Men's Basketball
MBB takes on Bucknell Tuesday

Nov. 14, 2011

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There is no rest for the weary for the Commodore men’s basketball team, as they take on Bucknell Tuesday night in their third game in five days at Memorial Gym as a part of the TicketCity Legends Classic.  The game tips at 7 p.m. and can be heard live on the Vanderbilt Radio Network from IMG College and seen on as a part of the website’s All-Access package.

Vanderbilt is coming off of their first loss of the season, a 71-58 decision to Cleveland State on Sunday afternoon at Memorial Gym.  John Jenkins led the team with 17 points, and surpassed the 1,000-point barrier in the process.  Lance Goulbourne tallied 11 points and eight rebounds, and Steve Tchiengang had a career-high 10 rebounds for the Commodores.

There are a few single-game tickets available for $20 for Tuesday’s game.  Please call (615) 322-GOLD or visit the McGugin Center Ticket Office for more information.

Series Information:
Series Record:
  First meeting
Last Meeting:
  First meeting
Record at Vanderbilt:
Record at CSU:
Record at Neutral Site:
Coach Stallings vs. BU:
  Coach Stallings is 1-0 against Bucknell.

Media Information:
  Vanderbilt Radio Network from IMG College
Radio Talent:
  Joe Fisher (pxp), Tim Thompson (analyst)
Live Video:
Live Stats:
Twitter Updates:

More On The Bucknell Series

  • Tuesday’s meeting will be the first in the series between the two teams.
  • Vanderbilt is 11-3 all-time against members of the Patriot League.
  • Bucknell captured the 2011 Patriot League regular season and tournament championships with a 25-9 record.  The Bison return four starters and are led by 2011 Patriot League Player of the Year Mike Muscala, a 6’11 post man who averaged 14.9 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks per game.
  • Bucknell freshman Steven Kaspar is from Lakeland, Tenn.

Quick Hitters

  • Commodores are now 1-1 after dropping a 71-58 decision to Cleveland State on Sunday at Memorial Gym.
  • The loss snapped a 20-game home non-conference winning streak that dates back to Dec. 3, 2008 (74-55 loss to Illinois-Chicago).
  • John Jenkins led the team with 17 points, and surpassed the 1,000-point plateau doing so.  Jenkins is the 42nd Vanderbilt player to score 1,000 points or more.
  • Lance Goulbourne scored 11 points and had 8 rebounds, while Steve Tchiengang grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds.
  • Vanderbilt entered the 2011-12 campaign as the number seven team in the nation according to the Associated Press and the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll, but fell to 18th in the AP poll and 20th in the Coaches poll after Sunday’s loss to Cleveland State.

Game Two - Cleveland State 71, Vanderbilt 58

            John Jenkins scored 17 points and surpassed the 1,000-point barrier on Sunday against Cleveland State, but it was not enough as the Vikings came away with a 71-58 win over the Commodores in the opening game of the TicketCity Legends Classic.

  • VU committed 21 turnovers, allowing 22 points to be scored off them. The last time Vandy recorded 20 turnovers in a game was when they turned it over 23 against St. Mary’s on January 22, 2011.
  • Vanderbilt trailed the entire game, not once holding a lead. Vanderbilt cut the lead to three early in the second half, but that was as close as the Commodores would get. 
  • Vanderbilt scored 18 of its 58 points from the charity stripe, shooting 68%.
  • The 58 points scored was the fewest since scoring 51 (60-51) in a loss to Tennessee on February 22, 2011.
  • Cleveland State shot 50% from the floor, compared to 35.3% for the Commodores.
  • The Vikings outscored Vanderbilt 15-7 in second-chance points, 14-8 in fast break points, 34-20 in points in the paint, and 22-9 in bench points.
  • The Commodores converted on only 23.5% of its 3-point attempts (4-17).
  • Vanderbilt had more turnovers (21) than made baskets (18).

Jenkins eclipses 1,000 points, Taylor climbs scoring list

            John Jenkins scored 17 points against Cleveland State, and now has 1,005 points, becoming the 42nd Vanderbilt player to surpass the 1,000-point barrier.  Jeffery Taylor now has 1,346 points in his career, and is 18th on the Vanderbilt all-time scoring list.  He trails Billy McCaffrey by 13 points for 17th place on the list.








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