Starting Lineups • Vanderbilt started junior Brad Tinsley and sophomore guard John Jenkins at the two guard positions, junior Jeffery Taylor and freshman Rod Odom at forward, and junior Festus Ezeli at center. • Taylor made his 87th start of his career, Tinsley his 80th, Ezeli his 36th, Jenkins his 30th, and Odom his fifth. • Tinsley and Ezeli have started every game of the 2010-11 season.
Postgame Notes • Vanderbilt now leads the all-time series, 85-48, and narrowed the Georgia series lead in games played in Athens to 32-27. • Vanderbilt head coach moves to 15-10 all-time against Georgia and 4-8 in games played at Stegeman Coliseum. • The Commodores notched their 19th win of the season; one more win and Vanderbilt will have surpassed 20 or more wins for the sixth time in the Stallings era. • A sixth 20-win season for Stallings will tie him will all-time Vanderbilt win leader, Roy Skinner. • The Commodores trailed, 27-21, at the half. The 21 points is a first-half season low for the team, and the 21.6% first-half percentage also marked a season low. • The Commodores shot 32.3% for the game, compared to 35.8% for the Bulldogs. Vanderbilt is now 5-3 on the season when shooting a lower percentage than its opponent. • The 32.3% was a season-low, and it was only the fifth time this season Vanderbilt has shot below 40% from the field. VU is now 2-3 in those games. • The 32.3% was the lowest in a victory in the Stallings era. • After shooting 21.3% from the floor and 23.1% from three, the Commodores rebounded to shoot 46.4% from the floor in the second half and 75.0% from three (9-12). • The Commodores outrebounded Georgia, 49-32, including 23-9 on the offensive glass. Vanderbilt outscored the Bulldogs, 18-4, in second chance points. • Festus Ezeli (12) and Jeffery Taylor (13) each grabbed double-digit rebounds for the Commodores. • Vanderbilt made 12 threes on the night, compared to nine for Georgia. VU moves to 17-3 when making more threes than their opponent. Vanderbilt averages a league-best 8.3 threes made per game. • The Commodores held Georgia without a field goal for the final 9:47 of regulation. Vanderbilt outscored the Bulldogs, 24-3, over that time span. • The 14-point deficit Georgia held in the second half is the largest Vanderbilt has overcome in a victory this season. Trailed by 12 to Grambling on November 24. • The Commodores won the opening tip and now move to 18-3 on the year when doing so. • Steve Tchiengang made a three-point basket at the 14:29 mark of the first half, which extended Vanderbilt's consecutive games streak with a three-pointer to 787 games. • Ties: 2; Lead changes: 4 • VU largest lead: 8 (2nd half, 00:11). • Georgia outscored Vanderbilt, 16-12, in points in the paint, 13-12 in points off of turnovers, and 6-0 in fast break points. Vanderbilt outscored Georgia, 8-5 in bench points.
Individual Notes • John Jenkins scored a game-high 21 points. It marked his 15th 20-point game of the season and 17th of his career. • All 21 points of Jenkins' points came in the second half. • Jenkins made five-of-10 threes in the game; it was his seventh game in 2010-11 of making five threes or more. • Jenkins is 11 of 21 from beyond the arc in the last two games. • Festus Ezeli posted his fourth double-double of the year and his career with 10 points and 12 rebounds. He also added a career-high seven blocks. • The seven blocks set a new Stallings-era high. • Jeffery Taylor grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds.