Vanderbilt 89, St. Mary's 70
January 22, 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 4-3 when stating this lineup.
Taylor has now started all 81 games of his career.
Tinsley made his 73rd start, Ezeli his 29th, Jenkins his 23rd and Goulbourne his seventh.
Vanderbilt improves to 2-0 against St. Mary's with this being the Commodores first victory to the Gaels in Memorial Gym.
The Commodores won the opening tip and are 13-1 when doing so.
Early in the first half, Jeffery Taylor made a three-point basket to extend Vanderbilt's consecutive game streak with a three-pointer to 780 games.
The 19-point win matches the third largest margin of victory over a ranked opponent in the Stallings era. The Commodores beat No. 12 Tennessee 90-71 on February 19, 2010, No. 10 Alabama 94-73 on January 17, 2007, and No. 24 LSU 74-54 on February 21, 2004 with all four games taking place in Memorial Gym.
This marked the largest margin of victory over a ranked non-conference foe in the Stallings era.
Vanderbilt has now won 21 consecutive games against non-conference opponents and finished the season 9-0 against non-conference foes.
The Commodores are now 6-8 under coach Stallings when playing ranked non-conference opponents.
Stallings moves to 3-1 this season when playing ranked opponents with this being the largest margin of victory, topping the previous high of seven set against No. 24 Georgia and No. 8 North Carolina.
After going 11-for-22 from beyond the arc, Vanderbilt moves to 4-0 when shooting 50% from the three-point line this season.
Vanderbilt's 23 turnovers matched a season high set against Western Kentucky on December 1, 2010.
The 11 three-point field goals are the most since making 13 against Southeastern Louisiana on December 18, 2010.
Vanderbilt outshot St. Mary's 50% (13-26) to 46.4% (13-28) in the first half and move to 9-2 when doing so.
When shooting 50% or better in the first half, the `Dores are 7-1.
Vanderbilt won the opening tipoff.
Lance Goulbourne recorded the first points of the game by making two free throws at the 19:35 mark.
Jeffery Taylor hit a three-pointer at the 15:22 mark to continue the three-point streak and give Vanderbilt an 11-10 lead.
With 12:07 remaining in the half, Taylor made a three-point bucket to cut the Gaels lead to 19-16.
Kyle Fuller hit a mid-range jumper to record the first bench points for Vanderbilt at the 8:32 mark.
After St. Mary's received a technical foul with 7:29 remaining, John Jenkins made a free throw to tie the game at 23.
Vanderbilt took a 26-23 lead when Jenkins hit a three-pointer with 6:57 remaining.
The Commodores went on a three and a half minute, 13-2 run to take a 29-23 lead with six minutes remaining.
Vanderbilt ended the half on a 27-7 run highlighted by four three-point field goals in a span of eight and a half minutes.
Jeffery Taylor led the Commodores in scoring with 10 points while Lance Goulbourne had a team-high five rebounds.
The bench accounted for five of Vanderbilt's 43 first half points.
Lead changes: 4
Largest lead: Vanderbilt 15, St. Mary's 6
The Commodores head into the half leading 43-28.
Brad Tinsley made a layup at the 18:45 mark to record Vanderbilt's first points of the second half.
John Jenkins made his third three-pointer of the game with 14:56 remaining to give Vanderbilt a 50-42 lead.
Brad Tinsley made a three-pointer over a St. Mary's defender to give Vanderbilt a 72-60 lead with 6:40 remaining.
Lead Changes: 0
Largest lead: Vanderbilt 21
For the second-straight game, Lance Goulbourne had a double-double, scoring 15 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.
Goulbourne was perfect from the line, going 4-for-4, for the fifth time this season.
Steve Tchiengang made his first three-point basket since recording two against Davidson on January 2.
Brad Tinsley is the only player for Vanderbilt to make an assist in all 18 games this season.
Tinsley has made an assist in 29 consecutive games, dating back to the Tennessee game on February 9 last season.
Tinsley reached the free throw line a career-high 10 times and matched his career-high for free throws made with eight.
John Jenkins has recorded a three-point basket in nine consecutive games.
Jordan Smart saw game action for the first time since recording 16 minutes against Davidson on January 2.