Vanderbilt (12-0) ties school record for best start to season.
Dec. 29, 2007
All Access (FREE): Watch Stallings' Press Conference All Access (FREE): Postgame with S. Foster Audio: Listen to Coach Stallings' Press Conference Audio: 104.5 with Stallings | 104.5 with Gordon Audio: UT-Martin's Press Conf. with Coach Campbell AP Photos | 104.5 Play of Game - Gordon LayupBox Score | Quotes | Notes | Season Stats Upcoming Home Games, 322-GOLD for TicketsMonday, Dec. 31, vs. Iona at 12 p.m. CTThursday, Jan. 3, vs. Rice at 7 p.m.Saturday, Jan. 5, vs. UMASS at 3 p.m. CTNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A.J. Ogilvy scored 21 points and No. 15 Vanderbilt tied for the best start in school history with a 92-85 victory over Tennessee-Martin on Saturday. At 12-0, the Commodores have equaled the 2003-04 Vanderbilt team for the school's best start. 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 game was tied at 83 with 3:20 remaining on a 3-pointer by UT-Martin's Lester Hudson. Vanderbilt went ahead for good at 88-85 on a 3-pointer by Shan Foster with 3:08 left. Alex Gordon scored five points in the final 1:27 to help the Commodores hang on. 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. UT-Martin went on a 10-0 run to open the second half, trimming Vanderbilt's lead to 51-49 and prompting Commodores coach Kevin 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 to 70-69 and a tip-in Djero Riedwald put the Skyhawks in front 71-70. The game was tied five more times before Foster sank his go-ahead 3-pointer. 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.
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