February 16, 2013
The Texas A&M game, in a nutshell
NASHVILLE, TN -- Texas A&M made their first SEC appearance in Music City, and only their second in school history -- and left for College Station with the same result: A loss. The Commodores played perhaps their best wire-to-wire game of the season, getting great shooting and even better defense to beat the Aggies. Here's how things went down...in a nutshell.
Turning pointWith five minutes left until halftime, sophomore guard Dai-Jon Parker gave Vanderbilt 17-14 lead on his second 3-pointer of the game. That started a 22-13 run by the Commodores that stretched through halftime, capped with Parker's third 3 of the game, giving VU its first double digit lead, 39-27.
Vandy stretched the lead to 13, 46-33, after Parker's fourht 3 and a highlight-reel baseline reverse layup that brought the Memorial crowd to a roar.
The Aggies made one last run. Three consecutive misses by Vandy were followed by three straight layups by A&M. At 46-39, it appeared Vanderbilt might fold, as it had done so many times this season.
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