College Basketball Recap: Vanderbilt Commodores 87, Florida Gators 74

The Commodores got an 87-74 resume boosting road win against the Florida Gators on Tuesday night.

Vanderbilt's luck ranking may have gone up dramatically with some insane buzzer-beating shots that helped them come out on top.  

After jumping out to a 6-0 lead on a lay-up from Damian Jones, who had a career-high, the 'Dores were threatened at times but never relinquished the lead.

The play of the game or maybe even the season came following a block from Matthew Fisher-Davis that prevented a tie game, Josh Henderson launched a 75-foot buzzer beater to give Vanderbilt a 40-35 lead going into halftime. 

Later, as the shot clock expired Fisher-Davis threw up a deep 3-pointer that kissed the glass to put the 'Dores up by nine points with 13 minutes remaining.

The next seven minutes of play were nerve wracking for Vanderbilt fans who saw their double-digit lead evaporate to as little as two points.  

Wade Baldwin IV made a crucial trey and Fisher-Davis hit his fourth basket from 3-point range where he shot 50 percent to give Vandy a 76-67 lead.

The final two and a half minutes of play were all free throws where the 'Dores shot 17-of-24 from the line. 

Jones led Vanderbilt with a monster game shooting 12-of-13 from the field with seven rebounds

Jeff Roberson posted a double-double and was second on the team with 18 points and 10 rebounds.  

The Commodores shot an outstanding 58 percent from the field and 10-of-20 from 3-point range. They held the Gators to shooting 40 percent from the field.  

Vanderbilt will face off against the first place Kentucky Wildcats (21-7, 11-4) on Saturday, February 27th at 3:00 pm CT at Memorial Gym in one of three remaining regular season contests for the 'Dores.


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