March 15, 2012

The Harvard game in a nutshell

Vanderbilt outlasted Harvard, 79-70, in Albequerque, sending them to the third round of the NCAA Tournament. Here's our complete breakdown of the game, with stats, quotes and insights from the staff.

Turning point:
Vanderbilt was playing sloppy basketball early, with eight turnovers in the first 15 minutes or so. The game was tied at 20-all at the 4:28 mark, and Harvard's best player, Kyle Casey, went to the bench with his second foul.

From that point, the game changed. After a pair of offensive rebounds, Jeffery Taylor hit a lay-up, and after a Harvard miss, John Jenkins[/db] was fouled in the back-court with VU in the bonus. He hit one of two shots.

Moments later, a 3-pointer by Brad Tinsley, a Tinsley steal and a fast-break lay-up by Jenkins put Vandy up eight. A steal off Jenkins off a sloppy dribble by Corbin Miller gave VU two more easy points.

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