Damian Jones scored 15 points and grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds leading five Commodores in double figures as Vanderbilt grabbed a big lead early and held on Saturday afternoon in beating Georgia 80-67.
The Commodores (16-11, 8-6 Southeastern Conference) won for the third time in four games, bouncing back after blowing a 17-point lead Tuesday night when they lost at Mississippi State on a buzzer-beating 3-pointer. That prompted coach Kevin Stallings to criticize his Commodores, including himself, for struggling after being picked to finish second in the SEC this season.
Georgia (14-11, 7-7) lost its third in four games.
Wade Baldwin added a team-high 17 points for Vanderbilt. Matthew Fisher-Davis had 13, Jeff Roberson 12 and Luke Kornet 11.
J. J. Frazier led Georgia with 21 points, Yante Maten added 19 points and Derek Ogbeide had 11.