No. 16/20 Vanderbilt 96, Georgia 94 February 25, 2010 • Memorial Gym – Nashville, Tenn. Attendance: 14,316
Starting Lineups • Vanderbilt started senior Jermaine Beal, sophomores Brad Tinsley and Jeffery Taylor at guard … sophomore Andre Walker started at forward and junior A.J. Ogilvy started at center … It was the 21st time this season Vanderbilt has used this lineup … The Commodores are 16-5 with this starting lineup. • Taylor made his 58th consecutive start and has started every game of his career … Tinsley made the 55th start of his career and 38th in a row, starting every game since Jan. 31, 2009 at Auburn … After having his streak of 70-straight starts snapped against Western Kentucky on Dec. 11, Beal made the 92nd of his career … Ogilvy started for the 15th game in a row after not starting the previous four games … Ogilvy made his 22nd start of the season and 83rd of his career. The Sydney, Australia native has started in 83 of his 90 career games … Walker made the 26th start of his career.
Postgame Notes • Vanderbilt improved to 21-6, 10-3 SEC on the season, while Georgia fell to 12-14, 4-9 SEC … Vanderbilt is now 14-1 at home this season. • The 2009-10 season is the 110th in Vanderbilt’s history. • Today’s meeting was the 130th all-time between Vanderbilt and Georgia … Vanderbilt leads the all-time series 82-48 … Georgia defeated Vanderbilt 72-58 in Athens on Feb. 6, 2010. • Vanderbilt has won four straight games against Georgia at Memorial Gym since falling 74-73 during the 2005-06 season … Georgia entered the game having defeated Vanderbilt the last two meetings. • Vanderbilt leads the all-time series at Memorial Gym 45-15 … Kevin Stallings is 12-10 all-time and 9-2 at Memorial Gym against Georgia. • The overtime game was Vanderbilt’s first since falling at Alabama, 78-73, on March 8, 2008 … The last overtime game at home came on March 5, 2008, when Vanderbilt defeated Mississippi State, 86-85. • Vanderbilt has now won four straight overtime games at Memorial Gym … Vanderbilt is now 8-0 all-time in overtime games against Georgia … It was the first overtime game between the two since posting an 87-83 victory in Athens on Feb. 24, 1993. • Kevin Stallings is now 8-7 all-time in overtime games at Vanderbilt. • With Jermaine Beal’s three-pointer with 17:03 remaining in the first half, Vanderbilt extended its consecutive games streak with at least one three-pointer made to 755 … VU is one of only three schools (UNLV and Princeton) that have made at least one three-pointer in every game played since the three-point line was established for the 1986-87 season … Only UNLV (764) has a longer streak than Vanderbilt. • Vanderbilt made 35-of-39 free throws (89.7 percent), while Georgia made 18-of-26 (69.2 percent). • Vanderbilt finished with five blocks, giving Vanderbilt 148 blocks on the season … Vanderbilt has already set a school record for most blocks in the season, topping the previous best of 137 set last year. • Vanderbilt had five players score in double figures for the first time since Jan. 30, 2010 at Kentucky … Reaching double figures were Jermaine Beal (28), Andre Walker (17), A.J. Ogilvy (16), John Jenkins (14) and Jeffery Taylor (11) … The same five reached double figures at Kentucky. • Today’s crowd of 14,316 was the sixth straight home sellout of the season. • The 96 points by Vanderbilt were the most since scoring 96 against South Carolina on Feb. 28, 2009. • The 96 points scored by VU was the second-highest point total of the season by VU … The Commodores scored 99 against Mercer on Dec. 21. • The 96 points were the most against Georgia since scoring 101 during the 1999-00 season. • Vanderbilt shot 45.0 percent (27-of-60) from the floor compared to 46.5 percent (33-of-71) by Georgia … This is the second time this season and second game in a row Vanderbilt has been outshot by its opponent at home this season. • Vanderbilt has outshot its opponents in all but seven games this season … In those seven games, Vanderbilt lost five times … The only games it won when being outshot were against Georgia and at Alabama … The only games it lost when it outshot its opponent was at Kentucky. • Vanderbilt is 20-3 this season when shooting 40 percent or better. • Vanderbilt shot 46.7 percent (7-of-15) from three compared to 47.6 percent by Georgia (10-of-21) • Vanderbilt is now 13-2 when it makes fewer three-pointers than its opponent … Both of those losses came against Kentucky. • Vanderbilt has had more free throw attempts than its opponent in 20-of-27 games • Vanderbilt is 4-1 in games decided by three points or less.
First Half Notes –Vanderbilt 36, Georgia 31 • With the game tied at nine, Georgia went on an 8-3 run to take a 17-12 lead with 13:02 to play in the half. • Georgia’s Tray Thompkins scored eight of Georgia’s first 13 points as the Bulldogs built a 13-9 lead following a bucket by Thompkins with 14:26 to play. • A lay-in by Vanderbilt’s Jeffery Taylor gave the Commodores’ their first lead of the game, 18-17, with 9:50 to play in the half. • With Georgia leading 17-12, Vanderbilt went on an 8-0 to take a 20-17 lead with 8:30 to play. • With Vanderbilt trailing 21-20, a basket by Andre Walker with 6:01 to play started a 13-2 run, which gave VU its largest lead of the game, 33-23, with 3:19 to play. • Trailing by 10, Georgia went on an 8-1 run with 2:45 to play to pull within three, 34-31, with 1:16 to play. • Vanderbilt went the last 3:19 of the half without a field goal. • After shooting season lows in the first half of each of it last two home games, Vanderbilt shot 46.2 percent (12-of-26) in the half. • Georgia hot 43.8 percent from the floor (14-of-32). • Vanderbilt made 5-of-8 three-pointers (62.5 percent), while Georgia made 3-of-9 threes (33.3 percent). • Vanderbilt made 7-of-8 free throws (87.5 percent) and Georgia did not attempt a free throw in the first half. • Before tonight’s game, Vanderbilt had trailed at the half in two straight home games. • Jermaine Beal led Vanderbilt at half with nine points • Jeremy Price and Trey Thompkins led Georgia with eight a piece points at the half. • Ties: 2 • Lead changes: 3 • Largest lead: VU – 10, 3:19; UGA – 5, 13:05 • Vanderbilt led despite being outscored in the paint by 10 points, 20-10.
Second Half Notes • Georgia opened the second half on a 7-3 run to cut Vanderbilt’s lead to one, 39-38, with 17:37 to play. • Georgia’s Trey Thompkins attempted the first free throws of the game for the Bulldogs with 17:37 to play. • A three-pointer by Georgia’s Dustin Ware produced the first tie of the second half when he hit a three-pointer with 15:27 to play which tied the game at 41. • A three-pointer by Georgia’s Ricky McPhee gave the Bulldogs’ their first lead of the second half, 56-53, with 10:02 to play. • The go-ahead three-pointer came after a span of 4:10 that produced four ties. • A pair of free throws by Georgia’s Travis Leslie extended Georgia’s lead to five, 58-53, with 9:22 to play, matching its largest lead of the game. • Following a free throw by A.J. Ogilvy, Georgia extended its lead to seven following a three-point play by Chris Barnes with 8:12 to play. • Barnes’ three-point play capped a 10-1 run by Georgia to take a 61-54 lead with 8:12 to play. • After a three-point play by VU’s Jermaine Beal with 12:29 to play, Vanderbilt failed to make another field goal until a basket by John Jenkins at the 5:54 mark … Vanderbilt was 0-for-5 from the field during that span, making 8-of-10 free throws. • With Georgia leading by seven, 65-58, Vanderbilt went on a 8-1 run to tie the score at 66 following a basket by A.J. Ogilvy with 3:11 to play. • With the game tied, Georgia went on an 8-2 run to take a 74-68 lead with 54 seconds to play. • Vanderbilt cut Georgia’s lead to three, 75-72, with 35.3 seconds to play after two straight layups by Jermaine Beal and a made free throw by Georgia’s Travis Leslie. • After Georgia’s Travis Leslie made two free throws, VU’s Andre Walker made a three-pointer to pull VU within two, 77-75, with 24.6 seconds to play … It was Walker’s first three-pointer of the season • After two missed free throws by Georgia’s Dustin Ware, a tip-in by A.J. Ogilvy with 15.6 to play tied the game at 77 … It was the first tie since 53-53 with 10:56 to play. • VU ended regulation on a 9-3 run to send the game to overtime. • Ties: 7 • Lead changes: 1 • Largest lead: VU – 5, 18:57 in 2nd half; UGA – 7, 7:30 • Vanderbilt shot 42.9 percent from the floor (12-of-28) in the half. • Georgia shot 48.1 percent from the floor (13-of-27) in the half.
Overtime • VU opened overtime by taking an 82-79 point lead. • Georgia tied the game at 84 on a free throw by Travis Leslie with 2:18 to play. • With the game tied at 86, a pair of free throws A.J. Ogilvy and a jump shot by Andrew Walker gave VU a 90-86 lead with 40.1 to play. • Vanderbilt made 12-of-12 free throws in overtime.
Individual Notes • With the win, Head Coach Kevin Stallings is now 210-134 at Vanderbilt … He is second in school history in career wins and trails only Roy Skinner (278 wins) … With the team’s win against Manhattan on Dec. 30, Stallings moved into second place among all-time wins leaders at Vanderbilt, surpassing Bob Polk’s 197 wins. • Jermaine Beal scored a career-best 28 points and now has 1,174 in his career, which ranks 29th in school history … Beal passed Brett Burrow (1,149) and now trails Billy Joe Adcock (1,190) for 28th … Against Auburn on Jan. 23 Beal became the 40th player in school history to reach 1,000 points in his career …. Beal reached double figures for the 23rd time this season … It is 14th time in the last 15 games Beal has reached double figures. • The 28 points topped the previous high of 27 against South Carolina on Feb. 28, 2009. • After going 0-for-5 from three against Kentucky, Jermaine Beal connected on his first three three-point attempts against Georgia … It was the 13th time this season he has at least three three-pointers in a game. • Beal finished the game with seven assists, which moved him ahead of Drew Maddux (1994-98) for sixth in school history with 395 assists … The seven assists ties a season high (Tennessee State). • Vanderbilt is 11-4 this season when Jermaine Beal scores at least 15 points … VU is 18-5 overall in Beal’s career when he scores at least 15 points. • It was the fourth 20-point game of the season for Beal and the eighth of his career. • Andre Walker finished with a career-high 17 points, topping his previous best of 14 at St. Mary’s on Nov. 20, 2009. • The 19 field-goal attempts by Beal were a career high … His previous high was 16 at Georgia earlier this year … The 19 shots were the most by a Vanderbilt player since Shan Foster attempted 21 against South Alabama in 2007. • Walker reached double figures in scoring for the fourth time this season and first since scoring in double digits was Jan. 30 at Kentucky (10 points). • Jeffery Taylor scored 11 points to reach double figures in scoring for the 22nd time this season and 43rd time in his career … He has now scored in double figures in five straight games … Vanderbilt is now 17-5 this season when Taylor scores in double figures. • A.J Ogilvy scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for his first double-double of the season … It was the 10th double-double of Ogilvy’s career … It is the first double-double since Jeffery Taylor had 18 points and 11 rebounds against Missouri on Dec. 2. • Ogilvy now has 1,398 points, which puts 15th in school history … Ogilvy trails Bobby Thym (1,403) for 14th in school history. • Ogilvy has still scored in double figures in 78 of 90 career games … Ogilvy has not scored in doubles figures in six games this season. • Ogilvy finished the game 10-of-13 from the free-throw line and moved into second place in school history with 451 made free throws … Ogilvy trails Bobby Thym (453) for the most made in school history.