Vanderbilt falls in final seconds to Kentucky

Vanderbilt loses against ASU, eliminated from NCAA Tournament (Image 1)
Vanderbilt loses against ASU, eliminated from NCAA Tournament (Image 1)

The Vanderbilt Commodores trailed Kentucky by just two points in the final seconds of Sunday's game but missed a shot at the buzzer to give the Wildcats the 65-63 win.

Vanderbilt trailed by as many as 17 points in the first half but battled back, scoring 18 of the last 22 points of the half to trail just 36-33.

The contest remained close as Vandy took the 51-49 lead with 10:10 left to go.  However, the Dores soon went on a 5:55 scoring drought allowing the Wildcats to score seven unanswered points to reclaim the 56-51 lead with 6:08 left to go.

With a 64-63 Kentucky lead, Bria Goss made just one of two free-throws with 12.9 seconds left, allowing the Commodores a chance to pull off the upset. However, Vanderbilt's Jasmine Jenkins missed a shot at the buzzer giving Kentucky the 65-63 win.

Christina Foggie led the Dores with 23 points while Jasmine Lister added 15 points and seven assists.

Kentucky earned a No. 4 seed for the upcoming conference tournament that begins Wednesday in Dulluth, Ga. Vanderbilt is seeded eighth and will play Georgia in a first-round game Thursday.

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