Georgia's Sundiata Gaines cut the Vanderbilt lead to 13 with a field goal with 4:48 remaining. Shan Foster made a free throw with 1:56 remaining to give the Commodores a 70-53 lead and put the game out of reach for the Bulldogs.
In the first half Vanderbilt jumped out to an early 8-0 lead. Georgia took a 15-14 lead on a lay-up by Levi Stukes with 9 minutes remaining in the half. Vanderbilt quickly retook the lead on a 3-point shot by Derrick Byars. Georgia pulled ahead again briefly at 21-19 with 6 minutes remaining in the half. It would be the Bulldogs last lead of the night.
Vanderbilt head coach Kevin Stallings was impressed with Shan Foster's 23 points, none of which were 3-pointers, "That's pretty incredible for Shan. Usually when he gets 23 he's got 2 or 3 threes to show for it and sometimes more than that," said a happy Stallings.