It hasn’t been an ideal start for Vanderbilt in Bryce Drew’s first season as coach of the Commodores, but the team did salvage a victory against an in-state rival on Saturday.
Despite trailing Chattanooga for most of the evening, Commodores forward Luke Kornet dropped a go-ahead 3-pointer with less than 3 seconds on the clock to give Vanderbilt the 76-74 win.
Luke "clutch" Kornet for the game winning three-pointer to beat Chattanooga! pic.twitter.com/wI5LtlPFYc
— Shane Kinnee (@SRKinnee) December 18, 2016
Player of the game
Kornet did more than just drop the game-winner. He put up 18 points on the night, his fifth game of the season with 15 or more points.
Kornet shot 50 percent from the floor including 3 of 6 from beyond the 3-point line and went 5-for-6 from the free-throw line. He also had 4 rebounds and 2 steals.
Stat line of the game
Vanderbilt shot 89.7 percent on its 29 free-throw attempts.
Matthew Fisher-Davis went 9-for-9 from the line, where half of his 18 points came from on the night.
Vanderbilt led for just 8:23 on the evening, but the last 3 seconds were all that mattered. Kornet’s 3-pointer changed a loss to a win.
What’s next for Vanderbilt basketball
The Commodores head north Wednesday to face Dayton (7-2) in Ohio. The game tips off at 7 p.m. at UD Arena.
Vanderbilt vs. Chattanooga box score