DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- Shan Foster scored 11 of his 19 points over
the final 6:11, and Vanderbilt took advantage of Dayton's cold
shooting in the closing minutes to win 63-60 Friday night.
Foster made a 3-pointer to put the Commodores (9-1) ahead for
good 53-50 and hit another 3 for a 56-52 lead with 4:28 remaining.
He also made 5-of-6 free throws in the final 14 seconds, countering
two big baskets by Dayton's Brian Roberts.Roberts, who led the Flyers (8-6) with 21 points, scored on a
layup and 3-pointer in the last 7 seconds, bringing Dayton within
two and then one point.Roberts' baskets followed a scoreless stretch of 2:52, during
which Dayton missed six shots. Before the late five points by
Roberts, Dayton hadn't scored since Roberts hit a jumper with 2:59
to play to cut Vanderbilt's lead to 56-55.Dayton, which lost its third straight, missed 16 of 26 shots
from the field in the second half.Foster made 4-of-9 shots from 3-point range -- he was 0-for-4
inside the arc -- and hit 7-of-8 free throws. He also had five
rebounds.Vanderbilt's Derrick Byars added 14 points, including a
3-pointer that tied the score 50-all and a jumper for a 58-55 lead.
DeMarre Carroll had 11 points and nine rebounds for the Commodores.James Cripe had 12 points off the bench for Dayton.