Feb. 2, 2013
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Alabama 58, Vanderbilt 54
February 2, 2013
Starters: Sheldon Jeter, Josh Henderson, Kedren Johnson, Kevin Bright and Dai-Jon Parker were the Vanderbilt starters. It was the first game this year that junior forward Rod Odom did not start.
Alabama regained the overall series lead, 66-65. It was also the Crimson Tide's first win at Memorial Gym since 1990. It was the Commodores' first loss to Alabama since the 2009 SEC Tournament in Tampa.
Coach Kevin Stallings' career record moves to 392-234 and his Vanderbilt record to 269-171.
Vanderbilt made a three-pointer for the 852nd 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.
The Commodores outshot Alabama, 48.7% to 38%, for the game, but the Tide attempted 11 more shot attempts. Vanderbilt moves to 6-2 on the season when outshooting their opponent.
Vanderbilt committed 17 turnovers on the day, compared to eight for Alabama, and the Crimson Tide converted those turnovers into 18 points.
Vanderbilt blocked eight shots as a team, which is tied for the second most this season.
The Commodores outrebounded Alabama 31-27. Vanderbilt is 6-2 this season when outrebounding its opponent.
As a team, Vanderbilt shot 53 percent from three-point range, which was a season-high.
Vanderbilt only attempted 39 field goals for the game, which was the second least this season.
Kedren Johnson recorded a career-high four blocked shots.
Johnson scored 15 points to lead Vanderbilt. He has scored in double-figures in 16-of-20 games this season.
Josh Henderson tied a career-high with two blocked shots.
Kyle Fuller scored 13 points, which marks the 10th time this season he has reached double-digits. He also made a career-high four three-pointers.