Vanderbilt-Georgia postgame notes

Feb. 27, 2013

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Game Notes
Vanderbilt 63, Georgia 62
February 27, 2013 

Starters: Kevin Bright, Josh Henderson, Kedren Johnson, Dai-Jon Parker and Rod Odom for the third straight contest and fourth time this season.  Vanderbilt has a 2-2 record when starting that lineup.

The win makes Vanderbilt 89-48 all-time versus Georgia. Head Coach Kevin Stallings is 19-10 all-time versus the Bulldogs. Stallings is now 273-174 at Vanderbilt and 396-237 overall.

Vanderbilt made a three-pointer for the 859th game in a row, which ranks second in the nation behind UNLV. VU has made a three in every game since the line's inception in the 1986-87 season.

Three Commodores scored in double-figures, which marks the 13th time this season that has occurred. 

The 22 first half points tied for the lowest first half outing this season. Vanderbilt also scored 22 in the first half versus Butler on Dec. 29, 2012.

After being outrebounded 23-9 in the first half, Vanderbilt outrebounded Georgia 19-13 in the second half.

As a team, Vanderbilt shot 94.4 percent (17-of-18) from the free throw line, which marks the best percentage at the charity stripe since VU shot 90.9 percent versus Mississippi State in 2011.

Vanderbilt trailed by 12 points at the half, and overcame a halftime deficit for the second time this season to get a win.  The Commodores trailed by six points at the half earlier this season in a win at Xavier.

Vanderbilt committed only four turnovers on the night, a season low.

Kedren Johnson scored a team-high 17 points, marking the 19th time this season he has reached double-figures.

Freshman Sheldon Jeter tied a career high with 14 points, all of which came in the second half.  Jeter was 4-4 from the floor, 2-2 from three, 4-4 from the charity stripe, and had four rebounds.

Dai-Jon Parker recorded a career-high three steals.

Freshman Kevin Bright also scored in double figures with 11 points, including the game-winning basket with 0.8 seconds remaining in regulation.  Bright knocked in a 15 foot jumper from the right baseline which hit off the front of the rim, the backboard, and then through the net.



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