Career Starts: Taylor 106, Tinsley 98, Jenkins 47, Goulbourne 30, Tchiengang 25
Vanderbilt is now 4-3 in games you using this starting lineup.
Kevin Stallings is now 365-214 in his career, and 242-151 with the Commodores. He is also 2-0 against Davidson.
Vanderbilt moves to 4-1 all-time against Davidson and 1-1 against the Wildcats at Davidson.
The Commodores are now 1-1 in true road games, and have one non-conference road game left this season (at Marquette, 12/29).
Vanderbilt is 3-1 this season in black uniforms.
The Commodores won the opening tip, the eighth time this season that has happened and is now 6-2 in those games.
Davidson shot only 22.7% from three.
Vanderbilt shot 48.4% from the floor against the Wildcats, compared to 44.3%. The Dores were 46.7% from three, and 76.9% from the charity stripe.
The 76.9% clip from the free-throw line was the team’s second-best performance of the season (best, Oregon State, .833 (5-6)).
The Commodores outrebounded the Wildcats, 38-32. Vanderbilt is 6-0 on the season when outrebounding their opponent. VU outrebounded Davidson, 14-12, on the offensive glass, and outscored the Wildcats, 14-11, in second-chance points.
Vanderbilt scored a season-high 42 points in the paint and also received 24 points from their bench.
Vanderbilt’s largest lead of the game came at the 7:59 mark in the second half – an 18-point margin.
With Jeffery Taylor’s three at the 15:17 mark in the first half, VU extended its consecutive game streak with a three-pointer to 805 games.
Jeffery Taylor scored a career-high 30 points on 12-17 shooting from the floor. He was also 3-4 from beyond-the-arc. It was Vanderbilt’s first 30-point individual performance since John Jenkins scored 32 points in a win over Kentucky on Feb. 12, 2011.
Taylor’s 12 made field goals were also a career high.
Festus Ezeli returned from a sprained right knee to see his first action of the season. The 6’11 big man scored 15 points in 21 minutes, and also grabbed six boards.
Ezeli’s seven made free throws tied for the team’s second most by an individual this season. Brad Tinsley made eight free throws against Monmouth.
John Jenkins scored 22 points, his fifth 20+-point game of the season and 26th of his career.
Jenkins has also scored in double figures in 40 consecutive games.