Vanderbilt 75, Mississippi State 72 February 3, 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 16th time this season and ninth straight game that Vanderbilt used this starting lineup … Vanderbilt is 13-3 with this starting lineup. • Taylor made his 52nd consecutive start and has started every game of his career … Tinsley made the 49th start of his career and 32nd 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 86th of his career … The start by Walker was the 21st of his career and 20th in 21 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 ninth game in a row after not starting the previous four games … Ogilvy made his 16th start of the season and 77th of his career. The Sydney, Australia native has started in 77 of his 85 career games.
Postgame Notes • Vanderbilt improved to 17-4, 6-1 SEC on the season, while Mississippi State fell to 16-6, 4-3 SEC … Vanderbilt has now won 16 in a row at Memorial Gym, including all 11 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 115th all-time between Vanderbilt and Mississippi State … Vanderbilt leads the all-time series 72-43 … Mississippi State won the only meeting between the two schools last year (73-66) … Vanderbilt has won three straight against Mississippi State in Memorial Gym … The last home loss was a 72-69 setback during the 2003-04 season … Entering tonight, the teams had split their previous six games. • Vanderbilt now leads the all-time series at Memorial Gym 44-8 … Kevin Stallings is 6-7 all-time and 4-2 at Memorial Gym against Mississippi State. • With Jermaine Beal’s three-pointer with 18:45 remaining in the first half, Vanderbilt extended its consecutive games streak with at least one three-pointer made to 750 … 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 (758) has a longer streak than Vanderbilt. • Before leading 38-31 at the half, VU had trailed at intermission in three straight games and five of its previous six SEC games. • Vanderbilt is now 11-1 when leading at the half this season. • With the win Vanderbilt moved to 6-1 in the SEC for the first time since the 1992-93 season when the Commodores lost the first game of league play before winning six in a row. • The win also moved VU’s record to 3-0 at home in SEC play for the first time since the 2007-08 season when Vanderbilt finished undefeated at home. • Tonight’s crowd of 14,316 was the second straight home sellout of the season. • Vanderbilt shot 44.6 (25-of-56) percent from the floor compared to just 35.3 (24-of-68) percent by MSU … VU is now 16-3 when shooting at least 40 percent from the field. • Mississippi State attempted 34 three-pointers, making nine of them … The 34 three-pointers taken by Mississippi State were more than any VU opponent this season … The previous high was 27 by Florida on Jan. 9 … The last time the two teams met in Memorial Gym (3/5/08), Vanderbilt attempted a Memorial Gym record 38 threes. • Vanderbilt made 6-of-11 three-pointers (54.5 percent) and is now 9-1 when it makes fewer threes than its opponent. • Vanderbilt had four players reach double figures in scoring … It marked the eighth game in a row VU has had at least four players in doubles figures … Reaching double figures tonight were Jermaine Beal (17), A.J. Ogilvy (16), John Jenkins (12) and Brad Tinsley (11). • Vanderbilt is 13-0 when it’s scored 70 or more points. • Vanderbilt committed 17 turnovers compared to 15 by MSU … VU is now 6-1 this season when it commits more turnovers than its opponent … VU has won its last two games when it has had more miscues than its opponent (Tennessee and Mississippi State) • Vanderbilt outscored MSU 14-4 on fastbreak points.
First Half Notes –Vanderbilt 38, Mississippi State 31 • Vanderbilt opened the game by taking a 5-0 lead following two free throws by Brad Tinsley and a three-pointer by Jermaine Beal. • The Commodores would extend their lead to six, 9-3, following a basket by Jeffery Taylor with 15:42 to play. • Three of Mississippi State’s first four baskets were three-pointers. • With VU holding an 11-6 lead at the 14:52 mark, MSU went on a 7-2 run to produce the first tie of the game, 13-13, with 12:59 to play. • MSU took its first lead of the game, 15-13, following a basket by Barry Stewart with 12:01 to play. • After the game was tied at 13, neither team was able to gain separation until a three-pointer by Jermaine Beal gave VU a five-point lead, 36-31, at the 1:16 mark. • Before Beal’s three, no team led by more than four points (VU) and the game featured six ties and six lead changes. • Beal followed his three-pointer by making two of three free throw attempts with 39.5 seconds to play to give VU a 38-31 lead at the break. • The Commodores ended the half on a 9-2 run. • MSU went the last 4:03 of the half without a field goal. • The seven-point lead was Vanderbilt’s largest of the half. • Vanderbilt’s halftime lead ended a three-game streak of trailing at the half … Vanderbilt had also trailed at the half in its previous two games. • Ties: 6 • Lead changes: 6 • Largest lead: VU – 7, 39.5; MSU – 2, 12:03 • Jermaine Beal led Vanderbilt with 12 points at the half • Vanderbilt shot 44.4 percent from the floor, while Mississippi State shot 39.3 percent … VU made 42.9 percent of its three-pointers (3-of-7), while MSU made 27.8 percent of its three-pointers (5-of-18) • VU outscored MSU 12-3 in points off turnovers • Vanderbilt outrebounded MSU 20-14.
Second Half Notes • Vanderbilt opened the half by going on a 10-3 run to take a 48-34 lead, its largest of the game. • Trailing by 14, 48-34, MSU went on a 9-0 run to pull within five, 48-43, following a three-pointer by Dee Bost with 14:16 to play. • With MSU trailing by six, 51-45, Vanderbilt extended its lead to 11, 56-45 following a three-point play by A.J. Ogilvy, which capped an 8-2 run. • After MSU cut VU’s lead to six, 57-51, VU went on a 7-2 run to extend its lead to 11, 64-53, following a three-pointer with 6:39 to play. • After Festus Ezeli gave VU a 71-57 lead with 4:00 to play, MSU went on an 8-0 run to pull within six, 71-65, with 3:18 to play. • Beginning with 3:53 to play in the game, MSU went on a 15-2 run to pull within one (73-72) following a three-pointer by Dee Bost with 28.6 seconds to play. • MSU’s Barry Stewart began the run by scoring 11 straight points for the Bulldogs to pull them within five, 73-68, with 2:03 to play. • With VU holding a one-point lead John Jenkins was fouled with 6.8 remaining and converted both attempts to take a three-point lead. • Trailing by three the three pointer by MSU’s Dee Bost with two seconds left was short. • Ties: 0 • Lead changes: 0 • Largest lead: VU – 14, 17:38 in 2nd half; MSU – N/A • Vanderbilt shot 44.8 percent from the floor (13-of-29) in the half. • MSU shot 32.5 percent from the floor (13-of-40) in the half.
Individual Notes • With the win, Head Coach Kevin Stallings is now 206-132 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. • Jermaine Beal scored 17 points and now 1,068 in his career, which ranks 34th in school history … With his 17 points Beal surpassed Todd Milholland (1,053) for 34th … Bo Wyenandt is 33rd with 1,078 points … Against Auburn on Jan. 23 Beal became the 40th player in school history to reach 1,000 points in his career …. Beal reached double figures in scoring for the 18th time this season and 53rd time in his career … Beal has now reached double figures in nine straight games. • Over his last seven games, Beal is averaging 16.8 points per game. • Beal has made at least one three-pointer in 14 straight games. • Beal finished the game with two assists and ranks seventh in school history with 381 career assists … Drew Maddux (1994-98) is sixth in school history with 394 assists. • A.J. Ogilvy scored 16 points and now has 1,317 for his career, which is tied for 19th in school history with Frank Seckar … With 16 points, Ogilvy surpassed Barry Booker for 20th place (1,310 points). • Ogilvy has scored in double figures in 74 of 84 career games … It was the 12th game in a row that he scored in double figures and the 16th time this season he has accomplished that feat. • Brad Tinsley finished the game with 11 points to reach double figures in scoring for the sixth time this season and 26th time in his career … It is the third time in four games he has reached double figures. • John Jenkins scored 12 points to reach double figures for the 15th time this season … He has reached double figures in 11 of his last 12 games • Festus Ezeli set a career high with seven rebounds, topping his previous high of six against Georgia Tech on Dec. 6, 2008. • Jermaine Beal tied a season high with five rebounds … He previously had five against Missouri and Southern Miss. • MSU’s Jarvis Varnado finished the game with nine blocks … Vanderbilt’s school record for blocks in a game was seven by Will Perdue … It is the most blocks by an opponent since at least Dec. 29, 2006 when Alabama A&M’ Mickell Gladness had seven blocks. • Jarvis Varnado finished the game with 12 points, 14 rebounds and nine blocks … It was the second straight game an opponent registered a double-doubles.