Scores

Final

Vanderbilt 63

(9-1, 2-0 away)

Dayton 60

(8-6, 7-3 home)

    7:00 PM ET, December 30, 2005

    University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, Ohio

    1 2 T
    VAN 26 3763
    DAY 31 2960

    Top Performers

    Vanderbilt: D. Byars 14 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Dayton: B. Roberts 21 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

    Vanderbilt 63, Dayton 60

    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.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    VAN
    DAY
    Points 63 60
    FG Made-Attempted 20-53 (.377) 22-50 (.440)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-19 (.263) 6-16 (.375)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-23 (.783) 10-15 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 7

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