Vanderbilt-UGA notes

March 10, 2012

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Vanderbilt 63, Georgia 41
2012 SEC Tournament Quarterfinals
New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, La.
Attendance: 10,526

  • Vanderbilt moved to 33-49 all-time in the SEC Tournament, and will advance to the semifinals for the third consecutive season. The Commodores have only advanced to one SEC Tournament final, and that happened in 1951. Vanderbilt won their only finals appearance, 61-57, over Kentucky.
  • The Commodores went 3-0 against Georgia in 2012.
  • VU moves to 12-6 with starting lineup of Brad Tinsley, John Jenkins, Jeffery Taylor, Lance Goulbourne, and Festus Ezeli.
  • The 41 points allowed was the Commodores’ second fewest of the season. Vanderbilt allowed only 35 points to Auburn in the SEC opener on January 7.
  • Georgia only had one player in double figures – Dustin Ware. VU held Georgia’s leading scorers, Gerald Robinson and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, to only three and two points, respectively.
  • The Commodores shot 43.9% for the game, and 51.6% in the second half. Vanderbilt outscored Georgia, 39-16, in the second half after trailing 25-24 at the half.
  • The Commodores are now 2-4 in games in which they trail at the half.
  • Vanderbilt’s 11 free throw attempts were its fewest since attempting nine against Mississippi State on January 21.
  • The Commodores’ 24% performance from three was its worst of the season.
  • Georgia outrebounded Vanderbilt, 36-32, and outscored the Commodores, 10-8, on second-chance points.
  • VU outscored Georgia, 14-6, in points off of turnovers.
  • The Commodores only committed eight turnovers, compared to 17 for Georgia.

Individual Notes

  • John Jenkins led four Vanderbilt players in double figures with 15 points. Brad Tinsley added 12 points, while Lance Goulbourne and Festus Ezeli each added 10 points.
  • Jenkins now has 121 made threes in 2011-12, and has the second-best single season total in Vanderbilt and SEC history. Shan Foster had 134 threes in 2007-08.
  • He has now scored in double-digits in 65 consecutive games and made a three-point basket in 52 straight.
  • Jenkins has made three or more threes in 27 games this year.
  • Tinsley’s 12-point effort was his first double-digit scoring game since tallying 13 points against Kentucky at Memorial Gym on February 11.
  • Goulbourne’s 10 points was his fourth double digit scoring game in the last five contests. His six rebounds also led the team.
  • Ezeli has now scored in double figures in four out of his last five games and 10 of his last 12.
  • Goulbourne, Jeffery Taylor, and Kedren Johnson each tallied two steals.

Record Watch

  • Jenkins is now 10th on Vanderbilt’s all-time scoring list with 1,580 points. He surpassed Jeff Fosnes (1973-76), who finished his career with 1,579 points.