Vanderbilt 92, Grambling State 59 November 24, 2010 – Memorial Gymnasium – Nashville, Tenn. Attendance: 12,270 Starting Lineup ·Vanderbilt started sophomore John Jenkins, as well as juniors Jeffery Taylor and Brad Tinsley at guard…red-shirt juniors Festus Ezeli and Andre Walker started at center and guard, respectively…this is the fifth time this season and sixth time total that Vanderbilt has used this starting lineup. ·Jeffery Taylor leads the team with 69 career starts…Brad Tinsley is making his 60th career start while Andre Walker is starting for the 37th time…Festus Ezeli is appearing in his 66th game, including his 16th start…John Jenkins has made 12 starts and played in 36 games. Postgame Notes: ·Vanderbilt won the opening tipoff and now moves to 3-0 when doing so. ·Vanderbilt is now 7-0 against team from the SWAC. ·Vanderbilt has now made a three-pointer in 768 consecutive games, a streak that began in 1986, the first year of the three-point line. ·The Commodores’ 11 made free throws in the first half were the most this season. ·Vanderbilt’s 36 field-goal attempts in the first-half were the most this season. ·The 16 three-point field-goal attempts in the first half were the most of the season. ·13 different players saw game action while ten scored points. ·The Commodores grabbed a season-best 25 offensive rebounds, breaking the previous mark of 15 set against West Virginia on November 19, 2010. ·Vanerbilt’s 65 rebounds are the most in the Stallings era, breaking the previous high of 57 set against Manhattan on December 30, 2009. ·Vanderbilt scored 52 second-half points, the most since putting up 52 against Ole Miss in an 82-78 victory on February 18, 2010. ·The Commodores held the Tigers to only 21 points in the second half, matching the season-low set against Nebraska on November 18, 2010. ·Vanderbilt attempted 29 three-point shots and made ten, both season-highs. ·The 66 field-goal attempts were the most since the Commodores shot 73 times against Manhattan on December 30, 2009. ·For the second time this season, four Vanderbilt players scored in double digits. ·For the first time this season, two Commodores recorded double-digit rebounds. ·Festus Ezeli’s 13 rebounds are tied for a ninth-best single-game total. First-half notes: ·The Commodores scored first on a fast-break layup when Brady Tinsley dished it to Jeffery Taylor with 19:08 remaining. ·With 16:42 remaining, Lance Goulbourne, Kyle Fuler, Steve Tchiengang and Rod Odom checked into the game. ·Down 16-4 with 14:52 remaining, Lance Goulbourne made Vanderbilt’s first bucket in four minutes. ·With 12:17 remaining, John Jenkins crossed over a Grambling State player and sunk a shot to cut the Vanderbilt deficit to 21-15. ·Out of a Grambling State timeout with 12:07 remaining, Andre Walker got Vanderbilt’s first steal of the game. ·Steven made his first three of the game, third of the season, with 7:49 remaining to cut Grambling State’s lead to 31-27. ·John Jenkins was fouled with 5:54 remaining and made both free throws to give Vanderbilt a 32-31 lead.It was Vanderbilt’s first lead since going up 2-0 to start the game. ·Jeffery Taylor received a hard foul with 4:52 remaining and exited the game, leaving Brad Tinsley to shoot free throws in his place. ·Nine players saw action for Vanderbilt in the first half with seven recording points and eight grabbing rebounds. ·John Jenkins led the team with 14 points at the half. ·Brad Tinsley led the team with three assists at the half. ·Fesuts Ezeli had a team-high eight rebounds in the first half and Lance Goulbourne added seven. ·Goulbourne’s seven rebounds in the first half was one shy of his season-high in a game this year. ·Largest lead: Grambling – 12, Vanderbilt – 3 ·Lead Changes: 4 ·Ties: 4 ·The Commodores head into half-time leading 40-38 Second-half notes: ·Andre Walker put in a dunk with 19:24 remaining to give Vanderbilt the first points of the half. ·With 17:15 remaining, Lance Goulbourne grabbed his tenth rebound of the game, marking a career-high ·Vanderbilt opened up the second half by going on a five and a half minute, 7-0 run before Grambling State made its first points of the half. ·With 9:58 remaining, Vanderbilt had outscored Grambling State 24-5 in the second half. ·With 4:35 remaining, Steve Tchiengang made two free throws to give Vanderbilt a 31 point lead. ·Joe Duffy made second three-point bucket of the season to give Vanderbilt a 88-56 lead with 2:37 remaining. ·Largest lead: Vanderbilt – 33 ·Lead Changes: 0 ·Ties: 0 Player notes: ·Festus Ezeli’s nine offensive rebounds are a career-high and the most by a Commodore this season. ·Ezeli grabbed 13 rebounds, a career-high and season-high for any player on the team. ·Festus Ezeli recorded his first double-double of his career with 11 points and 13 rebounds. ·Ezeli set career-high marks in free throw attempts and makes with ten and seven, respectively. ·Lance Goulbourne had a career-high 12 rebounds, breaking his previous mark of nine set against LSU on February 13, 2010. ·Andre Walker had a career-high four steals. ·Steve Tchiengang had a career-high 12 points, breaking his previous best of nine. ·Kyle Fuller recorded a career-high three assists, breaking his previous best of two set against West Virginia and Presbyterian. ·Joe Duffy recorded a career-high nine points.