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 the 90th start of his career, Tinsley his 83rd, Ezeli his 39th, Jenkins his 33rd , and Odom his seventh. • Tinsley and Ezeli have started every game of the 2010-11 season.
Postgame Notes • Vanderbilt now leads the all-time series, 58-48, and now trail LSU, 28-21, in games played in Baton Rouge. • Vanderbilt head coach Kevin Stallings moves to 9-6 all-time against LSU and 4-2 in games played in Baton Rouge. • Vanderbilt moves to 21-7 overall and 9-5 in SEC play. Vanderbilt is now 5-4 in true road games and 4-3 in road league contests. The Commodores play at Kentucky Tuesday in their final true road game of the season. • The Commodores have won their last three road games. • Brad Tinsley’s three-pointer at the 16:25 mark in the first half pushed Vanderbilt’s three-point streak to 790 consecutive games with a three. • Vanderbilt posted its first 90-point true road game since a 91-85 road win at DePaul on December 12, 2007. First 90-point game in the SEC since February 28, 2007 (99-90 overtime win). • The Commodores shot 54.4% from the floor for the game, their highest percentage from the floor in SEC play and their highest FG percentage since shooting since shooting 60.7% as a team in the season opener against Presbyterian (11/12). • The Commodores outscored LSU, 49-26, in the second half after trailing at the halftime break, 43-41. VU is now 7-4 when trailing at the half this season. • VU posted their 19th and 20th halves of the season of shooting 50% or better. The Commodores shot 57.7% in the first half and 51.6% in the second half. • LSU shot 41.8% from the floor and 25.0% in the second half. The Commodores move to 16-3 on the season when outshooting their opponent. • Vanderbilt made 10-of-22 threes for the game, compared to 5-22 for LSU. The Commodores are 19-4 when making more threes than their opponent. • Vanderbilt made 18-of-28 free throws for the game. The Commodores are now 152-223 from the charity stripe in road games (.682). Vanderbilt has made more free throws than their opponents have attempted (145) in nine road games this season. • LSU outrebounded Vanderbilt by one, 38-37. VU is now 6-5 on the season when outrebounded by their opponent. • Vanderbilt outscored LSU, 36-30, in points in the paint, 8-0, in fast break points, and 22-16 in bench points. Both teams scored 15 points off of turnovers, and LSU had 14 second-chance points compared to 13 for VU. • Ties: 4; Lead Changes: 6; Vanderbilt largest lead: 24 (1:26 in 2nd half).
Individual Notes • Jeffery Taylor led the Commodores with 20 points. It was his 21st double-figure scoring game this season and the 67th of his career. It was also his fifth 20-point game of the season and ninth of his career. • Taylor also added three assists, two rebounds, and two steals. • John Jenkins (17), Brad Tinsley (16), Lance Goulbourne (16), and Festus Ezeli (15) also added double figures. • First time Vanderbilt has had five double figure scorers since January 19, 2011 against Ole Miss (Jenkins, Ezeli, Taylor, Goulbourne, Tinsley). • Also first time VU has had at least four players with 15 or more points since November 22, 2005 against UNC Greensboro (Julian Terrell, Shan Foster, Derrick Byars, DeMarre Carroll). • Jenkins has scored in double figures in all 27 games he has played in this season. • Tinsley’s 16 points tied his single-season high in an SEC game…he also scored 16 points at Auburn on February 19. • Tinsley was 7-for-10 from the field. The seven field goals tied a career high. • Tinsley had five assists for the 13th time this season and the 23rd time of his career. Tinsley leads the SEC in assists in all games. • Lance Goulbourne’s 17 rebounds is a new career-high, and is a new single-game high in the Stallings era. • Festus Ezeli scored 15 points and had six blocks against LSU. His six blocks put him one behind Will Perdue for the all-time single-season record with 73. Perdue had 74 in 1987-88. • Ezeli’s six blocks is his eighth game this year where he has had four or more blocks. He has had 22 blocks in his last four games (4.5 per game). • Sophomore Jordan Smart tallied the first made three-pointer of his career in SEC play.