Vanderbilt-Florida postgame notes

Feb. 28, 2012

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Vanderbilt 77, Florida 67
February 28, 2012 * Attendance:  14,316
Memorial Gymnasium, Nashville, TN

Starting lineup:

Stallings Record: 

  • Coach Stallings (380-220, 257-157 at VU) is 8-20 vs. Florida.
  • Vanderbilt leads the all-time series, 64-60.  Both teams won on their home floor in 2011-12.

Game Notes:

  • Vanderbilt outshot Florida from the floor, going 23-44 (52.3%) from the field to Florida's 26-58 (44.8%). The Dores shot 73.1% from the free throw line and 50% from beyond the arc.
  • Three players for the Commodores scored in double digits against Florida: John Jenkins (22), Jeffery Taylor (18), and Festus Ezeli (11).
  • Vanderbilt assured itself of a first-round bye in next week's SEC Tournament.  The Commodores can finish as high as second and no lower than fourth.
  • Vanderbilt made 12 threes, compared to eight for Florida.  VU moves to 17-5 when making more threes than its opponent.
  • The Commodores won for the only the fourth time this year when being outrebounded (4-7).
  • The Commodores shot over 50% from the floor for the 11th time this year, and is now 10-1 in those games
  • Vanderbilt's bench outscored Florida's bench, 14-12.
  • The Commodores were 11-19 from the field in the second half (57.9%).
  • After going 0-3 at the free throw line in the first half, VU was 19-23 in the second half (82.6%).
  • The game was tied twice and had six lead changes.  Vanderbilt's largest lead came at 12 with 10:54 to play in the first half.

Individual notes:

  • With his 18 points, Jeffery Taylor has now scored in the double-digits in 28 games this season, and 100 in his career.
  • John Jenkins has hit a 3FG in 50 consecutive games and has scored in double-digits in 63 consecutive games, 82 in his career. His 22 points against Florida were his 17th 20+ point game this season and 38th in his career.
  • With his six 3FGs against Florida, Jenkins has scored at least 3 3FGs in 25 games this season.
  • It was the third time this season Jenkins has made six or more threes in a game.
  • Festus Ezeli scored 11 points, his 12th double-digit scoring game this season.
  • Freshman point guard Kedren Johnson scored seven points, and played a career-high 27 minutes.

Record Watch

  • Taylor remains in third on Vanderbilt's all-time scoring list with 1,838 career points.  Jenkins remains in 11th all-time, and has 1,547 career points.  Brad Tinsley moved into 31st place, and now has 1,192 career points.




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