Post-Central Arkansas game notes
Nov. 26, 2008
November 26, 2008 Memorial Gym
Wednesday's game marks the first career meeting between Central Arkansas and Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt started center A.J. Ogilvy, forwards Festus Ezeli and Jeffery Taylor and guards Jermaine Beal and Brad Tinsley
Beal leads the team with 39 career starts, including 35 straight, while Ogilvy made his 37th start. Taylor made his fourth start of his career
Tinsley and Ezeli made their second career starts
First Half Notes:
Vanderbilt won the opening tip
With Brad Tinsley's three-pointer at the 19:34 mark in the first half, Vanderbilt extended its streak of consecutive games (702) 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 (711) for the longest streak in Division I basketball.
Vanderbilt started the game 6-6 from the field and led 14-9 at the 15:35 mark
Vanderbilt's Festus Ezeli tallied seven points in the game's first five minutes. The seven points tied his career high against Illinois
The Commodores went on a 12-0 run to take a 24-9 lead with 11:21 remaining in the first half.
With Jeffery Taylor's break-away dunk, Vanderbilt pushed its lead to 34-11 with 8:07 remaining in the half.
Leading 12-9, Vanderbilt went on a 22-2 run to take a 34-11 lead with 8:08 remaining. The 23-point lead is the largest lead Vanderbilt has had in the first half this season
Vanderbilt led 48-29 at halftime. The 19-point lead at the half is the largest of the season.
Vanderbilt's 48 first-half points were the most since they scored 51 against Georgia Tech on 12/1/2007
Jeffery Taylor led all scores at the break with 13 points
Beal had eight points at the break while Ezeli (7), Ogilvy (6), Tinsley (5)
The Commodores shot 17-31 (54.9%) from the field during the first while UCA was 10-28 (36%)
Vanderbilt out rebounded Central Arkansas 22-10 during the first half
Vanderbilt scored 28 points in the paint in the first half while UCA tallied eight
VU was 12-15 (80 percent) from the free-throw line in the first half
Eight Vanderbilt players scored during the first half
Second Half Notes:
Central Arkansas scored the first six points of the second half, trimming the Vanderbilt lead to 13 (48-35) with 17:49 remaining
Vanderbilt went on a 13-3 run to expand its lead to 68-46 with 5:54 remaining in the game
With the win, Vanderbilt improves to 3-1 while Central Arkansas falls to 2-2
The Commodores improve to 2-0 in the 2008-09 Cancun Challenge
Vanderbilt now leads the all-time series with Central Arkansas, 1-0
Six Vanderbilt players scored in doubles figures (Taylor (16), Beal (12), Tinsley (11), Drake (11), Ezeli (11) and Ogilvy (10). The last time Vanderbilt had six players in double figures was against UPR-Mayaguez back on Dec. 19, 2006 when Dan Cage (18), Derrick Byars (16), Ross Neltner (15) Ted Skuchas (12), Shan Foster (11) and Jermaine Beal (10) all scored in double figures.
Drake posted a career highs in points (14), rebounds (8) and assists (6). Drake's previous high in points was 10 against Iona (12/31/07). Drake's previous rebound high was seven against (UPR-Mayaguez). Drake's six assists doubled his previous high of three which he set in the season opener against Morehead State.
Ezeli's posted a career high 11 points. Ezeli's previous high was seven points against Illinois on Nov. 20, 2008.
Vanderbilt is now 3-0 when out rebounding its opponents
Charles Hinkle made his second three-pointer of his career. Hinkle's six career points have come on two three-point shots
Taylor, Ogilvy and Tinsley have scored in double figures all four games this season, while Beal has scored in double figures three times.
Taylor's 16 points ties his career-high. Taylor also netted 16 in the season opener against Morehead State. Beal's 12-points ties his season-high for points in a game (12 vs. MTSU)
Vanderbilt out rebounded Central Arkansas 43-28
Vanderbilt tallied 23 bench points to UCA's 12
VU dominated the points in the paint 42-14
The Commodores were 16-21 (76%) from the free throw line while the Bears were 10-17 (59%)
Vanderbilt shot a season-high (30-59) 51 percent from the floor
Four Vanderbilt players' pulled down at least five rebounds in the win Ogilvy (8), Drake (8), Taylor (6) and Ezeli (5)
The Commodores outblocked the Bears 6-0
The 83 points was a season-high. Vanderbilt's 83 points is the most since they scored 93 against Auburn in the 2008 SEC Tournament.
Vanderbilt committed a season-low nine turnovers in the win. The nine turnovers marks the fewest turnovers in a game since having nine against Tennessee on 2/26/2008.
Darshawn McClellan led Vanderbilt with two block shots. The two blocked shots is a season high for McClellan
Nine Vanderbilt players scored while 11 players saw action
Chris Meriwether saw his first collegiate action
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