Vandy takes down UT-Martin

Saturday, December 29, 2007 at 9:54pm

A.J. Ogilvy scored 21 points and Shan Foster added 15 to lead No. 15 Vanderbilt to a 92-85 victory over Tennessee-Martin on Saturday.

At 12-0, the Commodores have tied the 2003-04 VU team for the best start in school history.

After trailing by 13 points in the first half, UT-Martin stormed back in the second half and grabbed a 71-70 lead with 9:24 left.

The game was tied at 83 with 3:20 remaining on a 3-pointer by UT-Martin’s Lester Hudson. Vanderbilt went ahead for good at 88-85 on a triple by Foster with 3:08 left.

Alex Gordon scored five points in the final 1:27 to help the Commodores hang on.

Hudson, the NCAA’s third-leading scorer, poured in a game-high 36 points to lead the Skyhawks (5-8), while Gerald Robinson added 25.

Vanderbilt shot 39.7 percent from the field, the first time this season it has been below 40 percent.

Check Monday's edition of The City Paper for the latest on Vanderbilt basketball.

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