NCAAB Game Recap - Louisiana State at Vanderbilt
Wed Feb 5, 2020 9:00 PM EST

Wake
76
Lou
86
F
Vill
76
Butl
79
F
Seton
78
GTown
71
F
IaSt
61
WVU
76
F
Iowa
68
Purd
104
F
LSU
90
Vand
99
F
Crei
56
Prov
73
F
LoyIL
39
IndSt
68
F
Pitt
72
ND
80
F
Mercer
57
Furm
79
F
Clem
44
UVA
51
F
Duques
82
StLou
68
F
SCar
70
Miss
84
F
SIU
64
Evans
60
F(OT)
Bingha
49
Albany
62
F
W IL
69
IPFW
75
F
Woff
79
VMI
73
F
Maine
52
Vermt
77
F
ETSU
80
Chat
64
F
UMassL
70
Stony
77
F
GrgWas
47
StBon
72
F
Citad
68
UNCG
88
F
Amer
62
Navy
54
F
Hartfo
59
UMBC
70
F
Colg
81
Leh
51
F
FlAtl
50
FlInt
69
F
UGA
75
Fla
81
F
Boston
80
Army
66
F
LoyMD
74
HolyC
60
F
Nich
64
SFA
70
F
WCU
78
Samf
70
F
AbCh
69
NWSt
73
F
Temp
65
Mem
79
F
TCU
57
OkSt
72
F
SamH
71
InWor
72
F(OT)
NDSt
86
NebOm
78
F
McNee
62
TXAMC
69
F
NrthIA
63
Valpa
51
F
IlSt
60
MOSt
80
F
HBU
79
SeLA
76
F
CenAR
67
Lamar
74
F
NCSU
83
Mia-FL
72
F
Wisc
52
Minn
70
F
Brad
60
Drake
73
F
UCRiv
48
CS-Ful
61
F
LongB
75
CAPoly
92
F
UNLV
54
UtSt
69
F

Feb 5, 2020, 9:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

(18) Louisiana State (17-5)

47

43

90

Vanderbilt (9-13)

52

47

99

Vandy snaps 26-game SEC skid by upsetting No. 18 LSU 99-90
Thu Feb 6, 2020 12:39 AM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Vanderbilt Commodores surprised first-year coach Jerry Stackhouse at the locker room door, spraying him from water bottles along with dumping a bucket of Gatorade on him in celebration.

Finally winning their first Southeastern Conference game with Stackhouse while ending a record 26-game skid in the league play during the regular season deserved to be enjoyed.

And they did it by upsetting No. 18 and defending SEC champ LSU 99-90 on Wednesday night.

“We can get this off our back and focus on trying to build the program and build this year because we have more wins in us if we play like we did,” Stackhouse said.

Saben Lee scored 33 points and Maxwell Evans had 31 - both career highs for the junior guards - as the Commodores (9-13, 1-8) beat their first SEC opponent since downing Ole Miss on March 3, 2018. Counting SEC tournament losses, that was a span of 28 straight league losses.

Vanderbilt has been playing without the SEC's leading scorer Aaron Nesmith since the second game of league play this season. Scotty Pippen Jr. added 13 points, and Jordan Wright had 11 points for the Commodores.

Lee and Evans struggled to put into words the feeling of finally winning an SEC game.

“You never know till you know,” Lee said. “When that final buzzer went off, all the emotions came out.”

LSU (17-5, 8-1) also came in streaking, having won 13 straight SEC regular season games. The Tigers snapped that streak along with a 12-game streak on the SEC road, which had been the third-longest streak in school history. Coach Will Wade, a Nashville native, goes back home from Memorial Gym still looking for his first win in the league's oldest gym.

Wade, who shared a quick moment with Stackhouse after each spoke to reporters, said Vandy will win more SEC games this season.

“They played extremely hard, and Saben Lee just controlled the game ...," Wade said. “He also set up Evans and all those other guys. He had us spinning around like a top the entire game.”

Trendon Watford led LSU with a season-high 26 points. Emmitt Williams added 24, and Skylar Mays and Javonte Smart had 15 each for the Tigers.

LSU took its biggest lead of the first half on its opening bucket. The teams swapped the lead nine times with six ties before Evans helped Vanderbilt go up by as much as 13 as he hit 5 of 7 beyond the arc. Vanderbilt led 52-47 at halftime in a season where the Commodores finished two games scoring 50 or less.

The Commodores never led by more than seven in the second half. LSU scored nine straight to take its first lead since being up 32-31 with 6:44 left in the first half. Mays scored a three-point play to put LSU up 82-80 with 6:46 to go. He added a free throw to cap the spurt, giving the Tigers their biggest lead of the game at 83-80.

Vanderbilt answered with six straight to go up 86-83 on Pippen's jumper with 3:46 remaining. The Commodores finished the game on a 19-7 run to snap their drought.

“They smelled it there at the end,” Stackhouse said of his Commodores.

BIG PICTURE

LSU: The Tigers also snapped a 10-game winning streak this season. They had a big advantage at the free throw line where they were 28 of 36. They also outrebounded Vandy 38-30 and had a 15-6 edge in second-chance points.

Vanderbilt: The Commodores may have been losing, but they still came in ranked second in the league making an average of 8.2 3-pointers per game and also with 173 total 3s. Evans finished 7 of 12 beyond the arc, and the Commodores went 12 of 30 from 3. They also outshot LSU 57.4% compared to 46.8%.

UP NEXT

LSU: Visits No. 11 Auburn on Saturday.

Vanderbilt: Plays at Mississippi State on Saturday.

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Leaders

Louisiana State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
M. Taylor 0 0 3 2 0 0
A. Hyatt 0 0 0 3 0 0
Vanderbilt PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
I. Rice 0 0 0 0 0 0
O. Jankovic 0 0 0 1 0 0

Team Comparison

LSU Vand
Points For 90 99
Field Goals 29/62-47% 35/61-57%
Three Pointers 4/18-22% 12/30-40%
Free Throws 28/36-78% 17/23-74%
Offensive Rebounds 12 5
Defensive Rebounds 26 25
Rebounds 40 33
Blocks 2 1
Steals 4 6
Turnovers 10 8
Personal Fouls 21 25
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Wed Feb 5 LSU 90 @ Vand 99 M. Graves 1 M. Moyer 1

Game Information

Stadium: Memorial Gym, Nashville, Tennessee
Attendance: 9,256
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