The 16th ranked Vanderbilt Commodores fell to the Baylor Bears 67-69 in Waco Texas on Sunday night in a heart breaker that included ten lead changes.
The Bears put the first points on the board before Wade Baldwin IV hit his first three-pointer of the night that gave Vandy a 3-2 lead.
The 'Dores would closely trail Baylor before Luke Kornet hit back to back free throws followed by a big three point shot to put Vanderbilt up 14-12.
Senior Taurean Prince scored seven consecutive points for Baylor with 5:49 remaining and ended the night with 30 points, shooting 4 for 7 from three-point range.
Prince went on another run that put Baylor up 32-24 before a pair of three pointers by Vanderbilt's Nolan Cressler and Riley LaChance cut the lead to two points at the end of the half.
The Commodores went on a 17-point run in the second half for a 13-point lead, the largest for either team in the game.
A three-minute scoring drought, allowed the Bears a chance to claw their way back to tie the game at 52 with 8:40 to go.
The lead would change seven times in the final minutes of the game as each team traded free throws in a foul heavy game that saw Baldwin IV foul out and Kornet in trouble early in the second half.
The 'Dores would take a one point lead on a pair of Damian Jones free throws but a three pointer by Baylor's Lester Medford would be all the Bears needed to secure the win.
Vanderbilt returns home for a visit from the Dayton Flyers on Wednesday.
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