Vanderbilt-Manhattan postgame notes

Dec. 30, 2009

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Vanderbilt 86, Manhattan 48
December 30, 2009 – Memorial Gym – Nashville, Tenn.
Attendance: 12,338

Starting Lineups

– Vanderbilt started senior Jermaine Beal, sophomore Brad Tinsley and sophomore Jeffery Taylor at guard … sophomore Andre Walker started at forward and sophomore Festus Ezeli started at center … It was the third time this season and second game in a row that Vanderbilt used this starting lineup … Vanderbilt is now 3-0 with this starting lineup after previously beating Lipscomb and Mercer.
– Taylor made his 43rd consecutive start and has started every game of his career … Tinsley made the 40th start of his career and 23rd in a row, starting every game since Jan. 31, 2009 at Auburn … After having his streak of 70-straight starts snapped against Western Kentucky on Dec. 11, Beal made the 77th of his career … The start by Walker was the 12th of his career and 11th in 12 games this season … Before this season, his only start was against MTSU on Nov. 24, 2009 when he suffered a season-ending knee injury … Ezeli’s start was the fifth of the year, fourth in a row and 11th of his career … Today’s game marked just the seventh time in Ogilvy’s career (74 career games) that he did not start … It was the fourth straight game Ogilvy has not started.

Postgame Notes
– Vanderbilt improved to 9-3 on the season, while Manhattan fell to 6-6 … Vanderbilt has now won 11 in a row at Memorial Gym, including all six games this year … VU’s last home loss was against Florida on Jan. 25, 2009.
– The 2009-10 season is the 110th in Vanderbilt’s history.
– Today’s meeting was the second all-time between Vanderbilt and Manhattan … Vanderbilt now leads the all-time series 2-0 … In the only other meeting between the schools, Vanderbilt earned an 85-71 win at home on Dec. 28, 1982.
– Vanderbilt is now 4-1 all-time against teams from the MAAC … Vanderbilt’s only loss was to Siena in the 2008 NCAA Tournament.
– With John Jenkins’ three-pointer with 9:54 remaining in the first half, Vanderbilt extended its consecutive games streak with at least one three-pointer made to 741 … VU is one of only three schools (UNLV and Princeton) that have made at least one three-pointer in every game played since the three-point line was established for the 1986-87 season … Only UNLV (751) has a longer streak than Vanderbilt.
– Vanderbilt’s 38-point win was its second largest margin of victory this season behind its 40-point win over Mercer in the team’s previous game.
– Vanderbilt has won its last two games by a total of 78 points … The last time it won two consecutive games by a larger margin was during the 2006-07 season when the Commodores defeated Nicholls St. (36) and UPR-Mayaguez (43) by a combined 79 points on Dec. 16 and 19.
– The 10 blocked shots by Vanderbilt were a season high and one of from the school record of 11, which Vanderbilt had on Dec. 29, 1994 at Arizona State.
– The 48 points allowed by Vanderbilt was its second fewest given up this season … Only Chaminade (41) scored fewer points.
– The 25.8 percent Manhattan shot from the floor was also the second-lowest percentage allowed by Vanderbilt this season … Chaminade made just 23.8 percent of its shots.
– One game after having five players reach double figures for the first time this season, Vanderbilt had two players reach double figures and four that finished the game with nine points.
– Vanderbilt shot 43.8 percent from the floor, compared to just 25.8 percent by Manhattan.
– Vanderbilt also outscored Manhattan in the paint, 47-24, and on second-chance points, 16-5.
– Vanderbilt outrebounded Manhattan by 16 … It was the most VU has outrebounded an opponent by since outrebounding Missouri by 21 on Dec. 2.
– Vanderbilt is 7-0 when scoring at least 70 points this season.

First Half Notes – Vanderbilt 38, Manhattan 22
– Vanderbilt scored the first six points of the game and held a 10-2 advantage after a bucket by Brad Tinsley with 16:04 to play in the half.
– Two free throws and a basket by A.J. Ogilvy extended the Commodores lead to 12, 18-6, with 11:33 to play.
– A three-pointer by John Jenkins with 9:54 to play capped an 11-0 Vanderbilt run, which gave VU a 21-6 lead.
– With Vanderbilt leading 26-8, Manhattan went on a 5-0 run to pull within 13, 26-13, with 5:51 to play.
– Vanderbilt was able to push its lead back to 18, 36-18, with 1:38 to play in the half.
– After topping 60 percent from the floor each of the last two games, Vanderbilt shot 38.9 percent from the floor in the first half … Manhattan made just 25 percent of its shots.
– Ties: 0
– Lead changes: 0
– Largest lead: VU – 18, 8:06 & 1:38; Manhattan – N/A
A.J. Ogilvy led Vanderbilt with eight points at the half.
– Vanderbilt had nine players score in the first half.
– Vanderbilt outrebounded Manhattan 26-20 and outscored the Jaspers 20-10 in the paint.

Second Half Notes
– Holding a 38-22 lead at the break, Vanderbilt went on a 17-2 run to start the half and push its lead to 31 (55-24) â€â€ it’s largest of the game at that point.
– Vanderbilt outscored Manhattan 39-7 to begin the second half … The run extended VU’s lead to 48 points, 77-29.
– Holding a 59-29 lead, Vanderbilt scored the next 18 points.
– Vanderbilt would extend its lead to as much as 48, 77-29, following a three-pointer by Brad Tinsley with 7:49 to play in the game.
– Ties: 0
– Lead changes: 0
– Largest lead: VU – 48, 7:49; Manhattan – N/A
– Vanderbilt shot 48.6 percent from the floor in the half.
– Manhattan shot 25.8 percent from the floor in the half.

Individual Notes
– With tonight’s win Head Coach Kevin Stallings moved into second place among al-time wins leaders at Vanderbilt with 198 career wins, surpassing Bob Polk, who had 197 wins … He now has 198 career wins and 131 losses at Vanderbilt … Roy Skinner’s 278 wins is more than any coach in Vanderbilt history.
A.J. Ogilvy scored 12 points and now has 1,174 for his career, which ranks 28th in school history … He now trails Billy Joe Adcock (1,190) for 27th all-time … A.J. Ogilvy has scored in double figures in 65 of 75 career games … It was the seventh time this season he has scored in double figures.
John Jenkins scored a team-high 15 points to reach double figures in scoring for the seventh time in his career … It marked the second game in a row Jenkins has led Vanderbilt in scoring … Jenkins has now scored in double figures in four of the last five games.
– Jenkins also set a career high with six rebounds, topping his previous best of four rebounds against Chaminade.
Brad Tinsley tied his career high with six rebounds … The total matched his previous high he had Dec. 3, 2008 against UIC.
Festus Ezeli posted a career high with four blocked shots … His previous high was three on three other occasions with the last coming March 8, 2009 against Arkansas.
– Ezeli matched his career high with six rebounds … He also had six rebounds on Dec. 6, 2008 at Georgia Tech.
Lance Goulbourne set a career high in free throws made and attempted, finishing the game 7-of-10 from the line … His previous high was six makes in eight attempts against Kentucky on Feb. 17, 2009.
– Goulbourne matched a season high with nine points … He also scored nine points against Lipscomb in the season opener.
Jermaine Beal finished the game with one assist and ranks eighth in school history with 355 career assists … Russell Lakey (2000-04) is seventh in school history with 369 assists.
– After picking up his fourth foul with 16:36 to play in the game, Jeffery Taylor did not play the rest of the game and finished with six points … It was only the second game this season he has not reached double figures in scoring.
Aaron Noll made the first two free throws of his career to match his career high of two points previously scored on Dec. 31, 2008 against St. Francis.
– Vanderbilt played all 15 players in the game.