NCAAB Game Recap - Vanderbilt at Richmond
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:00 PM EST

MSU
76
Seton
73
F
Tows
60
Fla
66
F
LongB
63
StMar
81
F
SJSU
39
Ariz
87
F
Ida
64
UCDav
65
F
StFNY
77
Longw
86
F
PSU
81
GTown
66
F
MorSt
77
Presb
55
F
Winth
58
ETSU
61
F
SoMis
63
NFla
66
F
(N/A)
71
Evans
89
F
ULMo
45
MisSt
62
F
Vand
92
Rich
93
F(OT)
Sien
56
Harv
59
F
(N/A)
59
E MI
72
F
AlaAM
53
Cin
85
F
SWBap
59
ArkLR
77
F
(N/A)
54
Norf
113
F
VMI
56
ArkSt
71
F
USD
71
Web
56
F
South
63
NMSt
79
F
MTWes
48
IdaSt
80
F
(N/A)
48
Pacif
86
F
CenCT
49
AzSt
90
F

Nov 14, 2019, 7:00 PM EST

Final (OT)

1

2

OT

T

Vanderbilt (2-1)

29

51

12

92

Richmond (2-0)

36

44

13

93

Gustavson’s FT lifts Richmond past Vandy in OT, 93-92
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:34 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Jacob Gilyard already had six steals, but wasn’t about to take all the credit for the last, and biggest, one.

Gilyard came up with a tipped ball, passed ahead to Andre Gustavson and the Spiders beat Vanderbilt 93-92 on Thursday night when Gustavson was fouled and made a free throw with 0.6 seconds left.

��I think Nathan (Cayo) might have tipped it maybe, but it went off his knee, ended up in my hands,” Gilyard said of the closing sequence. Gustavson went up for a dunk, but missed as the crowd groaned. The officials, however, huddled and eventually called Scottie Pippen Jr. for a foul, sending Gustavson to the line. He made the first - “He used a lot of rim,” coach Chris Mooney said - and missed the second.

The Spiders improved to 2-0, with both victories coming in overtime.

“It just shows how resilient we are as a team,” said Blake Francis, a transfer from Wagner who sat out last season.

Gilyard had 22 of his 26 points after halftime and added seven steals for the Spiders. Francis added 24 points and Cayo 20 and eight rebounds.

The Commodores (2-1) lost despite huge performances from Aaron Nesmith and Saben Lee. Nesmith had 34 points, 26 after halftime, and Lee had 20 of his 22 after the intermission, including back-to-back 3-pointers in the closing minutes of regulation to erase a six-point Spiders lead and force overtime.

“They made play after play and we made play after play. It just came down to one possession,” first-year Vanderbilt coach Jerry Stackhouse said.

The Spiders came back from 12 points down in the second half to beat St. Francis of Pennsylvania 100-98 in their opener, and improved to 6-3 under Mooney against Southeastern Conference teams.

“We’re tough,” Gilyard said. “I think we’ve shown it the last two games.”

BIG PICTURE

Vanderbilt: Nesmith was the player NBA scouts were most interested in seeing, and he didn’t disappoint. He scored eight points in the first half and then 12 more on four consecutive 3-pointers in a span of well under two minutes early in the second half.

Richmond: A good sign for Richmond: Last season, with Nick Sherod missing most of the season with an injury, Grant Golden and Gilyard were the Spiders’ primary offensive weapons, but in a 15-2 run late in the first half, eight points came from Cayo and the other seven from Francis.

SMALL BUT QUICK

The Spiders have one of the smallest, but quickest, backcourts in the country.

Gilyard is 5-foot-9, and Francis is 6-foot, but they were a big reason why the Spiders won.

Gilyard was 8 of 14 from the field, including 4 of 7 from 3-point range, and Francis was 9 of 17 overall and 3 of 9 from behind the arc. The Spiders also forced 19 turnovers and turned them into 34 points. The Commodores, by contrast, scored just 10 points off 11 Richmond turnovers.

“Those guys are tough covers,” Stackhouse said.

OFF NIGHT

Nick Sherod led the Spiders with 27 points in their season opener, but never really got into the flow against the Commodores. He finished with 14 points, however, and hit a 3-pointer and two free throws in the overtime.

“He had 14 points but he was really impactful,” Stackhouse said of Sherod, “just because of the attention that you have to pay to him because of his ability to shoot.”

UP NEXT

Vanderbilt returns home to begin a six-game homestand against Austin Peay next Tuesday night.

Richmond remains at home and faces Cal State-Northridge on Saturday afternoon.

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Leaders

Vanderbilt PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
O. Jankovic 0 0 0 0 0 0
E. Obinna 0 0 0 1 0 0
Richmond PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
S. Koureissi 0 0 1 1 0 0
T. Burton 0 0 0 1 0 1

Team Comparison

Vand Rich
Points For 92 93
Field Goals 33/66-50% 32/70-46%
Three Pointers 15/35-43% 9/28-32%
Free Throws 11/16-69% 20/23-87%
Offensive Rebounds 10 9
Defensive Rebounds 31 24
Rebounds 45 35
Blocks 5 1
Steals 7 11
Turnovers 19 11
Personal Fouls 21 15
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Rich Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Thu Nov 14 Vand 92 @ Rich 93 S. Pippen Jr. 4 A. Gustavson 3

Game Information

Stadium: Robins Center, Richmond, Virginia
Attendance: 5,602
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