NASHVILLE, Tenn. — John Jenkins scored 18 points and Jeffery Taylor added 16 as Vanderbilt held off Georgia 77-66 Saturday for the Commodores' seventh straight win and to remain undefeated in Southeastern Conference play.
The Commodores (13-4, 3-0) didn't lead by more than six until Lance Goulbourne grabbed a rebound off Festus Ezeli's missed free throw and laid it back up for a 68-60 lead with 2:58 left. Vanderbilt sealed this victory at the free-throw line where the Commodores hit 15 of 22 in the final 4:53.
Goulbourne finished with 13 points.
Georgia (9-8, 0-3) never went away in losing its third straight overall and fifth straight in this series. Vincent Williams hit a 3 to pull the Bulldogs within 62-60, but they never got any closer. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had a team-high 19 points, including four 3-pointers. Gerald Robinson finished with 15 and Donte' Williams added 12 before fouling out.