Wade Baldwin IV scored 15 points, and the Vanderbilt Commodores rallied from 14 points down in beating Alabama 73-66 Saturday for their third straight win.
"Our guys played great on both ends I thought, and I thought in the first half we looked kind of out of it ...," Stallings said. "But we shook the cobwebs out at halftime, and I told them after the game it was me in the first half and them in the second half."
Baldwin is the freshman guard Stallings yelled at after Thursday night's win at Tennessee. Stallings' outburst was caught by cameras, and he was forced to apologize and facing internal discipline in what the athletic director called a personnel issue.
Wade Baldwin Stallings had a quick quip as he started to talk to reporters after this game.
"Just got about 10 more minutes of work today without doing anything stupid, and I'll be all right," he said. "Let's see if I can do it."
The freshman defended his coach that night on Twitter, then tied his career-best with four 3-pointers Saturday.
"That's the ultimate (with) the beating in all the press about him," Baldwin said of the win. "And he's a great coach. I love playing for him. He's been nothing but great since this happened. He's definitely remorseful."
The Commodores (17-12, 7-9 Southeastern Conference) now are 6-2 in February after losing their last seven in January. They also swept the season series with Alabama after winning on the road on Valentine's Day.
Matthew Fisher-Davis scored 13 points, James Siakam had 12 and Luke Kornet added 11 for the Commodores.
Retin Obasohan scored 16 points for Alabama (17-12, 7-9). Levi Randolph added 13 points, Rodney Cooper had 12 and Michael Kessens 10.
The SEC's best 3-point shooters put on another show in the second half against the league's second-best defense outside the arc.
Alabama led 38-27 at halftime, but the Commodores outscored the Tide 23-5 to open the second half in taking a 50-43 lead. They hit four of their six made 3-pointers in the half in a span of 3:02 capped by Kornet's 3 midway through the half.
"We couldn't break their rhythm whether it was man or zone," Alabama coach Anthony Grant said.
When Alabama fouled the Commodores, they simply hit 15 of their final 16 free throws to seal the win.
Vanderbilt, which shot 84.2 percent in the second half beating Tennessee 73-65 in Knoxville on Thursday night, missed its first six shots.
The Crimson Tide matched their biggest lead at 38-24 on a 3-pointer by Obasohan in the final seconds and led 38-27 at halftime, a margin trimmed by back-to-back 3s from Baldwin that turned out to be the start of Vandy's comeback.