Vanderbilt 64, Georgia 56
Feb. 16, 2011
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After ending his scoring drought, Jenkins had three more 3-pointers in a 12-0 run, capped by another 3 from Brad Tinsley, to cut Georgia's lead to 53-52.
Jenkins' fifth 3-pointer tied the game at 55, and he scored again to give Vanderbilt a 57-55 lead with 2:50 remaining. It was the Commodores' first lead since the opening minutes of the game.
"Once that first one went down, you're afraid that's going to get him going," Georgia coach Mark Fox said.
Jenkins had a career-high 32 points in the Commodores' 81-77 home win over Kentucky on Saturday.
Festus Ezeli, who had 10 points, 12 rebounds and seven blocks, said he wasn't worried when Jenkins' shots were not falling.
"At one point I was like, 'All right, John, it's time to score,' and then he had 21 in the second half," Ezeli said. "That's crazy."
It was the second straight game in which Georgia has had a letdown after taking a big lead. The Bulldogs almost blew a big cushion before holding on for a 60-56 win at South Carolina on Saturday.
"Sure, I'm concerned," Fox said.
Vanderbilt made 12 of 25 3-pointers, including eight in the second half.
"Vanderbilt simply made some critical plays," Fox said. "They got a few loose balls that led to 3-pointers, and those are backbreakers."
Vanderbilt had a 49-32 advantage in rebounds. Jeffery Taylor had seven points and 13 rebounds. Rod Odom scored 11 points.
Ware had 12 points on four 3-pointers. Trey Thompkins shot only 2 of 10 for eight points. Leslie had nine points and 11 rebounds.
Vanderbilt shot 8 of 37 (21.6 percent) in the first half as Jenkins missed each of his five shots.
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