Vanderbilt 74, South Carolina 64

Saturday, March 9, 2013 1:30 PM
Location - Memorial Gym, Nashville, Tennessee
Officials - Steven Anderson, Pat Evans, Antinio Petty
Attendance - 10279

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
South Carolina 25 39 64
Vanderbilt 36 38 74

Recap

Vanderbilt 74, South Carolina 64: Rod Odom and Dai-Jon Parker scored 18 points each, as the host Commodores won their regular-season finale and clinched the No. 10 seed for the Southeastern Conference tournament.

Vanderbilt (14-16, 8-10) made 23 of 28 free throws, nearly doubling the 13 foul shots attempted by the Gamecocks. Claiming the 10th seed means the Commodores avoided having to play on Wednesday in the four-team opening round of the SEC tourney. 

Brenton Williams scored 17 points and Bruce Ellington added 10 for the cold-shooting Gamecocks (14-17, 4-14). South Carolina was 23-of-64 from the floor and made only eight field goals in the first half. 

The Gamecocks endured a prolonged first-half shooting drought, making one field goal over a span of 9:20 and trailing 36-25 at half. Vanderbilt went cold in the second half, making three field goals in the first 13 minutes of the second half, but South Carolina never tied or regained the lead.

Kedren Johnson, Vanderbilt's leading scorer, went 1-for-8 from the field but led the Commodores at the line with 10 made free throws to finish with 12 points. 
 
GAME NOTEBOOK: Michael Carrera grabbed 13 rebounds for South Carolina. He missed all nine of his field-goal tries, however. ... Vanderbilt was 7-of-19 from 3-point range, extending its streak to 862 straight games with at least one made 3-pointer. ... Vanderbilt beat South Carolina for the fifth straight time. 

South Carolina Gamecocks

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Mindaugas Kacinas 9:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 2
Brian Steele 15:00 1-2 1-2 0-0 0 3 3 3 1 1 0 0 3
Eric Smith 26:00 2-7 0-2 2-2 1 1 2 4 2 0 0 0 6
Bruce Ellington 30:00 3-9 2-2 2-2 1 3 4 3 5 0 1 0 10
Michael Carrera 22:00 0-9 0-1 5-6 5 8 13 0 3 0 5 0 5
Lakeem Jackson 23:00 2-6 0-1 0-1 3 0 3 0 1 1 0 0 4
Brenton Williams 31:00 7-15 3-8 0-0 1 4 5 2 0 0 0 0 17
Laimonas Chatkevicius 21:00 3-6 1-2 2-2 2 2 4 1 2 1 3 2 9
Brian Richardson 7:00 1-3 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
R.J. Slawson 13:00 3-5 0-1 0-0 1 1 2 0 4 0 1 2 6
Damien Leonard 3:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Shane Phillips 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 23-64 7-20 11-13 16 22 38 13 22 3 11 4 64
  35.9% 35.0% 84.6% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 11

Vanderbilt Commodores

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Josh Henderson 19:00 2-4 0-0 0-0 4 2 6 2 4 0 1 3 4
Rod Odom 34:00 6-11 2-4 4-6 0 8 8 0 1 1 0 1 18
Kedren Johnson 28:00 1-8 0-3 10-12 0 0 0 3 2 0 2 2 12
Dai-Jon Parker 34:00 5-7 3-4 5-6 1 4 5 3 0 0 1 0 18
Kevin Bright 34:00 3-7 1-4 0-0 0 7 7 3 1 1 3 0 7
Kyle Fuller 21:00 1-5 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 2
Shelby Moats 13:00 0-0 0-0 2-2 2 0 2 0 4 1 1 1 2
Sheldon Jeter 17:00 3-5 1-2 2-2 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 1 9
James Siakam 0:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
A.J. Astroth 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Carter Josephs 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nathan Watkins 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 22-48 7-19 23-28 8 23 31 12 16 4 9 8 74
  45.8% 36.8% 82.1% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 9