Vanderbilt 89, Missouri 83 December 2, 2009 • Memorial Gymnasium – Nashville, Tenn. Attendance: 14,256
Starting Lineups • Vanderbilt started senior Jermaine Beal and sophomores Jeffery Taylor and Brad Tinsley at guard … sophomore Andre Walker started at forward and junior A.J. Ogilvy at center. This was the fifth time Vanderbilt has used this starting lineup during the 2009-10 season and the sixth time ever … Vanderbilt is 5-1 all-time with the lineup and 4-1 this season. • Beal leads the team with 72 career starts, including 68 straight ... Beal has now played in a team-high 105 career games for the Commodores … Ogilvy made the 66th start of his career and has played in 69 games … Taylor made his 37th consecutive start and has started every game of his career … Tinsley made the 34th start of his career and 17th in a row, starting every game since Jan. 31, 2009 at Auburn … The start by Walker was the seventh of his career … Before this season, his only start was against MTSU on Nov. 24, 2009 when he suffered a season-ending knee injury.
Postgame Notes • Vanderbilt improved to 5-1 on the season, while Missouri dropped to 4-2. • The 2009-10 season is the 110th in Vanderbilt’s history. • Tonight’s meeting was the fourth all-time between Missouri and Vanderbilt … Vanderbilt leads the all-time series 3-1, including a 2-0 advantage in games played at Memorial Gym … Vanderbilt has now won three consecutive meetings with Missouri. • With the win, Vanderbilt is now 38-20 against teams from the Big 12 … Vanderbilt Head Coach Kevin Stallings is 1-0 all-time against Missouri. • With Jermaine Beal’s three-pointer with 18:52 remaining in the first half, Vanderbilt extended its consecutive games streak with at least one three-pointer made to 735 … 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 (742) has a longer streak than Vanderbilt. • Vanderbilt’s 89 points was its second-highest total of the season, topped only by the 95 points the team scored in the season opener. • Vanderbilt’s 24 turnovers were a season high … The previous high was 18 in the season opener against Lipscomb. • Missouri’s 83 points were the most the Commodores had allowed all season … The previous high was 73 against Lipscomb. • Vanderbilt outrebounded Missouri 47-26 and outscored Missouri in the paint, 42-30 … It was only the second time this season the Commodores had outrebounded an opponent (Chaminade). • Vanderbilt scored 20 second-chance points, compared to just nine by Missouri. • Vanderbilt outshot Missouri 50 percent to 43.3 percent and is now 3-0 when shooting 50 percent or higher. • Vanderbilt made a season-high 26 free throws (26-of-31 83.9%) … It was the most free throws made since making 32-of-40 in a 77-64 win over Kentucky on Feb. 17, 2009. • Vanderbilt is now 4-0 when leading at the half.
First Half Notes - Vanderbilt 39, Missouri 33 • Vanderbilt built a 5-0 advantage to start the game and increased their lead to seven, 16-9, following a basket by John Jenkins with 13:25 to play in the half. • Missouri took its first lead of the game at the 8:04 mark of the half when Kim English hit a jumper to give MU a 24-23 lead. • Vanderbilt’s Brad Tinsley gave the Commodores the lead again when he hit a three-pointer with 7:10 to play, giving VU a 26-24 lead. • A pair of free throws by Missouri’s Keith Ramsey at the 7:03 mark produced the first tie of the game, 26-26. • Missouri’s Zaire Taylor scored 10 of the team’s first 22 points. • Vanderbilt’s Jeffery Taylor’s first of two free throws with 2:46 to play made him the first Commodore to reach double figures in points. • A pair of free throws by A.J. Ogilvy with 3:40 to play triggered a 9-0 run, giving the Commodores their largest lead of the half, 39-31, with 1:28 to play in the half. • Largest lead: 8 - Vanderbilt, 1:28 mark; 2 - Missouri, 5:52 mark • Lead changes: 4 • Ties: 4 • Vanderbilt shot 41.2 percent from the floor and 30 percent from three. • Missouri shot 38.5 percent from the floor and 42.9 percent from three. • Jeffery Taylor led the team with 13 points at half … A.J. Ogilvy chipped in seven and Jermaine Beal scored six points. • Vanderbilt outrebounded Missouri 27-11 and outscored Missouri 22-10 in the paint. • Vanderbilt had 16 second-chance points compared to Missouri’s three. • The Commodores had six blocks, three off their game high of nine against Chaminade. • Vanderbilt committed 13 turnovers.
Second Half Notes • A three-pointer by Jermaine Beal with 16:02 to play extended Vanderbilt’s lead to 10, 51-41. • Leading 41-37, Vanderbilt went on a 13-4 run to extend its lead to 13, 54-41, following a three-pointer by John Jenkins with 14:56 to play. The run began with an A.J. Ogilvy jumper with 18:37 to play … The lead was the team’s largest of the game at that point. • With 5:29 to play, Vanderbilt took its largest lead of the game when A.J. Ogilvy scored to give the Commodores a 14-point lead, 78-64. • With Vanderbilt leading, 78-64, with 5:22 to play, Missouri went on an 11-0 run to pull within three, 78-75, with 4:17 to play … It was the closest Missouri had been since trailing 34-31 with 2:46 to play in the first half. • Missouri would cut Vanderbilt’s lead to one, 81-80, with 2:02 to play following a three-pointer by Kim English. • Leading 84-83 with 54.4 seconds to play John Jenkins hit four consecutive free throws to increase VU’s lead to five, 88-83 with 17.4 to play. • Jermaine Beal would add another free throw to give VU an 89-83 win. • Largest lead: 14- Vanderbilt, 5:29 mark; N/A Missouri • Lead changes: 0 • Ties: 0 • After outscoring Missouri 39-33 in the first half, both teams scored 50 points in the second half … Vanderbilt shot 62.5 percent in the second half, including 28.6 percent from three. • Missouri shot 46.3 percent from the floor in the half and 46.2 percent from three.
Individual Notes • Head Coach Kevin Stallings now has 194 career wins at Vanderbilt, trailing Bob Polk’s 197 wins, which ranks second in school history … Roy Skinner’s 278 wins is more than any coach in Vanderbilt history. • A.J. Ogilvy finished with one block and now has 111 in his career, which is third in school history … Ogilvy trails Julian Terrell (116 blocks) for second place in career blocks … During the season-opener against Lipscomb, Ogilvy became 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 also became just the fourth player in VU history with 100 or more blocks in his career. • Ogilvy had a season-high and team-high 25 points and now has 1,105 for his career, which ranks 31st in school history … Ogilvy trails Mario Moore for 30th all-time (1,137 points) … A.J. Ogilvy has scored in double figures in 61 of 67 career games. • Ogilvy’s 25 points were a season high, topping his 20 points scored against Arizona … It is the 19th time he has scored 20 or more points … He has posted back-to-back 20-point games seven times in his career, including his last two games … He scored 20 in a career-best three straight games last season (South Florida, Tennessee Tech, Furman) … The last time Ogilvy had 20 or more in consecutive games was last year against LSU (March 4, 2009) and South Carolina (Feb. 28, 2009). • Ogilvy’s 25 points were the most by a Commodores since he scored 28 against South Carolina on Feb. 28, 2009… It was Ogilvy’s eighth career-game of 25 or more points. • Ogilvy’s 11 made free throws (11-of-12) are the most by a Commodores since he made 12 against Iona on Dec. 31, 2007 … Ogilvy made the first 11 free throws he attempted. • Jermaine Beal scored 15 points, reaching double figures for the 41st time in his career … Beal is the only Commodore to reach double figures in every game this season … Beal finished the game with two assists and now trails Alex Gordon by one assist for ninth in school history … Beal has 334 career assists … Al McKinney ranks eighth in school history with 351 career assists. • Jeffery Taylor finished in double figures in scoring (18 points) for the 27th time in his career … Taylor has scored in double figures in all but one game this season … Taylor also finished with 11 rebounds, matching a career high and giving him a double-double for the second game in a row and fifth time in his career … By posting a double-double in consecutive games, Taylor became the first Commodore to do so since Matt Freije in 2004 against South Carolina (Jan. 28, 2004) Kentucky (Jan. 31, 2004). • Andre Walker posted a career-high and team-high 12 rebounds … His previous high was nine against Cincinnati earlier this year … Walker’s three blocks were a career high. • John Jenkins scored in double figures (11) for the third time this year.