News 12 @ 11 Saturday Feb. 9, 2008
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Jermaine Beal drove the length of the
court and hit a short fadeaway jumper with 0.6 seconds left to give
No. 23 Vanderbilt a 66-65 win over South Carolina tonight.
South Carolina's defense got no pressure on Beal until he got
within a few feet of the basket as he zipped down the court for the
winning points for the Commodores.
Beal's winning points came after Devan Downey's driving reverse
lay-up with six seconds to go put South Carolina ahead.
Beal bailed out teammate A.J. Oglivy, who missed the front ends
of 1-in-1s twice in the final minute. The freshman was a 79.5
percent free throw shooter coming in, but made just 1-of-6 foul
shots on the night.
Shan Foster led Vanderbilt with 21 points, while Oglivy added 15
points and eight rebounds.
South Carolina was led by Evaldas Baniulis' 19 points.
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