WATCH: Vanderbilt buries No. 6 Tennessee on buzzer beater, snapping 11-game dropping streak in rivalry


Syndication: The Tennessean

Vanderbilt snapped an 11-game dropping streak to in-state rival Tennessee in thrilling trend, downing the No. 6 group within the nation with a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to win 66-65. 

The ultimate seconds of the sport lasted minutes. Down two factors with beneath 30 seconds remaining, Vanderbilt had solely two group fouls. The Commodores needed to foul Tennessee 5 instances within the ultimate 15 seconds to offer themselves a chance to get the ball again, which they did on the rebound after Volunteers guard Santiago Vescovi missed the entrance finish of a one-and-one. 

After advancing the ball and calling timeout, Vanderbilt head coach Jerry Stackhouse had 4 seconds on the clock to attract up a play. The aim was to get downhill and make a play, and a drive down the lane was kicked out to a wide-open Tyrin Lawrence within the nook. Lawrence buried the shot proper as the ultimate horn sounded, sending the house crowd right into a frenzy for a court-storming celebration. 

Lawrence completed with a game-high 19 factors, going 8 for 12 from the sphere and hitting on three of his 4 makes an attempt from the behind the arc, none extra necessary than the streak-snapping, game-winning shot on the buzzer. 

Given the end result, Tennessee will look again on the alternative it needed to convert on a wide-open basket with about 20 seconds remaining, selecting as an alternative to tug the ball out and draw yet one more foul. On the time, the chance to run the clock and get nearer to free throws appeared much less vital. That modified after Vanderbilt acquired a chance to win down simply two factors, quite than 4. 

The primary win for this system towards Tennessee since Feb. 2017 additionally marks the primary win towards the Vols for Stackhouse, who took over as head coach previous to the 2019-20 season. In his three earlier seasons, Stackhouse has steadily improved the group’s profitable share in convention play, and simply final 12 months he led the Commodores to an look within the NIT quarterfinals. This win towards a top-10 opponent and rival is yet one more step ahead in Vanderbilt’s efforts to enhance this system’s standing within the SEC. 

As for Tennessee, the loss to an opponent that entered the evening rating outdoors of the top-100 within the NET goes to harm the group’s NCAA Match seeding. CBS Sports activities’ Jerry Palm had the Vols as a No. 2 seed in his most up-to-date Bracketology replace



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