2012 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament
Game 8: #Vanderbilt 63, #11 Georgia 41
Final Stats Book
New Orleans, La. -- 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 could not sustain the momentum against the Commodores for more than a half.
Georgia led 25-24 at halftime, but missed 21 of 27 shots in the second half.
Tinsley scored the first five points of the second half for the Commodores, who soon after built a double-digit lead that grew as large as 22 points.
Game 8 Notes – Vanderbilt 63, Georgia 41
Vanderbilt advances to semifinals Saturday at 2:30 CST vs. Ole Miss
(Vanderbilt’s 12th appearance in tourney semifinals; 1-10 record)
All-Time Series: conflict on the series record –
• According to Vanderbilt, VU leads the series 87-48
• According to Georgia, VU leads the series 87-49
• Vanderbilt has won seven in a row
Earlier this Season: VU won both meetings, 77-66 in Nashville and 61-52 in Athens
In SEC Tournament Games: Vanderbilt leads 6-1
• Georgia led at halftime, 25-24, primarily on the strength of a 17-0 lead on bench points.
• Vanderbilt opened the second half with a 12-2 run to take a 36-27 lead.
• The Commodores never trailed again and led by as many as 22 points late in the game.
• VU outscored Georgia 39-16 in the second half.
• Vanderbilt is 22-10
• Vanderbilt had its best defensive performance of the season by limiting Georgia to 41 points; it is also the fewest points Georgia has scored this season.
• John Jenkins led VU with 15 points.
o Jenkins now has 1,580 and moved into the VU top-10 career scoring list
• VU also got double-figure scoring from Brad Tinsley with 12 points , Festus Ezeli (10) and Lance Goulbourne (10).
• Georgia is 15-17
• Georgia won bench points, 26-10.
• Georgia was led by Dustin Ware, who had 10 points.
o Ware has 1,007 points and became the 42nd player in school history to reach 1,000 in a career.