Vanderbilt 82, Auburn 74 January 23, 2010 • Memorial Gym - Nashville, Tenn. Attendance: 14,316
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 13th time this season and sixth straight game that Vanderbilt used this starting lineup ... Vanderbilt is 11-2 with this starting lineup. • Taylor made his 49th consecutive start and has started every game of his career ... Tinsley made the 46th start of his career and 29th 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 83rd of his career ... The start by Walker was the 18th of his career and 17th in 18 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 sixth game in a row after not starting the previous four games ... Ogilvy made his 13th start of the season and 74th of his career. The Sydney, Australia native has started in 74 of his 82 career games.
Postgame Notes • Vanderbilt improved to 15-3, 4-0 SEC on the season, while Auburn fell to 10-10, 1-4 SEC ... Vanderbilt has now won 15 in a row at Memorial Gym, including all 10 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. • Today's meeting was the 131st all-time between Vanderbilt and Auburn ... Vanderbilt leads the all-time series 80-51 ... Vanderbilt has won four straight in the series, including five in a row at Memorial Gym ... Vanderbilt has won six of the last seven meetings. • Vanderbilt now leads the all-time series at Memorial Gym 46-16 ... Vanderbilt's last loss to Auburn at Memorial Gym was during the 1999-2000 season ... Kevin Stallings is 8-5 all-time against Auburn. • With Jermaine Beal's three-pointer with 18:24 remaining in the first half, Vanderbilt extended its consecutive games streak with at least one three-pointer made to 747 ... 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 (755) has a longer streak than Vanderbilt. • Today's crowd of 14,316 was the first home sellout of the season. • With the win, Vanderbilt improved to 4-0 in the SEC for the first time since the 1965-66 season when the Commodores started 5-0. • Vanderbilt trailed Auburn by 16 with 3:14 to play in the first half ... It tied for the largest deficit Vanderbilt has faced all season (Cincinnati and Illinois). • Before today's game the largest deficit VU had overcome in a win was 10 at Alabama. • After scoring just 32 points in the first half, Vanderbilt responded by scoring 50 in the second half. • Vanderbilt topped 50 percent shooting (53.7 percent) for the sixth time in the last seven games and for the 10th time this season ... Vanderbilt is 10-0 when shooting at least 50 percent from the floor. • Vanderbilt had its streak of outrebounding its last eight opponents come to end after Auburn outrebounded VU 33-28. • Vanderbilt is now 5-2 this season when trailing at the half ... The Commodores have trailed at the half in three of its last four games, including its last two at home. • Vanderbilt is 12-0 when it's scored 70 or more points. • Auburn made seven three-pointers compared to five by the Commodores ... Vanderbilt is now 8-0 when it makes fewer three-pointers than its opponent. • After being outscored 22-12 in the paint in the first half, VU outscored AU 32-12 in the paint in the second half.
First Half Notes -Auburn 43, Vanderbilt 32 • With the game tied at five, Auburn went on a 15-5 run to take a 20-10 lead with 13:23 to play ... During the run the Tigers had one four-point and a three-point play. • The 10-point lead by Auburn was VU's largest home deficit so far this season ... The largest previous home deficit was seven points with 17:10 to play in the first half against Florida on Jan. 9. • VU's largest deficit in a win this year was 10 at Alabama on Jan. 13. • With Auburn leading 20-10, a basket by John Jenkins with 13:08 to play triggered a 7-0 run to pull Vanderbilt within three, 20-17, with 16:46 to play. • At the 7:48 mark of the first half, Auburn had outscored VU 16-6 in the paint. • After VU pulled within three, 20-17, with 16:46 to play, Auburn went on a 13-2 run to take its largest lead of the game -- 14 (33-19) -- following a three-pointer Dewayne Reed with 5:47 remaining. • After Auburn held a 14-point lead with 5:47 to play, VU scored six straight points to cut the Tigers' lead to eight, 33-25, before Auburn scored eight straight points to take its largest lead of the game, 16 (41-25), with 3:11 to play. • With Auburn leading by 16 with 3:11 to play in the half, VU closed the half on a 7-2 run to pull within 11, 43-32. • It is the second straight home game Vanderbilt has trailed at the half. • Ties: 1 • Lead changes: 0 • Largest lead: VU - N/A; AU - 16, 3:11 • Brad Tinsley led Vanderbilt with 11 points at the half. • Vanderbilt shot 42.3 percent from the floor, while Auburn shot 53.3 percent. • Auburn outscored VU 22-12 in the paint and 10-0 in second-chance points. • Auburn outrebounded VU 22-10
Second Half Notes • With Auburn leading by 11 at the half, Vanderbilt went on an 14-6 run to open the half and pull within three, 49-46, following a three-point play by Jeffery Taylor with 15:29 to play ... During the run VU hit the first six shots it attempted in the half. • Auburn held a 53-48 lead at the 12:45 mark of the half before a put-back by Jeffery Taylor after a missed free throw by Ogilvy sparked a 7-0 run, which gave VU its first lead of the game, 55-53, following a three-pointer by John Jenkins with 11:36 to play. • Vanderbilt outscored Auburn 23-10 through the first nine minutes of the half. • Vanderbilt was leading by one, 55-54, with 11:12 to play before going on an 8-2 run to extend its lead to seven, 63-56, with 8:15 to play. • VU extended its lead to 11, 71-60, with 4:30 play after going on an 8-0 run. • Ties: 0 • Lead changes: 1 • Largest lead: VU - 12, 2:25 in 2nd half; AU - 13, 19:39 • Vanderbilt shot 64.3 percent from the floor (18-of-28) in the half. • Auburn shot 37.5 percent from the floor (9-of-24) in the half.
Individual Notes • With the win, Head Coach Kevin Stallings is now 204-131 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. • Brad Tinsley finished the game with a season-high 15 points, including 11 in the first half to reach double figures in scoring for the fourth time this season and 24th time in his career ... Tinsley's previous high was 14 against Mercer. • A.J. Ogilvy scored 17 points and now has 1,277 for his career, which ranks 22nd in school history ... With 17 points, Ogilvy surpassed Jeff Turner (1,271) for 22nd and now trails Will Perdue for 21st (1,281) ... Barry Booker ranks 20th with 1,310 points. • Ogilvy has scored in double figures in 71 of 81 career games ... It was the ninth game in a row that he scored in double figures and the 13th time this season he has accomplished that feat. • Jermaine Beal scored 14 points to become the 40th player in school history to reach 1,000 in his career .... He entered the game seven points shy of 1,000 and now has 1,007 points ... Beal reached double figures in scoring for the 15th time this season and 50th time in his career. • Beal has made at least one three-pointer in 11 straight games. • Beal finished the game with five assists and ranks seventh in school history with 376 career assists ... Drew Maddux (1994-98) is sixth in school history with 394 assists. • Jeffery Taylor scored a team-high18 points to reach double figures for the 14th time this season and 36th time in his career. • Taylor finished the game 8-of-8 from the free-throw line.