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Tennessee-Martin 85, (15) Vanderbilt 92

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UTM (5-8) 39 46 85
VAN (12-0) 51 41 92

Final

1:00 PM ET, December 29, 2007
Memorial Gym
Nashville, TN

Vanderbilt equals best start in school history with win

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Vanderbilt center (4) A. J. Oglilvy drives on Tennessee-Martin forward Olajide Hay during the first half of a basketball game in Nashville, Tenn., Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007. (AP Photo/Charles Small)

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Team Stat Comparison
TENNESSEE-MARTIN VANDERBILT
Points 85 92
FG Made-Attempted 30-61 (.492) 29-73 (.397)
3P Made-Attempted 11-25 (.440) 10-28 (.357)
FT Made-Attempted 14-18 (.778) 24-30 (.800)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
Largest Lead 7 13
Game Leaders
 TENNESSEE-MARTINVANDERBILT
PointsL. Hudson 36A. Ogilvy 21
ReboundsL. Hudson 9A. Ogilvy 9
AssistsL. Hudson 6A. Gordon 4
StealsL. Hudson 2A. Gordon 4
BlocksG. Robinson 3A. Ogilvy 1
 · Team Stats: Tennessee-Martin | Vanderbilt
Game Flow
2007-08 Season
DATEGAMELINKS
· Dec 29, 2007 @VAN 92, UTM 85Recap | Box Score
Next 5 Games
TENNESSEE-MARTIN (ET) VANDERBILT (ET)
01/03 APSU 8:30pm
01/05 SAM 7:00pm
01/07 @TNST 8:30pm
01/10 @EIU 8:15pm
01/12 MORE 3:00pm
12/31 IONA 1:00pm
01/03 RICE 8:00pm
01/05 MASS 4:00pm
01/09 SCAR 8:00pm
01/12 @UK 1:30pm
 · Complete Schedule: Tennessee-Martin | Vanderbilt

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Don't count Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings among those impressed that his team tied the school record for best start to a season.

He wasn't happy that the 15th-ranked Commodores had to rally after trailing midway through the second half to hold off pesky Tennessee-Martin for a 92-85 victory Saturday.

"Obviously we're not too pleased with how we're playing, especially defensively," Stallings said. "It's my job to get that fixed."

At 12-0, the Commodores have tied the 2003-04 team for the school's best start.

Earlier this week, Vanderbilt received its highest ranking since 1993. Stallings promptly told his team that it was the nation's most overrated squad.

"I don't lie to them," he said. "My job is to help them get better and tell them the truth."

After trailing by 13 points in the first half, UT-Martin stormed back in the second half and grabbed a 71-70 lead with 9:24 left.

The teams were tied at 83 when Shan Foster made a 3-pointer with 3:10 left to put Vandy ahead for good. He finished with 16 points.

A.J. Ogilvy scored 21 and Alex Gordon added 15 for the Commodores.

Hudson, the NCAA's third-leading scorer, had 36 points to lead the Skyhawks (5-8), and Gerald Robinson added 25.

Vanderbilt shot 39.7 percent from the field, the first time this season it has been below 40 percent.

The Skyhawks quickly sensed they were being overlooked by the Commodores.

"Any time an OVC team walks into an SEC opponents' gym, they might take you lightly," UT-Martin coach Bret Campbell said. "That's just human nature. It could have been a different outcome. Disappointed that we didn't finish, but proud of our guys and their effort."

UT-Martin went on a 10-0 run to open the second half, trimming Vanderbilt's lead to 51-49 and prompting Stallings to make five substitutions.

Even when Vanderbilt went ahead 64-56, the Skyhawks stayed in the game behind the scoring of Hudson and Robinson.

Hudson's 3-pointer pulled UT-Martin within one and a tip-in from Djero Riedewald put the Skyhawks in front 71-70.

Hudson scored seven early points and the Skyhawks took a 26-19 lead with 11:08 left in the first half.

Vanderbilt then reeled off a 15-0 run to go ahead 34-26. In the spurt, Gordon scored eight points, including two 3-pointers, and Foster added two 3s.

At that point, the Commodores had made 12 of 20 shots from the field, including five 3-pointers.

The Commodores twice extended their lead to 13 before halftime. Ogilvy scored 13 points in the first half. Hudson scored 13 in the first half to lead UT-Martin.


Men's Basketball Scores

Other Scores:

Saturday, December 29th
18 Arizona 63 Final
2 Memphis 76
Yale 53 Final
3 Kansas 86
UC Davis 48 Final
5 UCLA 76
6 Pittsburgh 55 Final
Dayton 80
WI-Green Bay 75 Final
7 Michigan State 93
American University 51 Final
8 Georgetown 78
Wisconsin 67 Final
9 Texas 66
Florida A&M 54 Final
11 Texas A&M 83
12 Tennessee 82 Final
Gonzaga 72
Savannah State 37 Final
13 Marquette 77
Chicago State 59 Final
14 Indiana 97
Tennessee-Martin 85 Final
15 Vanderbilt 92
La Salle 58 Final
16 Villanova 71
Winthrop 76 Final
19 Miami (FL) 70
Samford 45 Final
20 Clemson 78
21 Brigham Young 70 Final
Boise State 73
Fresno State 48 Final
22 Stanford 55
Oklahoma 88 Final
23 West Virginia 82 2nd OT
25 Rhode Island 85 Final
Georgia Southern 80