2009–10 Vanderbilt Commodores men's basketball team

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2009–10 Vanderbilt Commodores men's basketball
Vanderbilt Commodores logo.svg
NCAA Tournament, Round of 64
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
AP No. 21
2009–10 record 24–9 (12–4 SEC)
Head coach Kevin Stallings
Assistant coach Dan Muller
Assistant coach Tom Richardson
Assistant coach King Rice
Home arena Memorial Gymnasium
Seasons
2009–10 Southeastern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
#2 Kentucky 14 2   .875     35 3   .921
#21 Vanderbilt 12 4   .750     24 9   .727
#15 Tennessee 11 5   .688     28 9   .757
Florida 9 7   .563     21 13   .618
South Carolina 6 10   .375     15 16   .484
Georgia 5 11   .313     14 17   .452
West
Mississippi State 9 7   .563     24 12   .667
Mississippi 9 7   .563     24 11   .686
Arkansas 7 9   .438     14 18   .438
Alabama 6 10   .375     17 15   .531
Auburn 6 10   .375     15 17   .469
LSU 2 14   .125     11 20   .355
SEC Tournament winner
As of March 30, 2010; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2009–10 Vanderbilt Commodores men's basketball team represented Vanderbilt University in the 2009–10 NCAA Division I men's college basketball season. The team competed in the East Division of the Southeastern Conference, as it has since the SEC expanded to 12 schools in 1991. The team was led by Kevin Stallings, in his tenth year as head coach, and played their home games at their home since 1952, Memorial Gymnasium on the school's campus in Nashville, Tennessee. They finished the season 24–9, 12–4 in SEC play. They lost in the semifinals of the 2010 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament to Mississippi State. The Commodores received an at-large bid to the 2010 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, earning a 4 seed in the west region, where they lost to 13 seed Murray State in the first round on a last second buzzer beater.

Roster and individual statistics[edit]

# Name Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown
0 Jermaine Beal G 6–3 205 SR DeSoto, TX
1 Brad Tinsley G 6–3 210 SO Oregon City, OR
3 Festus Ezeli C 6–11 255 SO Benin City, Nigeria
4 Andrew (A.J.) Ogilvy C 6–11 250 JR Sydney, Australia
5 Lance Goulbourne G/F 6–7 215 SO Brooklyn, NY
12 Jordan Smart1 G/F 6–6 180 FR Lexington, KY
15 Elliott Cole1 G 5–11 180 JR Memphis, TN
21 Darshawn McClellan F 6–7 240 JR Fresno, CA
23 John Jenkins G 6–4 215 FR Hendersonville, TN
24 Andre Walker F 6–7 214 SO Flossmoor, IL
33 Steve Tchiengang F 6–9 240 SO Douala, Cameroon
44 Jeffery Taylor G/F 6–7 210 SO Norrköping, Sweden
50 Joe Duffy1 F 6–8 225 JR Charlotte, NC

1 Walk-on.

Source: ESPN.com[1]

2009-10 schedule and results[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Regular Season
11/16/09*
7:00pm
Lipscomb W 95–73  1–0
Memorial Gymnasium (13,481)
Nashville, TN
11/20/09*
10:30pm
at Saint Mary's W 72–70  2–0
McKeon Pavilion (3,500)
Moraga, CA
11/23/09*
4:30pm, ESPN2
No. 24 vs. Cincinnati
Maui Invitational
L 58–67  2–1
Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
Lahaina, HI
11/24/09*
12:30pm, ESPN2
No. 24 vs. Chaminade
Maui Invitational
W 68–41  3–1
Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
Lahaina, HI
11/25/09*
6:00pm, ESPNU
No. 24 vs. Arizona
Maui Invitational
W 84–72  4–1
Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
Lahaina, HI
12/2/09*
8:30pm, ESPNU
Missouri W 89–83  5–1
Memorial Gymnasium (14,256)
Nashville, TN
12/5/09*
3:00pm
DePaul W 67–54  6–1
Memorial Gymnasium (14,016)
Nashville, TN
12/8/09*
7:30pm, BTN
at Illinois L 68–75  6–2
Assembly Hall (15,594)
Champaign, IL
12/11/09*
8:30pm
vs. Western Kentucky
Sun Belt Classic
L 69–76  6–3
Sommet Center (14,516)
Nashville, TN
12/19/09*
3:00pm
Tennessee State W 84–71  7–3
Memorial Gymnasium (12,429)
Nashville, TN
12/21/09*
7:00pm
Mercer W 99–59  8–3
Memorial Gymnasium (12,347)
Nashville, TN
12/30/09*
7:00pm
Manhattan W 86–48  9–3
Memorial Gymnasium (12,338)
Nashville, TN
1/2/10*
2:00pm, FSN
Southern Miss W 82–46  10–3
Memorial Gymnasium (13,176)
Nashville, TN
1/4/10*
8:00pm, FSN
Middle Tennessee W 73–53  11–3
Memorial Gymnasium (12,383)
Nashville, TN
1/9/10
11:00a, ESPN2
Florida W 95–87  12–3 (1–0)
Memorial Gymnasium (13,327)
Nashville, TN
1/13/10
8:00pm, CSS
at Alabama W 65–64  13–3 (2–0)
Coleman Coliseum (11,608)
Tuscaloosa, AL
1/16/10
5:00pm, CSS
at South Carolina W 89–79  14–3 (3–0)
Colonial Life Arena (13,166)
Columbia, SC
1/23/10
12:30pm, SEC
Auburn W 82–74  15–3 (4–0)
Memorial Gymnasium (14,316)
Nashville, TN
1/27/10
6:00pm, ESPNU
No. 21 at No. 14 Tennessee W 85–76  16–3 (5–0)
Thompson-Boling Arena (19,103)
Knoxville, TN
1/30/10
3:00p, ESPN
No. 21 at No. 1 Kentucky L 72–85  16–4 (5–1)
Rupp Arena (24,339)
Lexington, KY
2/3/10
7:00pm, SEC
No. 18 Mississippi State W 75–72  17–4 (6–1)
Memorial Gymnasium (14,316)
Nashville, TN
2/6/10
7:00pm, FSN
No. 18 at Georgia L 58–72  17–5 (6–2)
Stegeman Coliseum (8,131)
Athens, GA
2/9/10
6:00pm, ESPN
No. 22 No. 12 Tennessee W 90–71  18–5 (7–2)
Memorial Gymnasium (14,316)
Nashville, TN
2/13/10
12:30pm, SEC
No. 22 LSU W 77–69  19–5 (8–2)
Memorial Gymnasium (14,316)
Nashville, TN
2/18/10
6:00pm, ESPNU
No. 17 at Mississippi W 82–78  20–5 (9–2)
Tad Smith Coliseum (6,651)
Oxford, MS
2/20/10
5:00pm, ESPN
No. 17 No. 2 Kentucky L 56–58  20–6 (9–3)
Memorial Gymnasium (14,316)
Nashville, TN
2/25/10
6:00pm, ESPNU
No. 16 Georgia W 96–94 OT 21–6 (10–3)
Memorial Gymnasium (14,316)
Nashville, TN
2/27/10
12:30pm, SEC
No. 16 at Arkansas W 89–72  22–6 (11–3)
Bud Walton Arena (14,146)
Fayetteville, AR
3/2/10
6:00pm, ESPN
No. 13 at Florida W 64–60  23–6 (12–3)
O'Connell Center (11,607)
Gainesville, FL
3/6/10
1:00pm, ESPN2
No. 13 South Carolina L 73–77  23–7 (12–4)
Memorial Gymnasium (14,316)
Nashville, TN
2010 SEC Tournament
3/12/10
9:05pm, SEC
No. 20 vs. Georgia
Quarterfinals
W 78–66  24–7
Bridgestone Arena (16,614)
Nashville, TN
3/13/10
2:15pm, ABC
No. 20 vs. Mississippi State
Semifinals
L 52–62  24–8
Bridgestone Arena (20,207)
Nashville, TN
2010 NCAA Tournament
3/18/10
1:30pm, CBS
No. 21 vs. Murray State
First Round
L 65–66  24–9
HP Pavilion (12,712)
San Jose, CA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time Zone.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vanderbilt Commodores' Clubhouse". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2009-04-20.