Florida 65, Vanderbilt 61 (OT) February 1, 2011 • O’Connell Center – Gainesville, Fla. Attendance: 10,115
Starting Lineups • Vanderbilt started junior Brad Tinsley and sophomore guard John Jenkins at the two guard positions, junior Lance Goulbourne and freshman Rod Odom at forward, and junior Festus Ezeli at center. • Tinsley made his 76th start, Ezeli his 31st, Jenkins his 26th, Goulbourne his 11th, and Odom his fourth of his career. • This marked the first time in Jeffery Taylor’s career he has not started. Taylor had started in 83 straight games prior to Tuesday’s game.
Postgame Notes • Florida narrowed the Vanderbilt advantage in the overall series to 63-59. Florida now owns a 39-21 record against the Commodores in Gainesville. • Tuesday’s overtime game was Vanderbilt’s third of the season – the Commodores are 0-3 in those three games (at Missouri, at South Carolina, at Florida). • Vanderbilt head coach Kevin Stallings’ record against Florida moves to 7-17 overall and 2-10 at the O’Connell Center. • Vanderbilt is now 1-3 on the road in SEC play. Two of the losses have come in overtime. • Vanderbilt moves to 3-2 in 2010-11 against ranked teams. The other loss came at Missouri in overtime. • The Commodores outshot Florida, 37.5% to 36.7%, but the shooting percentage was the team’s second-lowest of the season (vs. West Virginia, .328). Vanderbilt is now 13-3 in games in which they outshoot their opponent. • Vanderbilt committed only nine turnovers against Florida, which tied a season-low. The Commodores also committed nine against Mississippi State, Davidson and Southeastern Louisiana. • The Gators attempted 26 (15-26) free throws to Vanderbilt’s 18 (13-18), the second consecutive game that has happened. Prior to Saturday’s game with Arkansas, Vanderbilt had shot more foul shots than their opponents in 10 straight contests. • Florida outrebounded Vanderbilt, 47-34, including 15-7 on the offensive glass. The Gators outscored the Commodores, 10-7, in second-chance points. • Both teams made six three’s on the night – it marks the third consecutive game that VU and their opponent have made the same number of threes (1-2). • The Commodores won the opening tip against Florida, and moves to 14-3 on the season when doing so. • Jeffery Taylor made a three-point basket at the 9:57 mark of the first half, which extended Vanderbilt’s consecutive games streak with a three-pointer to 783 games. • The 61 points scored was the second-lowest total of the year for the Commodores. VU scored 59 points in a 59-49 win over Nebraska on November 18. • Ties: 12; Lead changes: 13 • VU largest lead: 4 (1st half, 16:33). • Both teams had 26 points in the paint, Vanderbilt outscored Florida, 12-9, in points off of turnovers and 13-9 in bench points. Both teams had six fast-break points.
Individual Notes vs. Florida • John Jenkins scored a game-high 22 points. It marked his third consecutive 20+-point game, his 12th of the season, and 14th of his career. • Jenkins also tied his career-high in rebounds with six. He was also a perfect 4-of-4 from the free throw line. • Brad Tinsley tallied 15 points, four rebounds, and two assists. • Jenkins and Lance Goulbourne led the team in rebounding with six.