No. 20/23 Vanderbilt 78 Georgia 66 March 12, 2010 • Memorial Gym – Nashville, Tenn. Attendance: 16,614
Starting Lineups • Vanderbilt started senior Jermaine Beal, sophomore Jeffery Taylor and freshman John Jenkins at guard … sophomore Andre Walker started at forward and junior A.J. Ogilvy started at center … It was the fourth straight time Vanderbilt has used this lineup as well as the fourth time this season … The Commodores are 3-1 with this starting lineup. • Taylor made his 62nd consecutive start and has started every game of his career … After having his streak of 70-straight starts snapped against Western Kentucky on Dec. 11, Beal made the 96th of his career … Ogilvy started for the 19th game in a row after not starting the previous four games … Ogilvy made his 26th start of the season and 84th of his career. The Sydney, Australia native has started in 84 of his 91 career games … Walker made the 30th start of his career … Jenkins made the fourth start of his career and has now started three games in a row.
Postgame Notes • Vanderbilt fell to 24-7on the season, while Georgia improved to 14-17. • The 2009-10 season is the 110th in Vanderbilt’s history. • Tonight’s meeting was the 131st all-time between Vanderbilt and Georgia … Vanderbilt leads the all-time series 83-48 … Georgia defeated Vanderbilt 72-58 in Athens on Feb. 6, 2010, while Vanderbilt topped the Bulldogs, 96-94 (OT) on Feb. 25. • Kevin Stallings is 13-10 all-time against Georgia. • Vanderbilt is 3-4 in SEC Tournament games played in Nashville. • Vanderbilt is 4-3 all-time at Bridgestone Arena … Vanderbilt is 2-2 in SEC Tournament games at Bridgestone Arena … Vanderbilt was 1-2 at SEC Tournament games at Memorial Gym. • Kevin Stallings is 6-9 all-time at the SEC Tournament. • Vanderbilt is 5-1 all-time against Georgia at the SEC Tournament … Vanderbilt won the previous SEC Tournament meeting on March 8, 1991 (80-72) … That game was played at Memorial Gym. • Vanderbilt’s last win in the SEC Tournament came on March 13, 2008 against Auburn (93-82). • Since the SEC split into divisions in 1992, Vanderbilt has reached semifinals three times … The last time Vanderbilt reached the semifinals was in 2004. • Tonight’s win was Vanderbilt’s 24th this season, matching the 1965 team for third-most in school history … The 1993 finished with 28 wins, while the 2008 team finished with 26 wins. • Vanderbilt finished the regular season with 23 wins, which tied for third most in school history with the 1965 and 1974 teams … Only the 1993 and 2008 teams had more regular season victories (25). • With John Jenkins three-pointer with 14:48 remaining in the first half, Vanderbilt extended its consecutive games streak with at least one three-pointer made to 760 … 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 (768) has a longer streak than Vanderbilt. • Vanderbilt was outrebounded in its previous two meetings with Georgia. • Vanderbilt made 13-of-16 free throw attempts and has now made 80.8% of its attempts in its last eight games 211-of-261. • Vanderbilt attempted fewer free throws than its opponent for only the eighth time this season. • Vanderbilt has attempted 808 free throws this season which is the most since attempting 956 1989-90 … Vanderbilt has also made 589, which is the most since making 742 during the 1989-90 season … It is also the third most in school history (594, 1971-72). • Vanderbilt shot 44.4 percent (28-of-63) from the floor compared to 40.7 percent (24-of-59) Georgia. • Vanderbilt outrebounded Georgia 43-32 … Georgia had outrebounded Vanderbilt in both of the previous games … Vanderbilt is now 13-1 when it outrebounds its opponent. • Vanderbilt has outshot its opponents in all but nine games this season … In those nine games, Vanderbilt lost six times … The only games it won when being outshot were against Ole Miss, Georgia and at Alabama … The only games it lost when it outshot its opponent was at Kentucky. • Vanderbilt is 23-4 this season when shooting 40 percent or better. • Vanderbilt shot 50 percent from three (9-of-18), while Georgia made just 3-of-16 threes (18.8 percent).
First Half Notes –Vanderbilt 35, Georgia 27 • The first five minutes of the game produced six lead changes. • Vanderbilt was able to extend its lead to four (13-9) following a basket by Jermaine Beal and a three-pointer by John Jenkins with 14:48 to play. • At the 11:32 mark of the first half, Vanderbilt was outrebounding Georgia 10-4, including 5-0 on the offensive end. • With Georgia leading 9-8, Vanderbilt went on a 14-4 run to take a 22-13 lead with 8:58 to play. • Georgia’s Travis Leslie scored nine of the Bulldogs’ first 13 points. • Georgia went on a 10-1 run to even the score at 23 with 6:18 to play. • After Georgia took a 25-23 lead with 5:31 to play — its first since leading 9-8 with 16:23 to play — Vanderbilt went on a 12-3 run to take a 35-27 lead after a pair of free throws by Jermaine Beal with 12.2 to play. • Georgia’s last field goal of the half came with 5:31 to play. • Jermaine Beal led Vanderbilt at the half with 12 points. • Vanderbilt shot 35.3 (12-of-34) percent from the floor, while Georgia 34.5 (10-of-29) percent • Vanderbilt made 3-of-10 three-pointers (30.0 percent), while Georgia was 4-for-10 (40.0 percent) from beyond the arc. • Vanderbilt made 7-of-8 free throws (87.5 percent) and Georgia made 4-of-6 in the half (66.7 percent). • Vanderbilt outrebounded Georgia 28-15 • Vanderbilt outscored Georgia 8-2 on second-chance points • Vanderbilt had 12 offensive rebounds to 24 missed shots, while Georgia had five offensive rebounds. • Vanderbilt was outrebounded in its previous two meetings with Georgia. • Ties: 3 • Lead changes: 8 • Largest lead: VU – 9, 8:58; UGA – 2, 5:35
Second Half Notes • With Vanderbilt leading 35-27 at the half, Vanderbilt went on a 6-0 run to pull within two, 35-33, with 18:22 to play … During the run Georgia’s Trey Thompkins scored four points after being shutout in the first half. • Georgia’s Travis Leslie scored 22 of Georgia’s first 37 points. • Returning from a sprained knee, Brad Tinsley made his first basket on his first shot attempt with 15:39 to play. • With Vanderbilt leading 42-38, Lance Goulbourne scored five straight points for the Commodores to extend the lead to five, 47-40 with 12:11 to play. • A three-pointer by John Jenkins at the 11:35 mark extended VU’s lead to eight, 50-42, and capped a 10-4 run. • On Vanderbilt’s next possession Jenkins hit another three-pointer to give VU a 53-44 lead with 10:51 to play … The 9-point lead matched VU’s largest of the game. • Three free throws by John Jenkins gave VU a 56-45 lead, its largest of the game, with 9:13 to play … It was the ninth straight point for Jenkins. • Jenkins scored his 12th point in a row when he connected on a three-pointer with 8:21 to play to give VU a 59-47 lead. • With Vanderbilt leading by nine, 56-47, the Commodores went on an 13-4 run to take a 18-point lead, 69-51. • Ties: 0 • Lead changes: 0 • Largest lead: VU – 18, 5:30 in 2nd half; UGA – N/A • Vanderbilt shot 55.2 percent from the floor (16-of-29) in the half. • Georgia shot 46.7 percent from the floor (14-of-30) in the half. • Vanderbilt made 5-of-8 three-pointers in the second half, while Georgia was 0-for 6.
Individual Notes • With the loss, Head Coach Kevin Stallings is now 213-135 at Vanderbilt … He is second in school history in career wins and trails only Roy Skinner (278 wins). • John Jenkins finished the game with a career-high 25 points … His previous high was 20 points against Southern Miss on Jan. 2. • It was the second 20-point game of Jenkins’ career and his 18th-double figure game of his career. • Jenkins finished the game 5-of-8 from beyond the arc to tie Shan Foster and Brad Tinsley’s school record for three-pointers by a freshman in a season (69). • Jenkins moved to ninth all-time among Vanderbilt freshmen with 320 career points, passing Shan Foster and Bobby Thym. • Beal now has 1,230 points in his career, which ranks 24th in school history … Beal and now trails Jeff Turner (1,271) for 23rd. • Beal scored 16 points to reach double figures for the 26th time this season and 61st time in his career. • Vanderbilt is 12-5 this season when Jermaine Beal scores at least 15 points … VU is 19-6 overall in Beal’s career when he scores at least 15 points. • A.J Ogilvy scored 15 points to reach double figures in scoring for the 24th time this season and 82nd time in 94 career games. • Ogilvy now has 1,454 points, which puts 14th in school history … Ogilvy trails Scott Draud (1,466) for 13th in school history. • Andre Walker finished the game with a team-high 10 rebounds … Walker also had four assists, three blocks and two steals. • A.J. Ogilvy finished 2-of-2 from the line and moved into 10th in school history with 152 made free throws this season … Ogilvy passed Dan Finch (151) for 10th. • Ogilvy also moved to eighth in school history with 205 free throw attempts.