VU-SC postgame notes

Jan. 19, 2013

Box Score

Vanderbilt 58, South Carolina 51
January 19, 2013
Columbia, S.C.

Starters: Rod Odom, Kedren Johnson, Sheldon Jeter, Dai-Jon Parker and Shelby Moats. It was the second time Vanderbilt has used this starting lineup (Commodores are 1-1).

  • Vanderbilt moved to 27-24 all-time against South Carolina, with head coach Kevin Stallings now 14-13 all-time against the Gamecocks. VU has won four consecutive games in the overall series.
  • Stallings is now 391-231 in his 20-year career, and 277-168 at Vanderbilt (14 seasons).
  • Vanderbilt made a three-pointer for the 848th game in a row, which ranks second in the nation behind UNLV. VU has made a three in every game since the line’s inception in the 1986-87 season.
  • Vanderbilt won its first SEC game of the season, and is now 1-3 in SEC play.
  • The Commodores shot 43.2% from the floor, and held South Carolina to 23.7% from the floor, its best defensive performance of the season. South Carolina was 14-59 from the floor for the game, and only 4-21 from beyond-the-arc (19%). VU is 6-0 this season when outshooting its opponent.
  • VU outrebounded South Carolina, 40-33, on the day, and outscored the Gamecocks, 8-7, in second-chance points. Vanderbilt is 5-1 this season when outrebounding their opponent.
  • Vanderbilt converted on a season-high 20 made free throws in the game and attempted a season-best 33 attempts from the charity stripe (60.6%).
  • The Commodores attempted only 13 threes, its second-fewest total of the season. Vanderbilt shot only 12 threes against MTSU on Dec. 21.
  • Vanderbilt leading scorer Kedren Johnson, who entered the game averaging 15.9 points per game, was held to only three points, all on free throws, but tied a career-high with eight rebounds and dished out four assists. Johnson’s rebound total led the team.
  • Junior guard Kyle Fuller led the team in scoring with 12 points, while sophomore guard Dai-Jon Parker added 11 points, including a 6-7 mark at the charity stripe.
  • Freshman guard Kevin Bright scored eight points, had seven rebounds, and dished out three assists in 30 minutes of action.
  • Vanderbilt led for most of the contest, and had its biggest lead of 10 points at the 10:39 mark of the second half. The game featured three lead changes and two ties.
  • Both teams made more free throws than field goals. Vanderbilt made 20 free throws and 16 field goals, while South Carolina made 19 free throws and had 14 field goals.
  • South Carolina attempted 22 more shots than the Commodores (59-37).