MBB travels to Tuscaloosa Thursday
Jan. 18, 2012
Vanderbilt travels to Tuscaloosa, Ala., to take on the Crimson Tide Thursday evening at Coleman Coliseum in a nationally televised broadcast on ESPN2. The game tips off at 6 p.m. CT, and also can be heard live on the Vanderbilt IMG College Radio Network in middle Tennessee and online at vucommodores.com.
The Crimson Tide, at 13-4 and 2-1 in the SEC, lead the league in total defense in all games and are giving up only 55.7 points per contest. The Commodores lead the league in SEC games only in scoring defense, allowing only 52.7 points per game in league play.
Fans attending the game at Coleman Coliseum have a history of good games in the last few years between the two teams - the last three meetings in Tuscaloosa have been settled by three points (Alabama win, 77-74, 2006), five points (overtime Alabama win, 78-73, 2008), and one point (Vanderbilt win, 65-64, 2010), respectively.
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Original Starting Lineup
Brad Tinsley - SEC assist leader in 2010-11, 56 career double-figure scoring games, 34 5+ assist gms, leads the SEC in league games in assists with 6.3 per game, 7th on VU’s all-time assist list.
John Jenkins - All-time VU sophomore leading scorer (624 pts), made 235 career threes, 43.9% shooter for his career from three.
Jeffery Taylor - SEC active leading scorer (1,604 pts), 87 career double-figure games, 15 20+ games, ninth on VU’s all-time scoring list.
Lance Goulbourne - Averaging 7.5 rebounds this season, 13 double-digit rebound games, 5 double-doubles
Festus Ezeli - All-time blocks leader (162), 28 double-digit scoring games, 21 20+ pt gms, 27 3+ block games.
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