Post-Kentucky game notes
Feb. 17, 2009
February 17, 2009 Memorial Gym
Vanderbilt started junior Jermaine Beal, sophomore A.J. Ogilvy, and freshmen Jeffery Taylor, Steve Tchiengang and Brad Tinsley. This marks the tenth time that Vanderbilt has used this starting line-up. Vanderbilt is 5-3 when starting with this line-up.
Beal leads the team with 60 career starts, including 54 straight. Ogilvy made his 22nd start of the season and 55th of his career. Taylor made his 25th start of his career while Tinsley made his 22nd consecutive start and 16th of his career.
First half notes - Vanderbilt 30 Kentucky 30
After trailing 8-4 with 16:21 remaining, Vanderbilt went on a 12-2 run to take a 16-10 lead with 12:07 remaining in the first half.
Ten of Vanderbilt's first 20 points came at the free throw line. Vanderbilt was 10-of-12 (83.3%) from the line in the game first 14 minutes. A.J. Ogilvy made his first seven free throw attempts while Beal made all four of his first-half free throws.
Trailing 24-18 with at the 7:44 mark in the first half, Vanderbilt staged a 6-0 run to tie the game at 24 a piece with 4:42 remaining.
With Lance Goulbourne's three-pointer at the 2:26 mark in the first half, Vanderbilt extended its streak of consecutive games (723) with a three-pointer, dating back to when the three-point line was established in the 1986-87 season. The Commodores streak ranks second only to UNLV (731) for the longest streak in Division I basketball. Vanderbilt, UNLV and Princeton (618) are the only three schools in college basketball to accomplish this feat.
Vanderbilt was 7-of-21 (33.3%) from the field in the first half while Kentucky was 11-of-26 (42.3%).
Vanderbilt made 15-of-18 (83.3%) free throws in the first half while UK hit 5-of-8 (62.5%) from the line.
Vanderbilt outscored Kentucky 10-2 in second chance points in the first half.
The Commodores outrebounded the Wildcats 18-15 in the first half.
Kentucky scored 14 points in the paint in the first half while Vanderbilt had eight.
Ogilvy led VU in the first-half with nine points and four rebounds. Seven of Ogilvy's nine first-half points came from the free throw line.
There were six lead changes and seven ties in the first half.
Jodie Meeks led all Kentucky scores with 10 first-half points.
Second half notes:
Vanderbilt scored the first nine points of the second half taking its largest lead of the game (nine points) pushing the score to 39-30 with 17 minutes remaining in the second half. Jermaine Beal and Brad Tinsley knocked down three pointers during the 9-0 run.
With Vanderbilt leading 48-42 at the 11:08 mark, VU went on 12-2 run, taking a 60-44 lead with 7:52 remaining in the game. Lance Goulbourne sparked the run scoring eight of the 12 points.
Vanderbilt outscored Kentucky 18-10 in the paint in the second half.
Post game notes:
With the win, Vanderbilt improves to 16-9 and 5-6 in the SEC. The loss drops Kentucky to 18-8 and 7-4 in the SEC. The Commodores split the season series with Wildcats, (falling 70-60 at Rupp Arena on Jan. 10, 2009)
Kentucky now leads the all-time series with Vanderbilt 130-42. Vanderbilt has won five-of-the-last six game vs. UK. Kentucky is 48-24 against the Commodores in Nashville.
Vanderbilt had four players score at least 14 points in the game; Beal (17), Goulbourne (17), Ogilvy (15) and Taylor 14. The four players with at least 14 point plateau is the first since VU had four players score at least 15 points (Julian Terrell (17), Shan Foster (16), Derrick Byars (15) and DeMarre Carroll (15) versus UNC-Greensboro on Nov. 22, 2005.
The Commodores have now won four of its last five conference games; with recent wins over Auburn, Alabama, Ole Miss and now Kentucky.
Vanderbilt finished the game 20-of-43 (46.5%) from the field while 20-of-52 (38.5%)
Vanderbilt outrebounded UK 37-28 and they outblocked the Wildcats 6-5
Vanderbilt recorded 21 bench points (17 came Lance Goulbourne) while Kentucky had 27 bench points
Vanderbilt held the SEC leading scorer Jodie Meeks to 6-of-21 (28.5%) shooting, marking the lowest shooting percentage since he went 4-of-15 (26.7%) at Ole Miss on Jan. 27.
Vanderbilt made 32-of-40 (80%) free throws in the game while Kentucky finished 18-of-23 from the charity stripe. Vanderbilt 40 free throw attempts is the most free throw attempts in a game that VU has had since they attempted 40 vs. Boston College on Dec. 30, 2000. VU's 32 made free throws marks the first since they made 30 vs. Iona at Memorial Gym on Dec. 31, 2007. Jermaine Beal went a perfect 10-of-10 from the free throw line for the game.
There were 50 fouls called in the game (VU-21, UK-29)
Vanderbilt outscored Kentucky 26-24 in the paint for the game.
Lance Goulbourne scored a career-high 17 points in 22 minutes off the bench. Goulbourne's previous career high was 11 points vs. Ole Miss (2/7) and Morehead State (11/16/08). Goulbourne also set career highs in minutes with 22, (20 at UMass, 1/3)
Jermaine Beal set a career high in free throws made (10) and free throw attempts. Beal finished the game a perfect 10-of-10 from the line.
Ogilvy and Taylor pulled down a team-high eight rebounds in the win.
Ogilvy's 15-point performance marks his 20th double digit scoring game of the season and 52nd of his career.
Jermaine Beal 17-point effort gives him 17 double digit scoring games and 31 for his career.
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