Vanderbilt 67, DePaul 54 December 5, 2009 • Memorial Gymnasium – Nashville, Tenn. Attendance: 14,016
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 sixth time Vanderbilt has used this starting lineup during the 2009-10 season and the seventh time ever … Vanderbilt is 6-1 all-time with the lineup and 5-1 this season. • Beal leads the team with 73 career starts, including 69 straight ... Beal has now played in a team-high 106 career games for the Commodores … Ogilvy made the 67th start of his career and has played in 70 games … Taylor made his 38th consecutive start and has started every game of his career … Tinsley made the 35th start of his career and 18th in a row, starting every game since Jan. 31, 2009 at Auburn … The start by Walker was the eighth 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 6-1 on the season, while DePaul dropped to 5-2 … With the win Vanderbilt has now won eight in a row at Memorial Gym, including all three games this year … VU’s last home loss was against Florida on Jan. 25, 2009. • The 2009-10 season is the 110th in Vanderbilt’s history. • Today’s meeting was the third all-time between DePaul and Vanderbilt … Vanderbilt leads the all-time series 3-0, including a 1-0 advantage in games played at Memorial Gym … Vanderbilt has now won three consecutive meetings with DePaul. • Vanderbilt and DePaul met during the 2007-08 season with Vanderbilt winning at DePaul, 91-85, in overtime. • With the win, Vanderbilt is now 24-37 against teams from the Big East … Vanderbilt lost to Cincinnati 67-58 in Maui on Nov. 23 … Vanderbilt Head Coach Kevin Stallings is 3-2 all-time against DePaul … Stallings is 2-0 all-time against DePaul as Vanderbilt’s head coach. • With John Jenkins’ three-pointer with 14:15 remaining in the first half, Vanderbilt extended its consecutive games streak with at least one three-pointer made to 736 … 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 (743) has a longer streak than Vanderbilt. • Vanderbilt made a season-low 3-of-13 three-pointers … The previous season low was four at St. Mary’s on Nov. 20. • The 67 points scored by Vanderbilt were the fewest amount of points scored by the team in a win this season … The last time VU scored fewer than 67 points in a win was Jan. 14, 2009 in a 50-40 win against Georgia. • A game after committing a season-high 24 turnovers against Missouri, VU tied a season-low with 12 turnovers (11/25/09 Arizona) … The 12 turnovers committed by DePaul were the fewest by a VU opponent this year. • Vanderbilt outrebounded DePaul 41-33 … It was the first time this season VU has outrebounded an opponent in two straight games (Missouri) … It is the third time this year VU has outrebounded an opponent. • Vanderbilt outscored DePaul 13-5 off turnovers. • Vanderbilt outshot DePaul 44 percent to 39.3 percent and is now 6-0 when shooting 40 percent or higher. • Vanderbilt is now 2-1 when trailing at the half … Last year VU was 1-12 when trailing at the half. First Half Notes - DePaul 28, Vanderbilt 27 • DePaul took a 4-2 lead before Vanderbilt went on a 7-0 run to take a 9-4 lead following Jeffery Taylor’s three-point play with 15:56 to play. • Jeffery Taylor scored eight of Vanderbilt’s first 15 points. • After not playing against Missouri on Wednesday, Festus Ezeli entered the game with 11:32 remaining in the half and scored his first bucket with 10:18 to play … Ezeli scored VU’s next four points after entering the game. • Vanderbilt would extend its lead to seven, 19-12, with 9:27 to play in the first half following a pair of free throws by Festus Ezeli. • Both teams started slowly offensively with VU starting 2-of-10 from three, while DePaul started 2-of-7 from beyond the arc in the half. • With VU leading 19-12, DePaul went on a 9-3 run to pull within, one, 22-21, following a three-pointer by Michael Bizoukas with 5:03 to play. • With 3:10 to play in the half, a three-pointer by DePaul’s Mario Stula tied the game at 24 … Stula’s three-pointer increased DePaul’s run to 12-5 and produced the third tie of the game and first since 4-4 with 16:59 to play. • DePaul took a 26-24 lead — its first lead since leading 4-2 with 18:07 to play — following a basket by Will Walker with 2:06 remaining … DePaul took its largest lead of the half, 28-24, following a basket by Tony Freeland with 35 seconds to play. • DePaul ended the half on a 16-8 lead and led 28-27 at intermission. • VU’s halftime deficit was the first time the Commodores had trailed at the half at Memorial Gym since Feb. 5, 2009 against Alabama (46-36) … Vanderbilt is 2-1 this season when trailing at the half. • Largest lead: 7 - Vanderbilt, 9:27 mark; 4 - DePaul, 0:35 mark • Lead changes: 2 • Ties: 3 • Vanderbilt shot 37.0 percent from the floor and 20 percent from three. • DePaul shot 44.0 percent from the floor and 28.6 percent from three. • Jeffery Taylor led the team with 10 points at half. • Vanderbilt was outrebounded by DePaul 21-17. • DePaul outscored VU 10-8 in the paint and 15-7 off the bench.
Second Half Notes • VU’s Jeffery Taylor scored the first six points of the half for Vanderbilt … His basket with 16:41 to play in the game gave VU a 33-32 lead … It was VU’s first lead since leading 24-21 with 3:43 to play in the first half. • By the 15;33 mark of the second half there had already been five lead changes in the half. • With DePaul leading 36-35 with 15:33 to play, Vanderbilt went on a 13-2 run to take a 48-38 lead with 10:03 to play … The 10-point lead was VU’s largest of the game at that that point … During VU’s run DePaul went 5:41 without a basket (15:49-11:08). • DePaul would go on an 8-3 run to cut VU’s lead to five, 51-46, with 6:00 to play. • DePaul was within five points, 57-52, with 2:48 to play following a three-pointer by Will Walker • With VU leading 53-49 with 4:26 to play, VU closed the game on a 14-4 run to post a 67-54 win. • A.J. Ogilvy scored 16 of his 19 points in the second half. • Largest lead: 13- Vanderbilt, 0:31 mark; 3 – DePaul, 18:25 • Lead changes: 5 • Ties: 0 • Vanderbilt shot 52.2 percent in the second half, including 33.3 percent from three. • DePaul shot 35.5 percent from the floor in the half and 21.4 percent from three.
Individual Notes • Head Coach Kevin Stallings now has 195 career wins and 129 losses 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. • Jeffery Taylor finished with 18 points for the second straight game, reaching double figures in scoring for the 28th time in his career … Taylor has scored in double figures in all but one game this season … Taylor attempted 14 shots, which matched a season high (Lipscomb). • A.J. Ogilvy scored a team-high 19 points and now has 1,124 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 62 of 68 career games … It was the third straight game Ogilvy has reached double figures … 16 of Ogilvy’s 19 points came in the second half. • Ogilvy made a career high 13-of-15 free throw attempts … Ogilvy’s previous career high was 11 against Iona on Dec. 31, 2007 … The last time someone made as many free throws as Ogilvy was when Matt Freije made 18 against Indiana Nov. 24, 2003. • It was the second straight game he has attempted at least 10 free throws in a game and the third time in his career he has attempted 10 or more free throws in consecutive games … Ogilvy made 10 or more free throws in consecutive games for the first time in his career … He made 11 free throws against Missouri and 13 against DePaul. • Ogilvy finished with one block and now has 112 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. • Brad Tinsley had a season-high four rebounds, topping his previous high of two … Tinsley’s career high in rebounds was six against UIC Dec. 3, 2008. • Jermaine Beal scored four points, failing to reach double figures for the first time this season … It was the fewest point total by Beal since Feb. 14, 2009 when he scored three against Tennessee. • Beal finished the game with one assists and is now tied with Alex Gordon for ninth in school history with 335 career assists … Al McKinney ranks eighth in school history with 351 career assists.