Vanderbilt vs Xavier

Vanderbilt 66, Xavier 64

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CINCINNATI (AP) - Kyle Fuller scored a career-high 25 points, including all 12 of Vanderbilt's overtime points, as the Commodores outlasted Xavier for a 66-64 win on Thursday night.

Fuller gave Vanderbilt (3-4) the lead for good at 61-60 on a leaner with 1:26 left in the game. He was fouled and missed the free throw, but he followed up by being fouled while scoring on a driving layup and making the free throw for a 64-60 lead with 1:10 left. His two free throws with 14.9 seconds left were the difference.

Kedren Johnson scored 19 points and Kevin Bright added 11 with 10 rebounds for Vanderbilt, which had lost four of its last five games and all six of its previous games against Xavier.

The Commodores won despite making just 13 of 25 free throws.

Travis Taylor scored 15 points to lead four Musketeers in double figures. Justin Martin added 13 and Stephon Christon finished with 12 for Xavier (6-2), which suffered its first loss in four home games. Xavier was almost as bad as Vanderbilt on free throws, making just 9 of 17.

Isaiah Philmore, a Towson transfer making his first career start for Xavier, had a double-double and set season highs with 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker and coach Billy Hatcher were on hand for the game, sitting in the first row behind the scorer's table.

Martin scored 10 points and Xavier shot 53.8 percent from the field (14 of 26) while leading by as many as eight points in the first half before settling for a 33-27 halftime lead.

Johnson, who went into the game leading the Commodores with an average of 16.7 points, scored 12 in the half and had four steals to help keep Vanderbilt in the game.

Taylor scored the first seven points of the second half to give Xavier a 40-27 lead. The Commodores committed two turnovers and missed their first three shots from the field before Johnson connected on a 3-pointer with 15:50 left in the game.

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Vanderbilt Commodores
R. Odom, F312-51-42057
J. Henderson, C200-10-01210
K. Bright, G423-63-4100211
K. Johnson, G418-161-343119
K. Fuller, G408-167-1045125
S. Moats251-40-25143
J. Siakam140-01-22031
S. Jeter120-10-01020
Totals 22-4913-2531111966
 44.9%52% 
Xavier Musketeers
J. Martin, F405-72-353413
I. Philmore, F384-93-4101211
T. Taylor, F316-93-440415
S. Christon, G396-130-215512
D. Davis, G372-90-02336
B. Redford162-70-00116
J. Robinson140-11-25021
E. Stenger70-00-22100
L. Amos30-00-00010
Totals 25-559-1733142264
 45.5%52.9% 
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Kentucky18-038-11
Arkansas13-527-920
LSU11-722-1157
Georgia11-721-1238
Texas A&M11-721-1267
Ole Miss11-721-1360
Vanderbilt9-921-14104
Alabama8-1019-1585
Florida8-1016-1772
Tennessee7-1116-1696
S. Carolina6-1217-1691
Miss. State6-1213-19216
Auburn4-1415-20128
Missouri3-159-23218

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Villanova16-233-32
Butler12-623-1131
Georgetown12-622-1125
Providence11-722-1222
St. Johns10-821-1244
Xavier9-923-1430
Seton Hall6-1216-1597
DePaul6-1212-20197
Creighton4-1414-19151
Marquette4-1413-19147
 
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