(AP) NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Jermaine Beal scored a career-high 28 points and No. 16 Vanderbilt overcame a five-point deficit in the final 33 seconds of regulation and went on to a 96-94 overtime victory against Georgia on Thursday night.
A.J. Ogilvy's tap-in with 15 seconds left in regulation tied the game at 77. Georgia's Travis Leslie then missed two chances to win the game.
The Commodores (21-6, 10-3 Southeastern Conference) took a six-point lead in overtime with 28 seconds to go. Georgia (12-14, 4-9) had a chance to tie at the end, but Leslie's toss of Chris Barnes' intentionally missed free throw fell short as the buzzer sounded.
Ogilvy had 16 points and 10 rebounds for Vanderbilt, which was playing for the first time since its 58-56 home loss to No. 2 Kentucky.
Leslie had 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Bulldogs, while Trey Thompkins had 21 points.
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