Post-Middle Tennessee State game notes
Nov. 24, 2008
November 24, 2008 Memorial Gymnasium
Vanderbilt is 51-14 (.785) all-time against teams from the Sun Belt Conference, including 25-4 against the Blue Raiders.
Vanderbilt is 13-0 against MTSU in Nashville and 12-4 in games played in Murfreesboro
Vanderbilt started center A.J. Ogilvy, forwards Andre Walker and Jeffery Taylor and guards Jermaine Beal and Brad Tinsley
Beal leads the team with 38 career starts, including 34 straight, while Ogilvy made his 36th start. Taylor made his third start of his career
Tinsley and Walker starts were the first of their career
Monday's meeting was the first meeting between the two schools since December 23, 1995. The Commodores won that contest 70-56 at Memorial Gymnasium
First Half Notes:
Middle Tennessee won the opening tip
VU's Jermaine Beal scored the games first five points
With Beal's three-pointer at the 17:43 mark in the first half, Vanderbilt extended its streak of consecutive games (701) with a three-pointer, dating back to when the three-point line was established in the 1986-87 season. The Commodores streak ranks second only to UNLV (704) for the longest streak in Division I basketball.
Vanderbilt took a 7-2 advantage with Festus Ezeli's free throw with 15:38 remaining in the half
Vanderbilt went on a 10-0 run to take a 12-point lead (23-11) with Jeffrey Taylor's four consecutive free throws.
Charles Hinkle scored his first career points with a three-point basket with 48 seconds remaining in the half. Hinkle's three-pointer put Vanderbilt up 31-17. The 14-point advantage was their largest lead of the game
A.J. Ogilvy led the Commodores with nine points at the half while Jeffery Taylor and Jermaine Beal chipped in eight and seven points respectively.
Taylor posted a season-high nine rebounds during the first half.
Vanderbilt out rebounded MTSU 26-14 in the first half
Vanderbilt was 11-16 at the free throw line during the first half while MTSU was 3-7
Second Half Notes:
MTSU started to the second half on a 10-2 run to trim the Vanderbilt lead to six (33-27) with 16:48 remaining in the game
With Jeffery Taylor's dunk with 16:21 to play, he became the first Commodore to post a double-double since A.J. Ogilvy's 17-point, 10-rebound performance against Alabama on March 8, 2008.
Vanderbilt expanded pushed its lead to 50-37 with Brad Tinsley's three-pointer with 9:54 remaining.
With the win, Vanderbilt improves to 2-1 while Middle Tennessee falls to 2-2
Vanderbilt now leads the all-time series with MTSU, 26-4, including 14-0 in games played in Nashville
The Commodores are now 52-14 all-time against teams from the Sun Belt Conference. Vanderbilt improves to 30-0 all-time at Memorial Gym against teams from the Sun Belt Conference.
Four Vanderbilt players scored in doubles figures (Ogilvy (19), Taylor (13), Beal (12) and Tinsley (10)
Vanderbilt's A.J. Ogilvy and Jeffery Taylor posted double-doubles. Ogilvy had 19 points and 11 rebounds while Taylor finished with 13 points and 11 boards. It was the first time two Commodores have recorded double-doubles since Anthony Williams and Matt Freije accomplished that feat versus Birmingham Southern on December 5, 2000.
Despite the win, Vanderbilt committed 17 turnovers while MTSU only committed 7
Jermaine Beal posted a solid all-around floor game with 12 points, 4 assists and two steals
Vanderbilt was 22-30 (73%) from the free-throw line and 5-9 (56%) from beyond the arc, while MTSU was 17-24 (71%) from the free throw line and 6-19 (32%) from three.
Vanderbilt was 19-44 (43%) from the field while MTSU was 17-56 (30%) from the floor.
Vanderbilt out rebounded MTSU 42-30 in the game. The Commodores are 2-0 this season when out rebounding its opponents.
Vanderbilt scored 24 points in the paint compared to 20 for MTSU
Brad Tinsley scored 10 points on 3-7 shooting, including 2-3 from three in his first collegiate start.
Taylor and Ogilvy's 11 rebounds were season-highs
Vanderbilt outblocked the Blue Raiders 7-2
Vanderbilt led the entire game
Vanderbilt head coach Kevin Stallings is now 1-0 in his career against Middle Tennessee
Charles Hinkle scored three points on 1-2 shooting in six minutes of action. Hinkle's three points were the first of his career.
There were 54 personal fouls called during the game
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