SPORTS

Vandy Holds Off Wildcats Men’s Basketball

by | Dec 31, 2019 | Sports

Kellan Grady(photo from the Coppin State game)

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. –  Despite not hitting a field goal the final 13:09 and scoring its last 17 points from the charity stripe, Vanderbilt held off Davidson late, 76-71, in non-conference men’s basketball action Monday evening inside Memorial Gymnasium.

Carter Collins (photo from Coppin State game)

The ‘Cats wrap up non-conference play 6-6, while the Commodores improve to 8-4 overall.

Kellan Grady paced five Wildcats in double figures with 16 points. He was joined by Carter Collins (13), Jon Axel Gudmundsson (12), Mike Jones (10) and Hyunjung Lee (10).

Rookie Hyunjung Lee (photo from Coppin State game)

After the Commodores built a 24-point lead, 56-32, with 15:48 to play, Davidson slowly chipped away at their largest deficit of the contest and got within five late, but was unable to get closer.

The Wildcats, who drilled 14-of-31 3-pointers, including 10 in the second half, held Vandy to just five buckets in the frame.

The Commodores got to the free-throw line 29 times in the final stanza to finish the contest 25-of-37 overall. Davidson went 9-of-14 at the stripe.

In addition to shooting 68 percent (17-25) in the first 20 minutes, Vanderbilt grabbed control with a 22-4 run midway through the opening period and carried a 44-27 margin into the break.

Scotty Pippen led the Commodores with 18 points with 12 of his game-high coming from the line.

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