Vanderbilt-Miami notes

Jan. 2, 2012

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Vanderbilt 69, Miami (Ohio) 62
January 2, 2012 * Attendance: 13,162
Memorial Gym, Nashville, Tenn.

Starting Lineup:

Postgame Notes:

  • Head coach Kevin Stallings’ overall record improved to 369-215 (18), and 246-152 (13) at Vanderbilt.
  • Series record between the two schools is now 4-1.
  • John Jenkins three-pointer to open the game extended Vanderbilt streak to 810 consecutive games with a made basket from beyond the arc.
  • Brian Sullivan’s eight three-pointers made marked the first time Vandy allowed an opposing player to connect on eight threes since Josh Mayo of Illinois-Chicago on 12/3/2008.
  • Vanderbilt held Miami to only one free throw attempt in the game. The last time VU held an opponent to five or less free throws was against Davidson on 1/2/2011.
  • Vanderbilt was outrebounded 31-27 for the game. Monday’s win over Miami marked the first time this season the Commodores have won a game when an opponent outrebounds them.
  • The Commodores’ 88.2% (15-17) clip from the free throw line was a season-best.

Second Half Notes:

  • Jenkins connected on back to back treys to give Vanderbilt a nine point lead, at 39-30, with 16:28 left in the game.
  • After Miami cut the VU lead to two, the Commodores went on a 9-0 run to take a 52-41 lead on a Taylor jumper with 9:29 remaining in the contest.
  • The Dores led the entirety of the second half and finished with the 69-62 victory after two free throws by Brad Tinsley with 15 second on the clock.

First Half Notes:

  • Vandy won the opening tip for the 12th time this season; the Dores are now 9-3 when winning the tip this season.
  • John Jenkins made a three-pointer just under two minutes into the game to open the scoring; Vandy is now 6-2 when scoring first this season.
  • Vanderbilt started with a 7-2 run to start the game over the first 4:35 of the contest.
  • Jenkins scored eight of the Commodores first 10 points, but failed to score again in the final 11 minutes of the half, leading VU with eight points at the break.
  • Vandy recorded a 9-0 run late in the first half to take a 25-20 lead with 3:44 remaining in the period. The Dores regained the lead at 21-20 on a Jeffery Taylor three-pointer and never lost it the remainder of the game.
  • VU led 27-24 at the break and are now 9-2 when leading at the half.

Individual Notes:

  • Jenkins led Vanderbilt with 26 points. He now has scored in double figures in every game he’s played this season, and 62 times in his career. He has achieved the mark in 45 consecutive games played.
  • Jenkins connected on five three pointers, extending his streak to 37 consecutive games with a trey. He has made three or more three-pointers in ten contests this year and 41 times in his career.
  • Festus Ezeli tallied four blocks in the game, breaking the all-time record at Vanderbilt for blocks. He now has 159 in his career. The center added seven rebounds in the victory.
  • Taylor and Tinsley added 11 points each, marking the 85th career double digit scoring game for the former, and the 54th for the latter.
  • Lance Goulbourne added nine points and tied a career best with three blocks in the victory.