Post-Tennessee game notes

Feb. 14, 2009

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Vanderbilt 50 – Tennessee 69
February 14, 2009 – Thompson-Boling Arena – Knoxville, Tenn.
Attendance: 20,375

The Vanderbilt starters were junior Jermaine Beal, sophomore A.J. Ogilvy, and freshmen Steve Tchiengang, Jeffery Taylor, and Brad Tinsley. It is the 59th career start for Beal (and 54th straight). Both totals are team highs. The Commodores are now 5-3 with this starting lineup.

First Half Notes: Vanderbilt 18 Tennessee 26
Jermaine Beal scored the first points of the game for either team, putting Vanderbilt up at 2-0
– Vanderbilt was held scoreless for 6:55 until Jeffrey Taylor’s layup at the 9:09 mark, giving Tennessee a 14-0 run.
– There were five lead changes and one tie in the first half.
– Vanderbilt closed Tennessee’s lead to five on a layup by Brad Tinsley with 5:00 remaining in the half.
– Vanderbilt held Tennessee scoreless for 5:21, going on an 8-0 run.
– This was the lowest scoring half for Vanderbilt in the 2008-2009 season
– Vanderbilt shot just above 39% from the floor and were 0-for-7 and 0-for-2 on 3-pointers and free throws, respectively.
Brad Tinsley, Jeffrey Taylor, and Festus Ezeli led Vanderbilt with four points apiece. Lance Goulbourne and Jermaine Beal led Vanderbilt with four rebounds each.
– Both teams were scoreless in the last 2:38 of the half.
– Vanderbilt’s largest lead of the half was off of Beal’s first basket at the 19:18 mark. Tennessee’s largest lead was 13 at the 10:30 mark.

Second Half Notes: Vanderbilt 50 Tennessee 69
Brad Tinsley’s 3-pointer at the 17:20 mark of the second half extended Vanderbilt’s streak of consecutive games with a 3-pointer to 722. The streak dates back to when the three-point line was established in the 1986-87 season. The Commodores rank second in Division I basketball only to UNLV’s 728-game streak in Division I basketball. Vanderbilt, UNLV and Princeton (614) are the only three schools in college basketball to accomplish this feat.
– Vanderbilt was scoreless for 1:31 in between bookend dunks by Lance Goulbourne.
– Vanderbilt was held scoreless for another 1:31 in between bookend free throws by A.J. Ogilvy.
– Vanderbilt did not score in the last 2:31 of the contest.
– Tennessee’s Josh Tabb shot a 3-pointer with 40 seconds remaining for the final points of the game.
– Vanderbilt was 10-for-14 from the charity stripe in the second half.
– In the second half, the Commodores shot just above 38% from the floor.

Post-Game Notes:
– Vanderbilt’s three-game winning streak comes to an end.
– Tennessee leads the all-time series 108-67
– Tennessee leads the series in Knoxville 69-20
– With the loss, the Commodores fall to 15-9 overall, and 4-6 in SEC play. Tennessee moves to 16-8 overall, 7-3 in the SEC.
– 50 points ties for the lowest scored in a game this season. Vanderbilt scored 50 points in a win against Georgia on January 14th.
– Beal’s opening basket of the game was his only field goal of the entire contest.

Individual Notes:
A.J. Ogilvy was 3-for-6 with 11 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists. He was also 5-for-6 from the charity stripe.
Brad Tinsley was 5-for-10 with 11 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds, and 1 block.
Steve Tchiengang contributed 7 points and 4 rebounds.
Lance Goulbourne and Jermaine Beal led with 6 rebounds each.