NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kendric Davis scored 24 points, Tyson Jolly added 21 as SMU beat Vanderbilt 92-81 in overtime on Saturday night.
Vanderbilt had a six-point lead with less than a minute to go in regulation when SMU (11-2) hit two 3-pointers in nine seconds to tie the game at 77. Jolly connected on one with 28 seconds to go then the Mustangs forced a turnover and Isiaha Mike drilled a 3 with 19 seconds to send the game into overtime.
Ethan Chargois added 18 points and 11 rebounds, while Feron Hunt scored 12 and pulled down 11 boards for SMU. Emmanuel Bandoumel chipped in 10.
Aaron Nesmith set a career high with eight 3-pointers, while Vanderbilt (8-5) hit 15 total 3s to tie a season high. Nesmith was 8 of 12 from behind the arc.
Scottie Pippen Jr. contributed 15 points for the Commodores.
With 10:14 to go in the game, Vanderbilt went on a 9-0 run to take its largest lead at 72-57. Nesmith hit his eighth 3-pointer of the game to end the run.
Chargois scored 11 of the Mustangs’ first 13 points as SMU got out to a 13-5 lead to start the game.
SMU extended its lead to 20-8 on an Isiah Jasey layup with 12:56 to go, but Vanderbilt answered with a 10-0 run that included at alley-oop dunk by Maxwell Evans on a pass from Saben Lee.
Jolly made a layup at 7:20 to put the Mustangs back up by 10, but Vanderbilt chipped away until Nesmith hit his fifth 3-pointer of the half with 15 seconds left to tie the game 40-all at the half.
SMU: The Mustangs struggled from the free-throw line in the first half going 3-for-7 (42.9%). They were eighth in the nation in that category at 79.2% before the game. They finished the game 14 of 20.
Vanderbilt: The Commodores were only 1 of 7 from the field in the overtime period, while SMU went a perfect 5-for-5.
SMU hosts Central Florida on Wednesday.
Vanderbilt opens SEC play on the road against Auburn on Wednesday.
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