Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Kyle Fuller scored 12 of his game-high 25
points in overtime as the Vanderbilt Commodores took down the Xavier
Musketeers, 66-64, in a non-conference thriller at the Cintas Center.
Kedren Johnson added 19 points and Kevin Bright had a double-double with 11
points and 10 rebounds for Vanderbilt (3-4) which had lost four of its
Travis Taylor knocked in 15 points to lead Xavier (6-2) which had a three-
game winning streak snapped. Justin Martin added 13 points, Semaj Christon
netted 12 and Isaiah Philmore had a double-double of 11 points and 10
Xavier held a 33-27 lead at the break by shooting 53.8 percent from the field
including 4-of-13 from 3-point range. Vanderbilt connected on 43.5 percent of
its first half shots.
Both teams cooled off in the second half with Vanderbilt hitting 40.0 percent
of its shots while Xavier put in 39.1 percent. The Commodores chipped away at
the Musketeer lead by outscoring Xavier 12-0 from 3-point range in the final
Fuller cut a Xavier lead to one point, 54-53, on a layup with 1:59 left in
regulation. James Siakam added a free throw with a little more than a minute
to play and neither team was able to score the rest of the way setting up
In a back-and-forth extra session Fuller continued to will himself to the
hoop to power the Commodores. Fuller did miss a pair of free throws with five
seconds remaining but a last second heave was off the mark from Xavier,
giving Vanderbilt the win.
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