Vanderbilt rallies past DePaul in OT, 91-85

Vanderbilt improved to 10-0 Wednesday night with a 91-85 win over DePaul in Chicago. Even though A.J. Ogilvy and Shan Foster struggled for most of the night, they came up big down the stretch when it counted the most.

The Commodores struggled in the first half. DePaul went on a 19-2 run early in the first half and led the Commodores by 12 at the break. The Commodores showed what they are made of by battling back in the second half.

Vanderbilt finally tied the game at 79 when Ross Neltner found Ogilvy underneath for a layup with 22 seconds left in regulation. DePaul had a chance to win the game with 6 seconds left, but Draelon Burns missed a jumper. Ogilvy grabbed the rebound that sent the game into overtime.

The overtime period was all Commodores after DePaul's first possession when Cliff Clinkscales made a layup. Vanderbilt scored the next six points on a free throw and a dunk by Ogilvy, and a three pointer by Foster. The Commodores saw their lead cut to two when Burns made a layup to make the score 87-85 with 28 seconds to go in the extra period. Those were the last two points that DePaul would score as Ogilvy killed their momentum on the next possession with a dunk. Jermaine Beal made two free throws with 13 seconds left to ice the game.

Foster and Ogilvy had 19 points apiece for the Commodores. Alan Metcalfe added 18 points, and Keegan Bell had 12.

Kevin Stallings talked about Ogilvy's sluggish start after the game, "He had early foul trouble, and we didn't take care of the ball to get it to him. When we started taking care of the ball, he got going a little bit. Alan (Metcalfe) really came in and got us going in second half, and A.J. just picked up on that."

DePaul was led in scoring by Burns with 24 and Mac Koshwal with 21.

The Commodores have the next 10 days off before facing Tennessee State University on December 22nd at Memorial Gym. Top Stories