 14-59 from the floor for the game, and only 4-21 from beyond-the-arc (19%). VU is 6-0 this season when outshooting its opponent.
VU outrebounded South Carolina, 40-33, on the day, and outscored the Gamecocks, 8-7, in second-chance points. Vanderbilt is 5-1 this season when outrebounding their opponent.
Vanderbilt converted on a season-high 20 made free throws in the game and attempted a season-best 33 attempts from the charity stripe (60.6%).
The Commodores attempted only 13 threes, its second-fewest total of the season. Vanderbilt shot only 12 threes against MTSU on Dec. 21.
Vanderbilt leading scorer Kedren Johnson, who entered the game averaging 15.9 points per game, was held to only three points, all on free throws, but tied a career-high with eight rebounds and dished out four assists. Johnson's rebound total led the team.
Junior guard Kyle Fuller led the team in scoring with 12 points, while sophomore guard Dai-Jon Parker added 11 points, including a 6-7 mark at the charity stripe.
Freshman guard Kevin Bright scored eight points, had seven rebounds, and dished out three assists in 30 minutes of action.
Vanderbilt led for most of the contest, and had its biggest lead of 10 points at the 10:39 mark of the second half. The game featured three lead changes and two ties.
Both teams made more free throws than field goals. Vanderbilt made 20 free throws and 16 field goals, while South Carolina made 19 free throws and had 14 field goals.
South Carolina attempted 22 more shots than the Commodores (59-37).