Missouri 85, Vanderbilt 82, OT
December 8, 2010 Mizzou Arena - Columbia, Mo.
Vanderbilt started junior Brad Tinsley and sophomore guard John Jenkins at the two guard positions, juniors Jeffery Taylor and Lance Goulbourne at forward, and junior Festus Ezeli at center.
Taylor has now started in every game of his career (72). Tinsley made his 64th start, Ezeli his 20th, Jenkins his 15th, and Goulbourne his first.
Despite the loss, Vanderbilt still leads the all-time series, 3-2. Both losses have come in Columbia.
Vanderbilt dropped its first true road contest of the season against Missouri.
Vanderbilt is now 82-102 in games against teams ranked in the AP Top 25, 18-123 in games on the road all-time against ranked opponents.
Vanderbilt is now 27-48 in games played against ranked opponents and 6-24 in road games against ranked teams in the Stallings' era.
VU played its first overtime game of the 2010-11 campaign, and their first since a 96-94 win over Georgia on February 25, 2010. The Commodores are now 55-49 in overtime games.
Vanderbilt's last overtime loss came at Alabama on March 8, 2008 (73-78).
The Commodores shot 52.5% for the game against Missouri, the sixth time this season that has happened. Wednesday was the first loss when shooting 50% or better.
Vanderbilt was 11-for-22 from the charity stripe (50%), its lowest of the season. The previous low was 69.2% (18-26) against Nebraska on November 18.
Missouri shot only 38.3% from the floor, the fifth time Vanderbilt has held its opponent to under 40% from the floor. The Commodores are now 3-2 in those games.
Missouri outrebounded Vanderbilt, 45-40, including 21-8 on the offensive glass. The Tigers outscored VU in second-chance points for the game, 12-7.
Missouri attempted 81 shots in the game, the most by an opponent all season, and the most since South Carolina attempted 81 on February 28, 2009.
The Commodores made nine threes, compared to eight for Missouri, the eighth time that has happened this season.
The Commodores had 10 blocks as a team, which tied for the most in the Stallings era (10 vs. Southern Miss (1/2/09); vs. MTSU (1/4/10); vs. Manhattan (12/30/09)).
Ties: 12; Lead Changes: 22; Vanderbilt largest lead: 6, 2nd half (12:59).
Missouri outscored Vanderbilt 36-32 in the paint, 12-7 off of second chance points, and 15-7 in bench points. VU outscored the Tigers 18-17 off of turnovers and both teams had six fast-break points.
John Jenkins led the team with 23 points, his sixth 20+ effort of the season. He was 7-for-14 from the field, 5-for-10 from three, and 4-for-4 from the free throw line.
Jeffery Taylor scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, his sixth career double-double and his first of 2010-11.
Festus Ezeli tallied 16 points, his seventh double-figure scoring game of the season and 10th of his career. He also pulled down nine rebounds.
Ezeli was 6-of-7 from the floor. He is now 28-for-35 from the field in his last four contests.
Ezeli also had a career-high six blocks, the first time since Julian Terrell blocked six against Appalachian State on December 22, 2003.
Lance Goulbourne scored in double figures with 11 points, his third game of the season and ninth of his career. He also added a career-high five assists.
Rod Odom had a career-high four steals, and is now 7-for-8 in his last three games from beyond-the-arc.
Taylor, 43 minutes, and Jenkins, 41 minutes, each played career highs in minutes.