Lawrence delivers in stretch, Vanderbilt tops Wofford 65-62

Dec 3, 2022, 2:17 AM | Updated: 4:18 pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Liam Robbins scored 14 points, Tyrin Lawrence added 13 with two key buckets, and Vanderbilt held off Wofford 65-62 on Saturday night.

Tyrin Lawrence hit a jumper to give Vanderbilt a 62-57 lead with 3:43, then the Commodores went scoreless until Lawrence’s layup made it 64-61 with 22 seconds left. With two seconds left, Vanderbilt put Wofford’s B.J. Mack on the line. He made the first and Vandy’s Liam Robbins grabbed the rebound when Mack missed the second attempt. Robbins was fouled at 0:01 and made one of two to finish out the game.

Robbins added nine rebounds, three blocks and two assists for the Commodores (4-4). Myles Stute and Ezra Manjon scored 11 points each.

Wofford scored four points over the final 7 1/2 minutes of the first half while Vanderbilt turned a 26-21 advantage into a 34-25 halftime lead. Much like a recent 3-point loss to LSU, Wofford didn’t fade. A three-point play by Messiah Jones capped a 13-3 run to open the second half and gave Wofford its first lead, 38-37. Robbins dunked for a 57-52 Vandy lead with 7:35 remaining but Lawrence would be the only Commodore to make a basket the rest of the game.

Mack led the Terriers (5-4) with 19 points and Jones added 16. Corey Tripp had six points, six rebounds and five steals.

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Lawrence delivers in stretch, Vanderbilt tops Wofford 65-62