Team Records and Series Notes: Vanderbilt improves to 23-4 and 8-4 in conference play, while Georgia drops to 12-13 and 3-9 in conference play. The 23 wins equals the most in a season for Vanderbilt in the Kevin Stallings' era. The 2003-04 team also recorded 23 wins. The 23 regular season wins is tied for the second-most in school history. The 1964-65 and 1972-73 teams also recorded 23 victories in the regular season. The record for most wins in a regular season is 25 set during the 1992-93 season. Vanderbilt now leads the all-time series 80-46, including a 49-13 advantage in games played in Nashville. Vanderbilt has won three straight in the series. The Commodores have won 45 games over the last two seasons, the most victories over a two-season span since the `Dores won 48 over the 1992-93 and 1993-94 seasons. The win marks the sixth-consecutive SEC win for the `Dores. It is the first time Vanderbilt has won six straight conference games since the 1996-97 season. Vanderbilt improves to 666-184 all-time in Memorial Gym. The `Dores have won 17 straight home games and 30 of its last 31 games at home. The 17 home wins in a season are the most by a Vanderbilt team since Memorial Gym was opened in 1952. The previous record was 16 home wins by the 1964-65 Commodores. Vanderbilt closes out its four-game home stand against SEC East opponents on Tuesday night as it welcomes the Tennessee Volunteers to Memorial Gym. Tip off is slated for 8 p.m. and the game will be carried on ESPN (television) and the Vanderbilt/ISP Sports Network with Joe Fisher (play-by-play) and Tim Thompson (analyst).
Vanderbilt Team Notes: Key Run: Leading 43-42 with 18:20 to play, Vanderbilt outscored Georgia 21-5 over the next six minutes to take a 64-47 advantage. Alex Gordon made a pair of three-pointers during the run and Andrew Ogilvy capped off the run with an old fashioned three-point play. Key Stat: After struggling in the first half with its shooting, Vanderbilt made 17-of-27 (63.0 percent) shots from the field in the second half, including 7-of-12 (58.3 percent) from beyond the arc. Vanderbilt made 50.8 percent of its shots for the game, and 46.2 percent from three for the game. Vanderbilt used the starting lineup of Jermaine Beal, Shan Foster, Alex Gordon, Ross Neltner and Andrew Ogilvy for the 24th time this season. The `Dores are 21-3 when using this starting combination. The Commodores held Georgia to 30-of-64 (46.9 percent) from the field in today's game. Vanderbilt has not allowed the opposition to shoot better than 50 percent from the field in a game this season. Vanderbilt tied a season-low with six turnovers. The `Dores had 17 assists on 30 made baskets, assisting on 56.7 percent of their baskets in the game. Vanderbilt scored 14 points off of nine Georgia turnovers, while Georgia only scored three points off turnovers.
Vanderbilt Individual Notes: Senior swingman Shan Foster led the Commodores in scoring for the 19th time this season, scoring 29 points. Foster now has 1,841 points in his Vanderbilt career and is 51 points shy of surpassing Matt Freije as Vanderbilt's all-time leading scorer. Foster also knocked down three three-pointers to bring his season total to 101, two three-pointers shy of the Vanderbilt record for most three-pointers made in a single season. Foster also grabbed six rebounds and dished out four assists. Senior guard Alex Gordon scored a season-high 23 points on a career-high seven three-pointers. Gordon also had four assists. Freshman center Andrew Ogilvy added 14 points and six rebounds for the `Dores. Ogilvy also had two block shots to bring his season total to 38. The 38 blocks are the fourth most in a single season in Vanderbilt history and the most in a season since Chris Woods blocked 50 in the 1994-95 season. Senior forward Ross Neltner was the fourth Commodore in double figures, with 11 points. Neltner grabbed six boards, dished out three assists and had two blocks. Jermaine Beal scored nine points and had three assists. He now has 126 assists on the season, which is the third most by a sophomore in Vanderbilt history.