Vanderbilt-Tennessee notes

March 3, 2012

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Tennessee 68, Vanderbilt 61
Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville, Tenn.
Attendance: 22,172

  • Tennessee now leads the career series, 111-70, and 71-21 in games played in Knoxville.
  • Coach Stallings moves to 12-15 all time against Tennessee.
  • Vanderbilt finished the season 21-10 and 10-6 in SEC play after losing to Tennessee Saturday.
  • The Vols and Commodores split the season series at one, with each team winning on its home floor.
    Vanderbilt SEC Tournament Scenarios:
  • Florida defeats Kentucky Sunday, Commodores will be the four seed and will take on the winner of Alabama and South Carolina at 2:30 Friday afternoon.
  • Kentucky defeats Florida Sunday, Vanderbilt will be three seed, will take on winner of Georgia and Mississippi State at 9 Friday night.
  • Tennessee out rebounded Vanderbilt, 40-30. VU finishes regular season 4-8 when outrebounded by opponent.
  • VU moves to 11-6 with starting lineup of Brad Tinsley, John Jenkins, Jeffery Taylor, Lance Goulbourne, and Festus Ezeli.
  • Commodores shot 39% against the Vols Saturday. It was only the fifth time this year Vanderbilt shot under 40% from the floor in a game.
  • Vanderbilt held Tennessee to only 18.8% from beyond-the-arc in the game (3-16).
  • The score was tied three times and the lead changed hands on seven occasions. Vanderbilt’s largest lead of the game came at the 8:25 mark in the first half when the Commodores led by six.

Individual Notes

  • John Jenkins led the team with 18 points and made three three-point baskets against the Volunteers. Lance Goulbourne scored 12 points and Jeffery Taylor added 12 points.
  • Jenkins’ three threes now ties him with Tennessee sharp shooter Chris Lofton for the second-best season total for threes made with 118. It was also the 26th game this year in which he has made three or more three-point baskets.
  • Jenkins has now scored in double-digits in 64 consecutive games and made a three-point basket in 51 straight.
  • Goulbourne’s 12 points was his second consecutive double-digit effort. He also tied a career high with four steals.
  • Taylor’s 10 points all came in the second half. Since 2010, the Commodores are 12-12 when he fails to reach the 15-point barrier.

Record Watch
Jenkins moved into third place on Vanderbilt’s all-time three-point field goals made list, surpassing Scott Draud (1987-91). Jenkins now has 290 made threes.