Sunday, December 6, 2009

Post-DePaul news and notes

by Barca Blog

Extra news and notes from Vanderbilt's 67-54 win over DePaul on Saturday.

VUcommodores' Recap
Check out a full-game replay, highlights, postgame presser footage, quotes, photos and more for the full scoop on the Commodores' victory. Click Here

I posted highlights at the bottom of this blog post, too. If you've missed any clips this season, visit our video archive or our YouTube channel.

Articles from Around the Web
Tennessean: Vanderbilt men hold off DePaul
The City Paper: Ogilvy goes to the line in victory over DePaul

Hinkle Stands Out
Reserve guard Charles Hinkle had one his best games as a Commodore. The Los Alamitos, Calif., native provided a spark off the bench with energy and intensity on both sides of the court. He finished with two points, four rebounds, two assists and a steal in 10 minutes of action. Eight of those minutes came in the second half of a tight game.

"I thought one of the keys to the game was Charles Hinkle's play in the second half," head coach Kevin Stallings said. "He came in and gave us energy just like he does in practice day after day, no matter how much he plays. He's got as good of an attitude as anybody I've ever coached. When you have a great attitude, when your time comes, you'll take advantage of it. He made the most of his opportunity today."

Stallings later suggested that players that don't come to play with the right approach will lose court time to reserves.

Taylor Made
DePaul head coach Jerry Wainwright went out of the way to praise Vanderbilt forward Jeffery Taylor. Wainwright talked in length about how he enjoyed watching Taylor on film prior to the game, and thought the super sophomore was the difference in the game.

“We haven’t really seen a forward like him," said Wainwright, whose team also faced Tennessee this year. "He’s really skilled and has great flow. Jeff has the kind of movement that he can guard Will Walker. So I thought he was really key.”

Schulz's Stats of the Game
Vanderbilt is now 2-1 when trailing at the half. Last year VU was 1-12 when trailing at the half ... In his last two games, A.J. Ogilvy is 24-of-27 (89%) from the foul line. Ogilvy was 12-of-22 (55%) in the first five games of the year. He made a career high 13-of-15 free throw attempts against DePaul. The last time someone made as many free throws in a game as Ogilvy was when Matt Freije made 18 against Indiana in 2003.

Worth Mentioning
Saint Mary's ended Utah State's 37-game home winning streak last night with a 68-63 win over the Aggies at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. Utah State's streak was the second longest in the nation behind only Kansas (45). The Gaels moved to 6-1 with their only loss coming at the hands of the Commodores.

Next Up: VU at Illinois - Tuesday 7:30 p.m. CT
Illinois (6-2) scratched out a tough 84-77 win over Boise State last night in Champaign. Earlier in the week, Illinois rallied on the road from a 23-point deficit in the second half to defeat No. 18 Clemson 76-74. The Commodores will look for revenge after falling to the Illini 69-63 in Nashville last season.

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