Career Starts: Tinsley 112, Jenkins 61, Taylor 120, Goulbourne 43, and Ezeli 55.
Despite the loss, Vanderbilt still holds a 63-60 advantage in the career series. Florida leads the series, 41-20, in Gainesville.
Stallings has a 375-218 record as a head coach, and is 252-155 with the Commodores. He is 7-20 all-time against Florida.
Florida has won four consecutive games in the series, dating back to the 2010-11 season (3 wins last year in 2010-11, 1 in 2011-12).
Vanderbilt moves to 4-3 in true road games on the season.
Vanderbilt has lost two consecutive games for the first time since losing back-to-back games against Xavier on November 28 (L, 70-82, OT) and at Louisville on December 2 (L, 60-62, OT).
The Commodores were outrebounded by Florida, 39-34, including 14-10 on the offensive glass. Vanderbilt is now 2-6 when outrebounded by their opponent.
Taylor’s three-pointer with 15:44 to play in the first half increased the Commodores’ consecutive game streak with a three-pointer to 819.
Vanderbilt’s bench was outscored, 18-2, by the Gators. For the season, VU’s opponents are outscoring the Commodore reserves by a total of 417-289.
Florida made 11 threes against Vanderbilt, compared to only eight for the Commodores. VU falls to 3-4 on the season when opponents make more threes.
The 11 threes made by the Gators was a season-high by an opponent this year.
Vanderbilt committed 17 turnovers against the Gators, and UF converted those turnovers into 19 points. VU had 14 points off of Gator turnovers.
VU outscored Florida, 26-16, in points in the paint.
Vanderbilt trailed at the half, 37-34, only the second time this season VU has trailed at the midway point. The game against Cleveland State was the only other time this year (24-37).
VU is 0-2 in games in which they trail at the half, 0-3 in games in which they trail with five minutes to play, and 0-5 in games in which they trail with two minutes to go in regulation.
Vanderbilt moves to 6-6 in nationally televised broadcasts this season and 8-7 overall in televised games.
Taylor led the Commodores with 25 points on 7-12 shooting. Taylor was also 4-7 from three on the day.
Taylor has scored 20 or more points for the sixth time this season and 17th time in his career. The four threes made against Florida is a new season-high and ties a career-high he set last year against South Carolina (2/5).
Taylor also had four steals.
Jenkins scored 15 points and connected on three threes against the Gators. He has scored in double figures for 56 straight games, and 75 times in his career.
With three three-pointers in the game, Jenkins has now made a three in 43 straight games.
Jenkins has now made three or more threes in a game 18 times this season and 49 times in his career.
Festus Ezeli scored 11 points for Vanderbilt, his sixth game in double figures this year and 33rd of his career.
Lance Goulbourne pulled down 11 rebounds, his fifth double-digit rebound game of the year and 14th of his career.
Brad Tinsley, the SEC leader in league games only in assists, dished out six assists.
Jeffery Taylor’s 25 points moved him past Mike Rhodes (1978-81) and Ronnie McMahon (1992-95) on Vanderbilt’s all-time scoring list with 1,723 points. Taylor is now fourth on the list, and trails Phil Cox (1982-85) by one point for third on the list.
Taylor surpassed Clyde Lee (1964-66) for fifth on the all-time free throws made list. Taylor now has 431. Taylor is now one free throw attempt shy from tying Lee for third on the free-throw attempt list with 610 career attempts.
Brad Tinsley is now third on Vanderbilt’s all-time assist list with 439 career assists. He surpassed Kevin Anglin (1990-93), who finished his career with 435 assists.