Vanderbilt 86, Appalachian State 73 November 27, 2010 – Memorial Gymnasium – Nashville, Tenn. Attendance: 13,398 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 70 career starts…Brad Tinsley is making his 61st career start while Andre Walker is starting for the 38th time…Festus Ezeli is appearing in his 67th game, including his 17th start…John Jenkins has made 13 starts and played in 37 games. Postgame Notes: ·Vanderbilt won the opening tipoff and now moves to 4-0 when doing so. ·Vanderbilt is now 3-1 against Appalachian State with a 3-0 record when playing at Memorial Gym. ·Vanderbilt has now made a three-pointer in 769 consecutive games, a streak that began in 1986, the first year of the three-point line. ·The Commodores have now won 15 consecutive nonconference games at Memorial Gym. ·Vanderbilt’s 43 points are the most points scored in the first half this season. ·Vanderbilt is now averaging 41.66 points in the first half when playing at Memorial Gym this season. ·Vanderbilt is now 4-0 when leading at the half. ·The Commodores are now 2-0 when playing on games on the weekend. ·The ‘Dores are now 5-0 when leading with two minutes remaining. ·When playing at home, Vanderbilt has out-rebounded its opponents in all three games. ·Vanderbilt is now out-blocking opponents 35-16. ·The Commodores are now 5-0 when they get more assists than opponents. ·13 players got into the game for Vanderbilt with 10 scoring points. ·Vanderbilt attempted 66 field goals for the second consecutive game. First-half notes: ·Vanderbilt won the opening tip and Festus Ezeli put in a dunk to take a 2-0 lead. ·With Vanderbilt leading 6-0 with 17:42 remaining, Omar Carter of Appalachian State missed both free throws. ·Vanderbilt held Appalachian State scoreless until the 15:48 mark. ·Lance Goulbourne scored the first points for the bench on a layup with 12:11 remaining. ·John Jenkins hit Vanderbilt’s first three of the game with 11:31 remaining to keep the 3-point streak alive. ·With Vanderbilt trailing by three, Steve Tchiengang hit a three-point bucket to tie the game at 26 with 5:48 remaining. ·Nine different players saw action while seven recorded points. ·John Jenkins led the team in points and three-point buckets at the half. ·Andre Walker, Brad Tinsley and Lance Goulbourne all had four rebounds. ·Brad Tinsley had a team-leading five assists. ·Largest lead: Vanderbilt 7, Appalachian State 4 ·Lead Changes: 6 ·Ties: 3 ·The Commodores head into half-time leading 43-36 Second-half notes: ·Andre Walker made a layup with 19:15 remaining to give Vanderbilt its first points of the second half. ·With 13:46 remaining, Festus Ezeli hit a jumper to give himself double-digit points in three consecutive games. ·Festus Ezeli made a layup with 12:26 remaining in the half to give Vanderbilt a 58-56 lead. ·With the game tied at 61 with 9:08 remaining, Lance Goulbourne was fouled driving in a layup and made the free throw to give Vanderbilt a 64-61 lead. ·Vanderbilt went on a four minute, 11-2 run late in the game. ·Largest lead: Vanderbilt 15, Appalachian State 4 ·Lead Changes: 8 ·Ties: 5 Player notes: ·Festus Ezeli recorded a career-high 18 points, breaking his previous mark of 15 against North Carolina on November 21, 2010. ·John Jenkins had a career-high 15 first-half points, topping his previous best of 14 set against Grambling State on Wednesday. ·Andre Walker had a season-high eight points, the most since scoring 17 against Georgia on February 25, 2010. ·Walker notched seven assists, matching a career-high set against Florida on January 9, 2010. ·Jeffery Taylor has recorded an assist every game this season. ·Brad Tinsley has recorded an assist in 16 consecutive games, dating back to the Tennessee game last season. It marked the third consecutive game Tinsley has had five or more assists. ·Tinsley has now made a three-pointer in all five games this year. ·Lance Goulbourne had a season-high 17 points, the most since recording 18 against LSU on February 13, 2010. ·John Jenkins recorded his fourth 20-point game of the season.