ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - John Jenkins scored 28 points, Jeffery Taylor added 13 and Vanderbilt overcame a sluggish first half to win its second straight game, 61-52 over Georgia on Sunday.
Vanderbilt (19-8, 8-4 Southeastern Conference) stayed one game behind second-place Florida in the league standings.
Gerald Robinson finished with 19 points for Georgia (12-14, 3-9 SEC). The Bulldogs, whose student section was not half full among a sparse crowd for a rare 1 p.m. EST (noon CST) start, have dropped two straight.
The Commodores hit three of their first five field-goal attempts, but closed the first half by missing 13 of their next 16 to trail 29-28.
Vanderbilt's performance was in stark contrast to their last game, a 102-76 victory Thursday at Mississippi in which the Commodores' point total was their highest in an SEC road game since 1969.
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