Feb. 22, 2011
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Tennessee 60, Vanderbilt 51
February 22, 2011 - Memorial Gymnasium - Nashville, Tenn.
Vanderbilt started junior Brad Tinsley and sophomore John Jenkins at guard, juniors Jeffery Taylor and Lance Goulbourne at forward and junior Festus Ezeli at center.
The Commodores drop to 8-6 when stating this lineup.
Taylor has now started 90 of his 91 career games.
Tinsley made his 82nd start, Ezeli his 37th, Jenkins his 33rd and Goulbourne his 15th.
Tennessee leads the all-time series 110-69 against the Commodores while Vanderbilt holds a 51-37 when playing in Nashville.
Kevin Stallings is now 10-14 against Tennessee and an even 6-6 when playing in Memorial Gym.
Vanderbilt's 51 points are the fewest it has ever scored against Tennessee in Memorial Gym and the fewest points scored at home against UT since winning 50-44 on January 28, 1950.
The 51 points were the fewest scored for Vanderbilt since falling 69-50 to Tennessee on Feb. 14, 2009 in Knoxville.
This marked the fewest points the Commodores have scored in Memorial Gym since beating Georgia 50-40 on January 14, 2009.
Vanderbilt's 20 second-half points marked the first time the Commodores have scored 20 points or less in a half since putting up 18 at Tennessee on February 14, 2009.
The 18.8% (3-16) shooting from beyond the arc is the lowest percentage of the season while the three made shots are the fewest since only making two against Kentucky on February 20, 2010.
Tennessee's 13.3% (2-15) shooting from three-point range matched Alabama's performance as the second-lowest shooting percentage by an opponent this season. Nebraska was 0-for-10 on November 18, marking the lowest percentage of the year for a Vanderbilt opponent.
John Jenkins made a three-point basket early in the first half to extend Vanderbilt's consecutive game streak with a three-pointer to 789 games.
The Commodores were a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line in the first half, falling to 2-2 when shooting 100% to start the game.
The Commodores outshot the Volunteers 45.8% (11-24) to 37.5% (12-32) in the first half and are now 10-3 on the season when doing so.
Vanderbilt held Tennessee to one free throw in the first half and the Commodores now drop to 6-3 when an opponent makes one free throw or less in the first half.
Vanderbilt got on the board first after Brad Tinsley made two free throws at the 18:45 mark.
John Jenkins hit a three-pointer with 15:03 remaining in the half to give the Commodores a 9-6 lead and keep the three-point streak alive.
With 13:30 remaining in the half, Steve Tchiengang recorded the first bench points by making a three-point basket to give the Commodores a 12-8 lead.
Trailing by two with 2:39 remaining in the half, Tchiengang made his second three-pointer to give Vanderbilt a 25-24 lead.
The Commodores head into the half leading 31-27.
Steve Tchiengang led the team with 10 points while Andre Walker had a team-high four rebounds.
Lead changes: 4
Largest lead: Vanderbilt 4, Tennessee 4
John Jenkins made the first points of the second half off a jumper at the 19:14 mark, extending Vanderbilt's lead to 33-27.
The Commodores opened the second half with a 11-4 run that spanned 6:12 and featured four scorers.
With the game tied at 49 with 5:02 to play, Jeffery Taylor drove the lane for a layup to give the Commodores a two-point lead.
Vanderbilt's last points came off a Jeffery Taylor layup with 5:02 remaining.
Lead Changes: 1
Largest lead: Vanderbilt 11, Tennessee 9
Brad Tinsley's six rebounds are the most he has made since grabbing six against Tennessee on January 15 earlier this season.
Tinsley matched a career-high eight free throws, last being done against Saint Mary's on January 22.
Steve Tchiengang's four field goals were the most he has made since putting in five against South Carolina on January 8.
Andre Walker recorded four rebounds, the most since grabbing seven boards against Appalachian State on November 27.
John Jenkins's 11 points are the fewest he has scored since recording 10 against Presbyterian on November 12, 2010, the first game of the year.