Georgia vs Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt 63, Georgia 41


NEW ORLEANS (AP) - John Jenkins scored 15 points and Vanderbilt overcame a shaky first-half for a comfortable 63-41 victory over Georgia on Friday night in the second round of the Southeastern Conference tournament.

Brad Tinsley added 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting for the Commodores (22-10), whose triumph set up a semifinal matchup on Saturday with Mississippi, a 77-72 overtime winner over Tennessee.

Dustin Ware scored 10 for Georgia (15-17), which had upset Mississippi State a night earlier but faded against the Commodores while missing 21 of 27 shots in the second half.

Vanderbilt trailed by a point when the second half began but quickly vaulted in front with a 12-2 run that began when Tinsley hit a driving layup as he was fouled and followed that up with a driving finger roll.

Lance Goulbourne capped the spurt with a two-handed jam set up by Taylor's drive and no-look pass. Goulbourne added a 3 and a dunk soon after, and Vandy led 50-35 when Festus Ezeli scored inside.

Ezeli and Goulbourne each finished with 10 points, and Ezeli made five of six shots.

Vanderbilt outshot Georgia 43.9 percent (25 of 57) to 31.9 percent (15 of 47). The Bulldogs were plagued by 17 turnovers, while the Commodores lost the ball eight times.

Vanderbilt entered the game shooting 40 percent from 3-point range on the season, but made only 3 of 13 from long range in the first half, and shot only 34.6 percent (9 of 26) overall in the opening 20 minutes.

Jeffery Taylor, who came in as one of Vanderbilt's leading scorers with 17 points per game, missed his first five shots, including a couple of air balls.

The Commodores' dry spells allowed Georgia to claw back each time Vanderbilt seemed to be on the verge of pulling away early in the game.

An early 7-0 run highlighted by Ezeli's fast-break layup and Jenkins' 3 allowed the Commodores to take an 11-3 lead, but Georgia was able to score the next eight points, including Ware's 3 and mid-range jumper, to tie it.

Late in the half, Tinsley hit a 3 and layup in succession to help Vanderbilt move ahead 24-19. Georgia, however, scored the last six points of the period and took a 25-24 lead into the locker room.

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Georgia (15-17)251641
Vanderbilt (22-10) «243963
GA:D. Ware 10 Pts
GA:G. Robinson 4 Reb
GA:D. Ware 2 Ast
VANDY:J. Jenkins 15 Pts
VANDY:L. Goulbourne 6 Reb
VANDY:B. Tinsley 3 Ast

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Dustin Ware
Brad Tinsley
Georgia Bulldogs
N. Djurisic, F303-81-23017
D. Williams, F120-11-21051
M. Thornton, F60-02-41042
G. Robinson, G321-61-24103
K. Caldwell-Pope, G241-60-04122
D. Ware324-110-022010
S. Brantley161-20-04002
J. Cannon111-34-42116
J. Florveus112-30-03114
V. Williams110-00-01100
C. Nolte61-30-23012
T. Dixon40-00-02010
M. Bucklin20-20-00000
J. Rome21-20-01002
E. Long10-00-00000
Totals 15-479-163671641
Vanderbilt Commodores
J. Taylor, F282-101-23126
L. Goulbourne, F203-83-462210
F. Ezeli, C215-60-241210
J. Jenkins, G306-130-011115
B. Tinsley, G265-71-143212
R. Odom221-30-02112
K. Johnson162-62-21116
D. Parker140-00-03100
S. Tchiengang130-10-04020
J. Siakam30-10-00000
J. Henderson20-00-02010
S. Moats20-10-01000
J. Smart21-10-01002
A. Noll10-00-00000
Totals 25-577-1132111463
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