Vanderbilt 77, LSU 69 February 13, 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 Steve Tchiengang started at forward and junior A.J. Ogilvy started at center … It was the first time this season and 16th time overall that Vanderbilt has used this starting lineup … Vanderbilt went 9-6 with this lineup during the 2008-09 season and is now 1-0 this season. • Steve Tchiengang was in the lineup for the Commodores due to an injury suffered by Andre Walker … Before today’s game, Vanderbilt had used the same starting lineup 11 straight games. • Taylor made his 55th consecutive start and has started every game of his career … Tinsley made the 52nd start of his career and 35th 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 89th of his career … Ogilvy started for the 12th game in a row after not starting the previous four games … Ogilvy made his 19th start of the season and 80th of his career. The Sydney, Australia native has started in 80 of his 87 career games.
Postgame Notes • Vanderbilt improved to 19-5, 8-2 SEC on the season, while LSU fell to 9-16, 0-11 SEC … Vanderbilt has now won 18 in a row at Memorial Gym, including all 13 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 105th all-time between Vanderbilt and LSU … Vanderbilt leads the all-time series 57-48 … Vanderbilt defeated LSU 75-67 in Baton Rouge last year in the team’s only meeting … Vanderbilt last defeated LSU 92-76 at Memorial Gym in 2008 … Vanderbilt has won four games in a row against LSU. • Vanderbilt now leads the all-time series at Memorial Gym 33-13 … Kevin Stallings is 8-6 all-time and 5-1 at Memorial Gym against Tennessee. • With Lance Goulbourne’s three-pointer with 12:12 remaining in the first half, Vanderbilt extended its consecutive games streak with at least one three-pointer made to 753 … 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 (761) has a longer streak than Vanderbilt. • With the win, Vanderbilt ended a streak of having six straight losses following games in which it had beaten Tennessee … The streak dated back to March 6, 2004 when VU followed a victory against Tennessee by losing to Georgia, 71-61. • Today’s crowd of 14,316 was the fourth straight home sellout of the season. • For the second game in a row, Vanderbilt attempted a season-high 43 free throws … Vanderbilt made 37 free throws against Tennessee (86%) compared to 31 against LSU (72.1 %). • Vanderbilt is now 7-3 and 5-0 at home when trailing at the half. • Vanderbilt’s 8-2 record in the SEC is its best start in league play since also starting 8-2 during the 1992-93 season. • The win also moved VU’s record to 5-0 at home in SEC play for the first time since the 2007-08 season when Vanderbilt finished undefeated at home. • Vanderbilt shot 44.4 percent (20-of-45) from the floor compared to 43.9 percent (25-57) by LSU … 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 35.3 percent (6-of-17) from three compared to 31.3 percent by LSU (5-of-16). • VU is now 18-3 when shooting at least 40 percent from the field. • Vanderbilt is 15-1 when it’s scored 70 or more points. • Vanderbilt committed 11 turnovers compared to 10 by LSU … VU is now 8-1 this season when it commits more turnovers than its opponent … VU has won its last four games when it has had more miscues than its opponent (Tennessee 2x, Mississippi State and LSU). • After shooting a season-low 29.6 percent in the first half, Vanderbilt shot 66.7 percent in the second half. • Vanderbilt is now 18-0 this season when leading with five minutes to go in the game.
First Half Notes –LSU 29, Vanderbilt 28 • Vanderbilt opened the game by taking a 5-0 lead. • LSU answered by scoring seven straight points to take a 7-5 lead in the game at th 16:43 mark. • LSU took a three-point lead, 9-6, its largest of the half following a basket by Tasmin Mitchell with 15:28 to play. • Vanderbilt regained the lead at 10-9, following a lay in by Tinsley and a pair of free throws by Taylor with 13:45 to play. • Storm Warren scored 10 of LSU’s first 15 points. • With the game tied at 13, LSU went on a 6-0 run to take a 19-13 lead with 10:43 to play … The six-point lead was its largest of the game at that point. • Vanderbilt opened the game by making 5 of its first 16 attempts (31.2 percent), while LSU was 9-of-17 (52.9 percent) over the same time. • Lance Goulbourne came off the bench to score six of Vanderbilt’s first 19 points • During a 15-9 run by LSU, Goulbourne scored six of Vanderbilt’s nine points. • 10 of Vanderbilt’s first 19 points were second-chance points. • With LSU leading 24-19 with 6:40 to play, VU scored five straight points to produce the second tie of the game, 24-24, with 3:12 to play. • Vanderbilt opened the game by making just 2-of-11 three-point attempts. • With LSU leading 21-19, the Tigers’ Bo Spencer scored LSU’s final eight points of the half to give LSU a 29-28 lead. • The 28 first-half points were the second-fewest scored by Vanderbilt this year (27 against DePaul). • Vanderbilt shot a season-low 29.6 percent in the first half … Its previous first-half low was 30.4 percent. • LSU shot 40.0 percent from the field (12-of-30). • Vanderbilt made 3-of-12 three-point attempts (25.0 percent), while LSU made 3-of-7 attempts (42.9 percent). • Vanderbilt made 9-of-13 free-throw attempts, while LSU made both of its attempts. • It is the fourth time Vanderbilt has trailed at the half at home this season … VU last trailed at the half, 43-32, against Auburn on Jan. 23. • Ties: 3 • Lead changes: 3 • Largest lead: VU – 5, 18:31; LSU – 6, 10:47 • LSU outrebounded VU 20-18
Second Half Notes • A free throw by A.J. Ogilvy to being the second half produced the fourth tie of the game, 29-29, with 19:50 to play. • A three-pointer by Steve Tchiengang with 18:15 to play in the game gave VU a 34-33 lead, its first lead since leading 10-9 with 13:45 to play in the first half. • The three-pointer by Jermaine Beal with 16:36 to play gave VU a 37-33 lead, its largest since holding a 5-0 lead to open the game. • A pair of baskets by Jeffery Taylor extended VU’s run to 10-0 and its lead to eight, 41-33, with 14:39 to play. • LSU answered VU’s run by going on a 7-0 run to pull within one, 41-40, with 13:09 to play. • A three-pointer by Jermaine Beal with 12:35 to play extended VU’s lead to four, 44-40. • A basket by LSU’s Tasmin Mitchell with 8:12 to play produced the seventh tie of the game. • A free throw by A.J. Ogilvy followed by a three-point play by Jeffery Taylor gave Vanderbilt a four point lead, 54-50, with 7:39 to play. • A three-point play by Darshawn McClellan extended VU’s lead to five, 57-52, with 6:43 to play. • LSU responded by scoring three straight points to pull back within two, 57-55, with 6:02 to play. • LSU tied the game for the ninth time when Garrett Green dunked to even the score at 59 with 4:02 to play. • With the score tied, Vanderbilt went on a 9-2 run to take a 68-61 lead with 2:04 to play. • LSU’s Tasmin Mitchell scored four straight points to cut VU’s lead to three, 68-63, with 1:11 to play. • VU scored its final 10 points of the game from the foul line. • Ties: 5 • Lead changes: 0 • Largest lead: VU – 9, 00:15 in 2nd half; LSU – 2, 18:37 • Vanderbilt shot 66.7 percent from the floor (12-of-18) in the half. • LSU shot 48.1 percent from the floor (13-of-27) in the half. Individual Notes • With the win, Head Coach Kevin Stallings is now 208-133 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. • Lance Goulbourne led VU with a career-high 18 points … His previous career high was 17 Feb. 17, 2009 against Kentucky … Goulbourne’s previous season-high was was nine points, which he had reached three times … Seven of Goulbourne’s point came from the free-throw line, which tied a career high. • Goulbourne set a career high with a team-best nine rebounds … His previous high was eight against UMASS on Jan. 3, 2009. • Jeffery Taylor scored 15 points to reach double figures in scoring for the 19th time this season and 40th time in his career. • Jermaine Beal scored 17 points and now has 1,126 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 21st time this season and 56th time in his career … Beal has now reached double figures in 12 straight games. • Beal has made at least three three-pointers in six straight games and one three-pointer in 17 straight games. • Vanderbilt is 10-4 this season when Jermaine Beal scores at least 15 points … VU is 17-5 overall in Beal’s career when he scores at least 15 points. • In Vanderbilt’s last six games Beal is averaging 19.8 points … Over the same span of games Beal has just seven turnovers. • Beal finished the game with three assists and ranks seventh in school history with 388 career assists … Drew Maddux (1994-98) is sixth in school history with 394 assists. • A.J. Ogilvy scored 12 points and now has 1,346 for his career, which is 17th in school history … Ogilvy surpassed Butch Feher (1,345) for 17th and trails Billy McCaffrey (1,359) for 16th. • Ogilvy has scored in double figures in 76 of 87 career games … It was the 18th time this season he has reached double figures. • Festus Ezeli tied a career high with three blocks … It is the seventh time in his career he has posted three blocks.