Starting Lineups • Vanderbilt started junior Brad Tinsley and sophomore guard John Jenkins at the two guard positions, juniors Jeffery Taylor and Lance Goulbourne at forward, and junior Festus Ezeli at center. • Taylor made the 91st start of his career, Tinsley his 84th, Ezeli his 40th, Jenkins his 34th , and Goulbourne his 16th. • Tinsley and Ezeli have started every game of the 2010-11 season.
Postgame Notes • Kentucky leads the all-time series, 134-44, and 80-19 in games played in Lexington. • Vanderbilt head coach Kevin Stallings moves to 9-16 all-time against Kentucky and 2-10 in games played in Lexington. • Vanderbilt moves to 21-8 overall and 9-6 in SEC play. Vanderbilt finished the regular season 5-5 in true road games and 4-4 in road league contests. • John Jenkins’ three-pointer at the 15:49 mark in the second half pushed Vanderbilt’s three-point streak to 791 consecutive games with a three. • Vanderbilt shot 44.8% for the game, compared to 42.4% for Kentucky. The Commodores moved to 16-4 when they outshoot their opponents in 2010-11. • The Commodores were 2-for-11 from three, the fewest threes Vanderbilt has made this season. Previous low was three made threes against Tennessee on February 22. The 18.2 percentage from three is the team’s lowest of the year. • VU outrebounded Kentucky, 36-34. The Commodores move to 13-2 when outrebounding their opponent. • Vanderbilt was 12-17 from the free throw line on the night (70.6%). • The Commodores are now 164-240 from the charity stripe in road games (.683). Vanderbilt has made more free throws than their opponents have attempted (162) in 10 road games this season. • Vanderbilt outscored Kentucky, 44-40 in the paint. Both teams scored six points on the fast break. Kentucky outscored Vanderbilt 13-9 off of turnovers, 18-12 in second-chance points, and 7-0 in bench points. It was the first time this season VU scored no points from non-starters. The previous low was four at Mississippi State. • Ties: 4; Lead Changes: 4; Vanderbilt largest lead: 1 (4:25 in 2nd half).
Individual Notes • Festus Ezeli paced the Vanderbilt effort with his fifth double-double of the season with 22 points and 13 rebounds. The 22 points was his second 20-point effort of the season and his career – the 22 points was two points shy of a career high (24 vs. Belmont). • Ezeli also had three blocks, and now has 76 for the year. Ezeli is now Vanderbilt’s all-time single-season leader, surpassing Will Perdue’s 1987-88’s total of 74. • Ezeli played a career-high 36 minutes. • Brad Tinsley posted a nine points and nine assists. The nine assists ties for the most he has had in SEC play (vs. South Carolina). • John Jenkins scored 16 points, and Jeffery Taylor added 13 points. • Lance Goulbourne grabbed nine rebounds. He’s has grabbed 26 rebounds in his last two games.