Vanderbilt beats South Carolina 74-64 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Vanderbilt beats South Carolina 74-64

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Rod Odom and Dai-Jon Parker each scored 18 points to lead Vanderbilt to a 74-64 victory over South Carolina on Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams.

Parker set a career-high and Odom scored 16 points in the first half for the Commodores (14-16, 8-10 Southeastern Conference), who fended off a late charge.

Vanderbilt led by 12 in the second half but South Carolina (14-17, 4-14) pulled within two, 56-54, on Lakeem Jackson's layup with 3:45 left. Josh Henderson answered with a layup and Parker knocked down a 3-pointer.

The Gamecocks cut the deficit to four twice in the final two minutes but Vanderbilt made five straight free throws to seal its fifth straight victory in the series.

Vanderbilt leading scorer Kedren Johnson scored 10 of his 12 points - all coming in the second half - from the free-throw line.

Brenton Williams led South Carolina with 17 points.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • SPORTSMore>>

  • Tech Softball falls to Iowa State 7-5

    Tech Softball falls to Iowa State 7-5

    Saturday, April 21 2018 10:46 PM EDT2018-04-22 02:46:28 GMT
    Tech Softball (Source: Texas Tech Athletics)Tech Softball (Source: Texas Tech Athletics)
    Tech Softball (Source: Texas Tech Athletics)Tech Softball (Source: Texas Tech Athletics)

    The Red Raider softball team got out to an early lead but ultimately dropped a 7-5 decision against Iowa State.

    The Red Raider softball team got out to an early lead but ultimately dropped a 7-5 decision against Iowa State.

  • Accepting rights award, Kaepernick decries 'lawful lynching'

    Accepting rights award, Kaepernick decries 'lawful lynching'

    Saturday, April 21 2018 12:14 PM EDT2018-04-21 16:14:15 GMT
    Saturday, April 21 2018 9:42 PM EDT2018-04-22 01:42:02 GMT

    Human rights organization Amnesty International has honored former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick with its Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2018, lauding his peaceful protests against racial inequality.

    Human rights organization Amnesty International has honored former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick with its Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2018, lauding his peaceful protests against racial inequality.

  • No. 4 Texas Tech Beats No. 22 Oklahoma, 12-6

    No. 4 Texas Tech Beats No. 22 Oklahoma, 12-6

    Saturday, April 21 2018 6:31 PM EDT2018-04-21 22:31:21 GMT
    Caleb Kilian (Source: KCBD Video)Caleb Kilian (Source: KCBD Video)
    Caleb Kilian (Source: KCBD Video)Caleb Kilian (Source: KCBD Video)

    The Red Raiders got out to an early lead and never looked back as Texas Tech defeats Oklahoma 12-6.

    The Red Raiders got out to an early lead and never looked back as Texas Tech defeats Oklahoma 12-6.

Powered by Frankly