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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Scoreboard
Vanderbilt (3-4) «27271266
Xavier (6-2)33211064

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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% 
Southeastern
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Miss. State0-08-033
Auburn0-08-162
Kentucky0-08-132
Texas A&M0-08-16
Georgia0-07-169
Tennessee0-07-17
Missouri0-08-22
S. Carolina0-08-245
Arkansas0-07-29
LSU0-05-2163
Alabama0-07-326
Florida0-06-378
Ole Miss0-04-4133
Vanderbilt0-03-6161

Big East
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Villanova0-010-04
Georgetown0-08-0198
Xavier0-09-120
Seton Hall0-08-122
Butler0-08-238
St. Johns0-08-219
Creighton0-07-250
Marquette0-07-394
Providence0-07-360
DePaul0-05-4216
 
Other games
LROCK 53 Final
CINCY 87
CREI 64 Final
NEB 42
LBSU 53 Final
SYR 84
UCSB 70 Final
SDSU 84