At the half: Vanderbilt 35, Georgia 27

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – One of the highlights in the first half of the Georgia-Vanderbilt game was watching a couple of freakish athletes like Travis Leslie and Jeffery Taylor go at it.

Leslie doesn’t back down from anybody, and neither does Taylor.

Leslie looks like he’s going to dunk everything when he gets into the lane and single-handedly kept the Bulldogs in the game in the first half with 16 points.

Vanderbilt leads 35-27 at the break.

The Commodores were led by senior point guard Jermaine Beal’s 12 points. When he’s hitting his jumper, this is a team that’s extremely difficult to defend.

Both teams have good size inside, but Vanderbilt had its way on the boards with a 28-15 rebounding advantage.

Georgia has to get something from sophomore forward Trey Thompkins, who went scoreless in the first half on 0-of-6 shooting.