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Vanderbilt Wins Seventh Straight 77-66 Over Georgia

Updated: Jan 14, 2012 05:22 PM
Georgia guard Gerald Robinson, right, fights for the ball with Vanderbilt forward Lance Goulbourne in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Joe Howell) Georgia guard Gerald Robinson, right, fights for the ball with Vanderbilt forward Lance Goulbourne in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Joe Howell)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - John Jenkins scored 18 points and Jeffery Taylor added 16 as Vanderbilt held off Georgia 77-66 Saturday for the Commodores' seventh straight win and to remain undefeated in Southeastern Conference play.

The Commodores (13-4, 3-0) didn't lead by more than six until Lance Goulbourne grabbed a rebound off Festus Ezeli's missed free throw and laid it back up for a 68-60 lead with 2:58 left. Vanderbilt sealed this victory at the free-throw line where the Commodores hit 15 of 22 in the final 4:53.

Goulbourne finished with 13 points.

Georgia (9-8, 0-3) never went away in losing its third straight overall and fifth straight in this series. Vincent Williams hit a 3 to pull the Bulldogs within 62-60, but they never got any closer. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had a team-high 19 points, including four 3-pointers. Gerald Robinson finished with 15 and Donte' Williams added 12 before fouling out.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

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