Nov. 12, 2011
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -
Vanderbilt 78, Oregon 64
November 11, 2011 * Memorial Gymnasium – Nashville, TN
Vanderbilt: Guards John Jenkins (23) and Brad Tinsley (1), senior forwards Lance Goulbourne (5), Jeffery Taylor (44) and senior center Steve Tchiengang (33)
·Career starts: 89 for Tinsley, 16 for Tchiengang, 39 for Jenkins, 96 for Taylor, 22 for Goulbourne. Taylor has only missed one start in his career.
·Vanderbilt starts the season 1-0.
·Vandy improves to 53-7 at Memorial Gym in home season-openers.
·Kevin Stallings is now 12-1 in season openers, with the only loss coming against Georgetown on November 15, 2006.
·The Commodores went 17-3 in 2010-11 when Jeffery Taylor scored 15 points or more. VU was 6-8 when the forward scored less than 15 points. Taylor recorded 21 in the Oregon win.
·Vandy has now won 125 of its last 132 home games against non-conference opponents, and are 105-8 in the same category under Kevin Stallings.
·The Dores continued their consecutive games with a three-pointer streak, extending the count to 797 contests.
·Vanderbilt started the second half with a 15-4 point run to extend their lead to 50-33.
·The Commodores led by as many as 20 when they took a 55-35 lead with 13:36 to play in the second half.
·VU improved shooting from the field (48.4%) and from beyond the arc (38.5%) in the second half.
·Jenkins scored 16 of his 24 points in the second half.
·Vanderbilt won the opening tip off and won the game. Vanderbilt was 21-5 when winning the opening tip in 2010-11.
·By first media timeout (15:28), Oregon shot 100% (4-4) from paint, Vanderbilt 50% (4-8). Vanderbilt trailed the Ducks after that until 2:10 left in the first half on two Jeffery Taylor free throws.
·Oregon went on a 9-3 run between the first and second media timeouts (15:28-11:59) for an 18-12 lead over Vanderbilt. Vandy missed six shots and committed two turnovers in that time.
·Tinsley led Vanderbilt in scoring in the first half with 11 points (4-6 FG, 2-4 3FG, 1-2 FT).
·Taylor tallied nine points (3-7 FG, 0-0 3FG, 3-4 FT).
·Vanderbilt shot 34.3% vs Oregon’s 52.4%. Oregon was 42.9% from beyond the arc; Vanderbilt was 26.7%.
·Vanderbilt went 7-12 in free throws (58.3%), while Oregon was 4-7 (57.1%).
·Vanderbilt was 15-5 in 2010-11 when leading at the half.
·VU shot worse than 34.3% (tonight’s first half percentage) last season in the first half only twice – against Grambling (.333) and at Georgia (.216)
·Vanderbilt went on an 11-1 run to end the half to take six-point lead, their largest of the half.
·Jenkins is now 12 points away from the 1000 mark with his 24 points giving him 988 in his career. He entered the game against Oregon with 964 points.
·Jeffery Taylor tallied 21 points and 11 rebounds in the win. It was his 73rd double digit scoring game, 12th time scoring 20 or more points, 10th double digit rebound contest, and the ninth double-double of his career.
·Jenkins broke his career record for three pointers made with eight. His previous career high was six, which he accomplished four times, most recently vs. Kentucky on Jan. 12, 2011.
·Kedren Johnson, Dai-Jon Parker, and Josh Henderson each saw their first collegiate action. Henderson redshirted last season.
·It marked Tinsley’s 47th career double figure scoring game with 13 points against Oregon.
·Rod Odom recorded a career-high of eight rebounds. His previous best was seven vs. Kentucky on February 12, 2011.
·Taylor broke his career best mark in steals with five in the victory.
·Lance Goulbourne tied a career high with three steals. He also had three against Western Kentucky on December 1, 2010.