Vanderbilt guard Brad Tinsley, right, puts up a shot over Oregon State guard Ahmad Starks in the final minute of an NCAA college basketball game in the Legends Classic on Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo)
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Brad Tinsley hit a 15-foot jumper with 4.5 seconds to play and No. 18 Vanderbilt beat Oregon State 64-62 on Monday night in the championship game of the TicketCity Legends Classic at Izod Center.
John Jenkins, the tournament MVP, finished with 14 points for the Commodores (4-1), who led by eight points with 10:10 to play. Jeffrey Taylor added 13 points and Tinsley had nine.
Devon Collier had 19 points for the Beavers (4-1), while Ahmad Starks added 16.
Vanderbilt, especially Taylor, did an outstanding defensive job on Jared Cunningham, who finished with nine points -- two in the second half. The junior guard had scored 35 points against Hofstra and 37 in a semifinal win over Texas, but he just couldn't get open looks against Vanderbilt.
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