Vanderbilt last trailed, 31-30 after a jumper from Bivins gave the Crimson Tide the lead with 14:58 remaining in the game. Davis made two free throws giving the Commodores a 32-31 lead with 14:35 left. The Commodores led 39-32 with 12:28 to after Williams hit a three-pointer and Earley made two free throws. Alabama got within, 39-36, at the 11:43 mark after a basket from Nettles, but VU used a 7-0 run to build a 46-36 with 10:11 left. Vandy led 62-49 at the 3:42 mark and the Crimson Tide scored their last field goal with 20 second remaining.
Vanderbilt shot a season-low 24.1 percent in the first half and committed 10 turnovers as Alabama led, 20-19, at the half. After Vandy led 9-8 early, Alabama led by five points twice, 14-9, and 20-15. A jumper from Thomas cut VU's deficit to 20-19 at the half.
Vanderbilt wraps up the regular season when it travels to No. 18 Georgia Sunday for a game that has been moved to 2 p.m. (EST)/1 p.m. (EST) to accommodate ESPN2. The winner of Sunday's game will enter the SEC tournament as the No. 3 seed.
Abi Ramsey and Ashley Earley were honored on Senior Night at Vanderbilt. (VU Photo/ Neil Brake)