Post-Georgia game notes

Feb. 26, 2009

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Vanderbilt 57 – Georgia 61
February 25, 2009 – Athens, Ga.

Starting Lineups
– Vanderbilt started junior Jermaine Beal, sophomore A.J. Ogilvy, and freshmen Steve Tchiengang, Jeffery Taylor, and Brad Tinsley. This marks the 11th time Vanderbilt has used this starting lineup. The Commodores are 6-5 when using this lineup.
– Beal leads the team with 62 career starts, including 56 straight. Ogilvy made his 24th start of the season and 57th of his career. Taylor made his 27th consecutive start, and Tinsley made his 25th consecutive start.

First Half Notes – Georgia 34 Vanderbilt 23
– Vanderbilt made only six of 24 shots from the floor in the first half (25%). Georgia was 14-for-29 from the floor (48.3%) .
– It was the Commodores’ second worst first half shooting performance of the season (at Tenn., 5-27, .185).
– Vanderbilt was 1-of-8 from three (12.5%) in the first stanza.
– The Commodores had one assist to only eight turnovers in the first half.
– The Commodores were 10-of-15 from the free throw line in the first half (66.7%) compared to 4-of-7 for Georgia.
Jermaine Beal and A.J. Ogilvy led the team at the break with five points apiece.
– Vanderbilt’s streak of games with at least one three point basket was extended to 725 games with Jermaine Beal’s three pointer with 5:42 left in the first half. Vanderbilt has now made a three pointer in every game since the three point line was established prior to the 1986-87 campaign.
– The Bulldogs strung together an 8-0 run and a 7-0 run in the first half to help give them the 11-point margin at the half.
– The Commodores had only two made baskets in the first 13:44 minutes of action.

Second Half Notes
– Vanderbilt emerged with the lead after a 13-4 run at the 4:28 mark in regulation on a George Drake jumper (54-53).
– After a 2:06 stretch in which both teams could not score, Georgia’s Ricky McPhee knocked in a three pointer to give the Bulldogs the lead for good.
– Vanderbilt had a chance to tie the game (trailing, 59-56) with 16 seconds to go, but Drake’s three point attempt was off the mark.

Post Game Notes
– Vanderbilt fell to 16-11 on the season and 5-8 in SEC play.
– Vanderbilt and Georgia split the season series, with both teams winning on their home floor. The Bulldogs snapped a four game Commodore winning streak with the win.
– Vanderbilt outrebounded Florida, 43-35, in the game. The Commodores have outrebounded 21 of their 27 opponents this season, and in seven of their losses in conference play.
– The Commodores shot a season-low 31.4% (16-51) from the floor against the Bulldogs. The 16 made field goals tied a season low (at Georgia Tech).
– Vanderbilt dished out six assists against Georgia, a season low.
– The Commodores outscored Georgia, 10-9, on second chance points. Georgia claimed the advantage in the other specialty stat categories – 24-10 in points in the paint, 15-7 in points off of turnovers, 8-0 in fast break points, and 23-10 in bench points.

Individual Notes
A.J. Ogilvy led Vanderbilt with 12 points, his 22nd double digit game this season and 54th of his career.
Brad Tinsley and Jermaine Beal scored 11 points apiece. Beal (2), Tinsley (3), and Ogilvy (1) accounted for all six of the Commodores’ made threes.
– Ogilvy led the team with eight rebounds. Steve Tchiengang and Jeffery Taylor each had six rebounds apiece.
– Tchiengang made a career-best five free throws (5-for-5).