Vandy wallops Georgia Tech, 92-79

NASHVILLE-- The Vanderbilt Commodores improved to 7-0 on Saturday with a 92-79 victory over the Yellow Jackets of Georgia Tech at Memorial Gym. The Commodores dominated the game from the opening tip and led by as many as 29 late in the second half.

Shan Foster led the Commodores with 17 points. A.J. Ogilvy had another fine game with 16 points and 6 rebounds. Alan Metcalfe had 15 points and senior guard Alex Gordon added 11. This game marked the third straight game the Commodores have scored more than 90 points.

The Yellow Jackets were led in scoring by Zack Peacock with 17 and Lewis Clinch with 15.

Vanderbilt's Foster did a great job defensively on Georgia Tech's leading scorer Anthony Morrow. Morrow came into this game averaging 18.7 points per game. He was held to zero points on one shot attempt in the first half. He ended the game with 12, but all of those points came in the second half when the game was all but over.

The Commodores built a 20 point lead in the first half by shooting 65% from the field. They ended the game shooting 55% from the field.

Georgia Tech cut the Commodore lead to 64-48 in the second half, but Ogilvy quickly killed the Yellow Jackets' momentum by scoring 5 straight points. Two of those points came on free throws after he was fouled hard from behind by Tech guard Matt Causey. That foul got the crowd fired up, and the Commodores never looked back.

This win will likely give the Commodores their first top 25 appearance of the 2007-2008 season. They entered this game with the 27th most votes in the country in one poll.

The Commodores return to action Wednesday night against the Demon Deacons of Wake Forest at Memorial Gym at 8:00.


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