Sunday, March 8, 2009

Vanderbilt cooks up Hogs — Commodores beat Arkansas 75-58

As expected, the Commodores hammered Arkansas to finish the regular season 19-11 overall and 8-8 in the SEC.

A.J. Ogilvy was in foul trouble and played only 23 minutes, but still garnered 12 points, 10 rebounds and even a couple of steals.

The star of the game was freshman Jeffrey Taylor, who had 16 points, 10 rebounds (6 of them offensive) and six assists.

Fellow freshman Brad Tinsley scored 13 points, shooting 3-4 from three-point land, and even grabbed five rebounds.

Dolla (Jermaine Beal) had 11 points, and Big Festus (Ezeli) scored 10 points in only 17 minutes.

Regardless of how the Dores do in the SEC tournament and where they go and what they do in the post-season, expect this team, which returns in its entirety, to be unstoppable at home next season.

After losing two of their first three conference home games, the Dores won their last five of the season. Last year’s team also won two conference road games but they were undefeated at home and finished 10-6.

The Vandy women play No. 5 Auburn at 7:30 pm ET tonight for the SEC championship.

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