National Basketball Association
Georgia 80, Vanderbilt 78
When: 6:00 PM ET, Saturday, February 22, 2020
Where: Memorial Gymnasium, Nashville, Tennessee
# Bart Lenox, # Pat Adams, # Rob Rorke
Georgia guard Tyree Crump threw in a desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer, giving the Bulldogs an 80-78 win over Vanderbilt in Southeastern Conference play at Nashville, Tenn., on Saturday afternoon.
Guards Anthony Edwards (19 points), Jordan Harris (17) and Sahvir Wheeler (11) led the way for Georgia (14-13, 4-10 SEC).
Guard Saben Lee scored a career-high 34 in defeat, while guards Scotty Pippen Jr. and Max Evans chipped in 20 and 10, respectively, for the Commodores (9-18, 1-13).
Pippen missed two foul shots with 5.1 seconds left. Crump pulled the rebound out of a crowd of players, sprinted up the floor and canned the game-winner from about 30 feet out to give the Bulldogs their first road victory in league play.
The Commodores have lost five consecutive contests.
Earlier, Lee got a steal and a fast-break lay-in to give Vanderbilt a 51-40 second-half lead.
A 12-0 Bulldogs' run capped by an Edwards lay-up pushed Georgia back up 52-51, its first lead since 3-1.
Pippen Jr. answered with a 3-pointer from the left side, Evans added a step-back trey before Lee beat a defender for a lay-up and a 59-52 lead.
Lee threw down a two-handed alley-oop from Pippen with 4:28 left, again making the lead seven. He was solid all night, but missed the front end of a one-and-one with 12.4 seconds remaining to keep Georgia alive.
Wheeler hit two foul shots with six seconds remaining, setting up the scene at the end.
A foul-plagued first half obscured a wildly entertaining showdown between Lee, who had 22 first-half points, and Edwards, who had 12.
Vanderbilt got into the bonus with 11:46 left, and Georgia, at 8:36. The Commodores went into the double-bonus with 6:10 left, and Georgia did as well with 5:51 remaining.
Lee's fast-break layup and free throw with 13:07 to go in the first half put the Commodores up 16-7.
A pair of guard Jordan Wright's free throws made it 20-9, the first double-figure lead for either team.
Edwards didn't score until he canned a 3-pointer from the left side with 8:43 left. His jumper at 8:12 got the Bulldogs within 20-19.
He made the highlight-reel play of the first half, sprinting down the middle of the lane and throwing down a hard one-handed jam that posterized guard Braelee Albert and ended in a three-point play that knotted the score at 23.
But Vandy never relinquished the lead the rest of the period thanks to Lee, who was 8-of-11 from the field and 6-of-6 from the foul line in the half.
Four walk-ons saw a combined 24 first-half minutes for the Commodores, who led 40-32 at the break.
--Field Level Media
Top Game Performances
Anthony Edwards 19
Saben Lee 34
Sahvir Wheeler 5
Saben Lee 4
Anthony Edwards 5
Ejike Obinna 6
Toumani Camara 3
||Free Throws Made
Saben Lee 10
Toumani Camara 1
Saben Lee 3
Anthony Edwards 1
Jordan Wright 2
Team Stats Summary