Post-UMass game notes

Jan. 3, 2009

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Vanderbilt 78 – UMass 48
January 3, 2008 – Mullins Center – Amherst, Mass.
Attendance: 5,698

Vanderbilt started junior Jermaine Beal, sophomores A.J. Ogilvy and Darshawn McClellan, and freshmen Jeffery Taylor. It was the fourth time the Commodores have used the lineup (3-1 record).
Beal leads the team with 49 career starts, including 44 straight. Taylor made his 14th start of his career while Tinsley made his 12th consecutive start and 12th of his career. Ogilvy made his 46th career start and 13th of the season.

First half notes – Vanderbilt 28 UMass 23
Vanderbilt held UMass to 23 first half points, the lowest for an opponent this season.
Steve Tchiengang was Vanderbilt’s leading scorer with six points.

Second half notes – Vanderbilt 50 UMass 25
The Commodores scored 50 points in the second half, VU’s best total for a half all season.
Vanderbilt went on a 31-8 run to start the second half.

Post game notes:
Vanderbilt moved to 11-3 on the season, and has now won six straight games, its longest winning streak of the season, and the longest since the Commodores reeled off 16 straight to begin the 2007-08 campaign.
Vanderbilt now leads the all-time series, 2-0, over the Minutemen.
The Commodores now own a 19-13 record all time against the Atlantic 10.
The 30-point win was the Commodores’ largest of the season.Vanderbilt held the Minutemen to only 48 points, the lowest opponent total of the year.
The Commodores also held UMass to only 28.6% from the floor, its lowest opponent field goal percentage of the season.
Vanderbilt outrebounded UMass, 48-28, and is now 11-0 when outrebounding their opponents. The +20 rebounding margin is the largest in a single game in 2008-09.
The Commodores’ rebounding margin in their 11 wins is now +9.5.
The 61 field goals attempted against UMass is a season high.
The 19 assists was also a season high.
Vanderbilt committed 12 turnovers on the night – the Commodores turnover average in its last three games is 9.3.
Vanderbilt shot 45.9% from the field, 40.0% from three, and 82.4% from the free throw line in the game.
The Commodores held UMass to only eight made field goals in the first and second half.
All 15 players on the active roster played in the game.

Individual Notes:
A.J. Ogilvy scored 14 points, 12 in the second half, to lead the Commodores. Ogilvy has scored in double figures in every game he has played in 2008-09, and notched double figures in 45 of 48 career games.
Darshawn McClellan, Jermaine Beal, and Lance Goulbourne each added 10 points for Vanderbilt.
McClellan’s 10 points tied a career high he set at Kentucky on January 12, 2008. His four made field goals set a new career high.
Beal’s 10 point effort was the 10th time he has scored in double figures this year, and the 24th time in his three-year career. Vanderbilt is 10-0 this season when Beal scores in double digits, and 23-1 in his career.
Ogilvy and Goulbourne led Vanderbilt on the glass with eight rebounds apiece.
Goulbourne added double figures for the second time in his career. He also scored in double figures in the season opener against Morehead State (scored 11 points).
Steve Tchiengang scored a career high nine points against UMass. He also made a career-high three field goals.
Walk-on Chris Meriweather made his first career field goal in the game.
Beal had six assists against UMass, the third time this season he has had six or more assists in a game.
Brad Tinsley scored nine points, and had a career-high three steals.