Vandy Men Lose 63-51 at Georgia Tech

The Dores fell 63-51 to the Yellow Jackets today in Atlanta. Vandy was led by sophomore center A.J. Ogilvy with 15 points.

Vanderbilt battled in the first half and only trailed by three at the intermission, but they allowed Georgia Tech to pull away in the second half.

Things started out good for the Dores. They opened the game on an 8-2 run that was capped by a Jeffery Taylor put back.

The Yellow Jackets would answer that run with six straight points of their own to tie the game at 8 when Gani Lawal hit a jumper. Georgia Tech would use that momentum to go on another little 10-4 run to open the game up a little bit.

The Commodores would score the last three points of the half to cut the Tech lead to 28-25 heading into the intermission.

Vandy would score the first three points of the second half to tie the game at 25. They would take the lead in the game with 16:41 left when Taylor hit a jumper to make the score 31-30.

The two teams would trade baskets for the next eight minutes of the game, but the Yellow Jackets would start 20-5 run over the last seven minutes of the game to put it away.

The Dores continued their shooting woes in this one going just 32% from the floor, 2-16 from three, and just 63% from the free throw line. This is a young team that is going to have ups and downs, but if this team has any hopes of making the dance in March they are going to have to find some consistency on offense.

The only Commodore in double figures other than Ogilvy was Taylor with 11.

Georgia Tech got double digits from Iman Shumpart with 18, Alade Aminu with 16, and Zachery Peacock with 10.

Vandy returns to action Wednesday night when Alabama A&M comes to Memorial Gym. That game tips off at 7 p.m. and can be seen on CSS.

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