Vanderbilt 90, Tennessee 71 February 9, 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 18th time this season and 11th straight game that Vanderbilt used this starting lineup … Vanderbilt is 14-4 with this starting lineup. • Taylor made his 54th consecutive start and has started every game of his career … Tinsley made the 51st start of his career and 34th 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 88th of his career … The start by Walker was the 23rd of his career and 22nd in 23 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 11th game in a row after not starting the previous four games … Ogilvy made his 18th start of the season and 79th of his career. The Sydney, Australia native has started in 79 of his 86 career games.
Postgame Notes • Vanderbilt improved to 18-5, 7-2 SEC on the season, while Tennessee fell to 18-5, 6-3 SEC … Vanderbilt has now won 17 in a row at Memorial Gym, including all 12 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 177th all-time between Vanderbilt and Tennessee … Tennessee leads the all-time series 108-69 … Vanderbilt defeated Tennessee 85-76 on Jan. 27, 2010 in Knoxville … Vanderbilt last defeated Tennessee at Memorial Gym on Feb. 26, 2008 when Tennessee was ranked No. 1. • Vanderbilt swept Tennessee during the regular season for the first time since the 2004-05 season. • Vanderbilt now leads the all-time series at Memorial Gym 51-36 … Kevin Stallings is 11-12 all-time and 6-5 at Memorial Gym against Tennessee. • With Jermaine Beal’s three-pointer with 13:30 remaining in the first half, Vanderbilt extended its consecutive games streak with at least one three-pointer made to 752 … 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 (760) has a longer streak than Vanderbilt. • Vanderbilt is 81-200 all-time against ranked opponents … Under Kevin Stallings, Vanderbilt is 26-46 …Vanderbilt is 2-1 this season against ranked opponents with both wins coming against Tennessee … Vanderbilt defeated No. 14 Tennessee, 85-76, on Jan. 27, 2010. • The 19-point win by Vanderbilt was its largest margin of victory against Tennessee since a 25-point win (88-63) at Knoxville on Jan. 8, 2005 … The 19-point win was VU’s largest against UT at Memorial Gym since a 108-68 win during the 1990-91 season. • The 90 points by Vanderbilt were its most since scoring 95 against Florida on Jan. 9, 2010. • The 90 points scored were the most the Commodores have scored against Tennessee since also scoring 90 during the 1992-93 season. • Tonight’s crowd of 14,316 was the third straight home sellout of the season. • Vanderbilt set a season high by making 37-of-43 free throws (86%) … Its previous season high was 26 against Florida and Missouri … The 37 free throws made topped last years season high of 32 against Kentucky on Feb. 17, 2009 … The 43 attempts also topped the previous season high of 37 at Alabama. • Vanderbilt is now 12-2 when leading at the half this season. • Vanderbilt’s 7-2 record in the SEC is its best start in league play since also starting 7-2 during the 1992-93 season. • The win also moved VU’s record to 4-0 at home in SEC play for the first time since the 2007-08 season when Vanderbilt finished undefeated at home. • Vanderbilt shot 47.1 percent (24-of-51) from the floor compared to 40.0 percent (26-65) by Tennessee … Vanderbilt has outshot its opponent in every home game this season. • Vanderbilt has outshot its opponents in all but five games this season … In those five games, Vanderbilt lost four times … The only game it won when being outshot was at Alabama … The only game it lost when it outshot its opponent was at Kentucky. • Vanderbilt shot 33.3 percent (5-of-15) from three compared to 35.3 percent by Tennessee (6-of-17). • VU is now 17-3 when shooting at least 40 percent from the field. • VU is now 10-1 when it makes fewer three than its opponent. • Vanderbilt is 14-1 when it’s scored 70 or more points. • Vanderbilt committed 15 turnovers compared to 14 by UT … VU is now 7-1 this season when it commits more turnovers than its opponent … VU has won its last three games when it has had more miscues than its opponent (Tennessee 2x and Mississippi State). • Vanderbilt outrebounded Tennessee 40-31 and is now 11-0 when outrebounding its opponent.
First Half Notes –Vanderbilt 44, Tennessee 27 • Vanderbilt began the game by scoring the first six points to take a 6-0 lead following a dunk by Jeffery Taylor with 16:39 to play. • Following a basket by Bobby Maze with 16:12 to play, Vanderbilt scored the next four points to extend its lead to eight, 10-2. • A pair of free throw by UT’s Wayn Chism cut VU’s lead to six, 10-4, before the Commodores scored nine straight points to extend their lead to 15, 19-4, with 12:44 to play. • Vanderbilt opened the game 8-of-11 (72.7 percent) from the floor, while Tennessee started 2-of-11 (18.2 percent). • Vanderbilt stretched its lead to 16, 22-6, following a basket by Lance Goulbourne with 11:58 to play in the half. • With 12:14 to play in the half, Tennessee’s bench was assessed with a technical foul • With 9:49 to play in the half, A.J. Ogilvy picked up a technical foul • Leading 24-10, Vanderbilt scored six straight points to extend its lead to 20, 30-10, following a pair of free throws by Jeffery Taylor with 8:46 to play. • With 7:35 to play in the half, Vanderbilt was shooting 60 percent (9-of-15) from the floor, while Tennessee was just shooting 17.6 percent (3-of-17). • With Vanderbilt holding a 30-10 lead, a three-pointer by UT’s Wayne Chism with 7:44 triggered a 7-0 run to pull UT within 13, 30-17, with 6:36 to play. • Tennessee extended its run to 15-6 to cut VU’s lead to nine, 36-25, with 3:05 to play. • The nine-point lead was VU’s smallest since leading by eight, 12-4, with 14:13 to play. • With UT cutting into VU’s lead, the Commodores closed the half on an 8-2 run to extend its lead to 17, 44-27, at intermission. • The 44 points at the half were the most by VU since scoring the same number of points against Southern Miss on Jan. 2. • The 44 points were also the most in a half since scoring 54 in the second half at Tennessee on Jan. 27. • Jeffery Taylor led Vanderbilt with 16 points and went 8-of-8 from the foul line … The 16 first-half points were the most by Taylor this season, topping the 12 he scored against Missouri … It is the seventh time this season he has reached double figures in the first half. • Vanderbilt shot 52.2 percent (12-of-23) from the floor, while Tennessee shot 37.0 percent (10-of-27) • Vanderbilt made 18-of-21 free throws in the first half (85.7%), while UT made 6-of-7 attempts (85.7%). • VU has now led at the half in three straight games • Ties: 0 • Lead changes: 0 • Largest lead: VU – 20, 8:46; UT – N/A • Vanderbilt outrebounded UT 19-9 in the first half.
Second Half Notes • Tennessee opened the half by going on a 9-2 run to pull within 10, 46-36, with 17:00 to play. • TN cut VU’s lead to 10, 46-36, with 17:00 to play before VU went on a 20-3 or 17-1 run to extend its lead to 25, 66-39, with 13:05 to play … The 27-point lead was VU’s largest of the game. • After VU built a 27-point lead with 13:05 to play, the two teams exchanged baskets through the under four-minute media timeout (3:32) with UT outscoring VU 22-18 to make the score 82-61. • Ties: 0 • Lead changes: 0 • Largest lead: VU – 27, 12:38 in 2nd half; UT – N/A • Vanderbilt shot 42.9 percent from the floor (12-of-28) in the half. • UT shot 42.1 percent from the floor (16-of-38) in the half.
Individual Notes • With the win, Head Coach Kevin Stallings is now 207-133 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. • Jeffery Taylor scored a career high 26 points to reach the 20-point plateau for the fourth time this season and sixth time in his career … Taylor’s previous season high was 21 against Western Kentucky on Dec. 11, while his previous career high was 23 points at South Carolina in 2009 … He reached double figures in scoring for the 18th time this season and 39th time in his career … It was the first time he’s reached double figures since scoring 10 at Kentucky Jan. 30. • Taylor finished 12-of-12 from the free-throw line to become just the fourth player to make all of his attempts when attempting at least 10 free throws … Matt Freije owns the school record by making 18-of-18 against Indiana on Nov. 23, 2003 … Earlier this season Taylor set the Memorial Gym record for the highest field-goal percentage in a game. • The 12 free throws made were the most by a Commodores since A.J. Ogilvy had 13 against DePaul on Dec. 5, 2009. • Jermaine Beal scored 20 points and now 1,109 in his career, which ranks 32nd in school history … Beal trails Mario Moore (1,137) points for 31st in school history … 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 20th time this season and 55th time in his career … Beal has now reached double figures in 11 straight games … It was the eighth time in his career that he has scored at least 20 points … It is the fourth time this season he has scored 20 points. • With Beal and Taylor scoring 20 or more points it is the first time two Commodores have accomplished this feet since Jan. 9, 2010 against Florida. • By reaching 20 or more points in two straight game, Beal became the first Commodore to do so since Taylor did against WKU and TSU earlier this year. • In Vanderbilt’s last five games Beal is averaging 20.4 points. • Beal has made at least three three-pointers in five straight games and one three-pointer in 16 straight games. • Beal finished the game with three assists and ranks seventh in school history with 385 career assists … Drew Maddux (1994-98) is sixth in school history with 394 assists. • Beal tied a season high with four steals … He also had four thefts against Cincinnati. • A.J. Ogilvy scored 11 points and now has 1,334 for his career, which is 18th in school history … Ogilvy trails Butch Feher (1,345) for 17th. • Ogilvy has scored in double figures in 75 of 86 career games … It was the 17th time this season he has reached double figures.