Vanderbilt 95, Lipscomb 73 November 16, 2009 • Memorial Gymnasium – Nashville, Tenn. Attendance: 13,481
Starting Lineups • Vanderbilt started senior Jermaine Beal and sophomores Jeffery Taylor and Brad Tinsley at guard … sophomore Andre Walker started at forward and sophomore Festus Ezeli at center. This was the first time Vanderbilt has ever used this starting lineup. • Beal leads the team with 67 career starts, including 63 straight ... Beal has now played in 100 career games for the Commodores … Ezeli made his sixth-career start and first since Jan. 28, 2009 at South Carolina … Taylor made his 32nd consecutive start and has started every game of his career … Tinsley made the 29th start of his career and 12th in a row, starting every game since Jan. 31, 2009 at Auburn … The start by Walker was the second of his career and first since against MTSU on Nov. 24, 2009 when he suffered a season-ending knee injury.
Postgame Notes • Vanderbilt improved to 1-0 on the season, while Lipscomb dropped to 0-2. • The 2009-10 season is the 110th in Vanderbilt’s history. • Tonight’s meeting was the 26th all-time between Lipscomb and Vanderbilt … Vanderbilt leads the all-time series 22-4, including a 14-1 advantage in games played at Memorial Gym … Vanderbilt has now won seven consecutive meetings with Lipscomb and 13 straight matchups between two at Memorial. • With the win, Vanderbilt is now 44-10 against teams from the Atlantic Sun … Vanderbilt Head Coach Kevin Stallings is 3-0 all-time against Lipscomb. • Vanderbilt now owns a 91-32 all-time record in season lid-lifters, including a 31-3 all-time mark at Memorial Gym … Vanderbilt has now won 17 of its last 19 season openers … Kevin Stallings is now 10-1 in season openers at Vanderbilt. • Vanderbilt’s 95 points were the most scored in an opening game by the Commodores since scoring 96 in a 96-61 victory over Liberty on Nov. 16, 2001 … It is the most points scored by Vanderbilt since posting 96 against South Carolina in a 96-83 win on Feb. 28, 2009. • Vanderbilt shot 58.9 percent from the floor, its highest mark since shooting 62.0 percent in a 96-83 win against South Carolina on Feb. 28, 2009. • With Brad Tinsley’s three-pointer with 17:49 remaining in the first half, Vanderbilt extended its consecutive games streak with at least one three-pointer made to 730 … 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 (738) has a longer streak than Vanderbilt. • Vanderbilt outscored Lipscomb 46-28 in the paint … and 37-19 in bench points.
First Half Notes - Vanderbilt 43, Lipscomb 36 • Vanderbilt scored 10 of the game’s first 13 points to take a 10-3 lead with 17:28 to play in the half. • With 15:27 to play in the half, a three-pointer by Jermaine Beal triggered an 8-0 run, which gave VU a 25-10 lead with 13:31 to play. • Lipscomb answered VU’s 8-0 run with an 8-0 run of its own to trim VU’s lead to seven, 25-18 with 10:33 to play. • Vanderbilt would extend its lead again by going on a 13-3 run to take a 38-21 lead with 5:24 to play … The 17-point advantage was VU’s largest of the first half. • Lipscomb closed the half by outscoring Vanderbilt 15-5 to pull within seven, 43-36, at the break. • By pulling within seven, it was the closest Lipscomb got since the 16:54 mark when it trailed VU by six, 12-6. • Largest lead: 17 Vanderbilt, 5:24 mark • Lead changes: 0 • Ties: 0 • The 43 first-half points by Vanderbilt were its most since scoring 47 against South Carolina on Feb. 28, 2009. • Jermaine Beal led VU with 12 points, including three three-pointers … Jeffery Taylor finished the half with 10 points. • Vanderbilt shot 53.6 percent from the field in the half, including 50 percent from three. • Lipscomb shot just 34.3 percent from the floor, but 58.3 percent from three.
Second Half Notes • Leading 55-47 with 14:40 to play, VU went on a 9-0 run to open up a 17-point lead, 64-47, matching the largest of the game at the time. • Lipscomb would go on an 8-3 run to pull within 12, 67-55, with 10:37 to play. • Andre Walker’s three-point play with 7:45 to play gave VU a 19-point lead, 76-57, its largest of the game. • A layup by John Jenkins with 5:14 to play gave VU an 81-60 lead, its largest margin of the game. • With 2:25 to play, Jermaine Beal’s three-point play gave Vanderbilt a 93-66 lead … The 27-point advantage was the largest of the game. • Largest lead: 27 Vanderbilt, 2:25 mark • Lead changes: 0 • Ties: 0 • Vanderbilt scored 52 points in the second half and shot 64.3 percent from the floor … the 52 points scored were more than the Commodores scored in any half last season. • Lipscomb shot 53.6 percent from the floor in the half and 33.3 percent from three.
Individual Notes • A.J. Ogilvy finished with three blocks to become the second VU player to post 1,000 points and 100 blocks in a career … Will Perdue (1,281 points and 157 blocks) is the only other VU player to accomplish the feat … Ogilvy will also became just the fourth player in VU history with 100 or more blocks in his career. • Ogilvy chipped in 13 points and now has 1,039 for his career, which ranks 36th in school history … Ogilvy trails Sam Howard for 35th all-time (1,042 points) … Ogilvy reached double figures in scoring for the 58th time in his career. • Jermaine Beal scored 17 points, reaching double figures for the 36th time in his career. • Jeffery Taylor finished with a team-high 20 points on 8-of-14 shooting to reach double figures in scoring for the 22nd time in his career … It marked the third time in his career and second straight game that Taylor reached the 20-point plateau … He scored a career-high 27 in last year’s season finale against Alabama. • Brad Tinsley posted 10 points, finishing with double figures in points for the 23rd time in his career. • John Jenkins scored seven points on 3-of-7 shooting in 16 minutes of play in his college debut. • With 1:13 to play, Jordan Smart saw his first action on the court after redshirting last season. • Vanderbilt played all 15 players.