Jaguars Fall Just Short of Big Upset at Vandy, 91-88

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Shan Foster scored 26 points to lead Vanderbilt to a 91-88 double-overtime victory over South Alabama on Thursday.

The Commodores rallied from an eight-point deficit midway through the second half to force a first overtime. Vanderbilt had a chance to win, but Alan Metcalfe 's shot attempt was blocked by Ronald Douglas , forcing a second overtime.

Vanderbilt (6-0) pulled away by making all seven of its free throws in overtime. South Alabama (4-3) had a chance to tie the game at the buzzer, but a three-point attempt by B.J. Ford missed the mark.

A.J. Ogilvy scored 19 points for the Commodores, while Ross Neltner added 15 and Metcalfe scored a career-high 14. Demetric Bennett led the Jaguars with 25 points and Domonic Tilford had 20.

Foster made five three-pointers in a span of 7:05 in the second half to help Vanderbilt rally and cut an eight-point deficit to 62-59.

A 4-0 run by the Commodores, capped by two free throws by Neltner, gave them a 71-69 lead with 4:18 remaining in regulation.

South Alabama sent the game into overtime when Ronald Douglas tipped in a missed shot by Daon Merritt with 0.8 seconds left.


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