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December 21, 2013

Vanderbilt comes from behind to whip 'Jackets,

NASHVILLE, TENN. - Vanderbilt was in the process of getting routed by Georgia Tech, but once the light went on, it never went off.

The Commodores, who trailed by 14 in the first half, used a late-first-half run to get within striking distance, took the lead early in the second half, and never looked back as they beat the Yellow Jackets by a 76-63 score at Memorial Gym on Saturday afternoon.

Rod Odom led VU with 18, Dai-Jon Parker had 13, and Kyle Fuller added 12 for the Commodores, who improved to 7-3 as they picked up their third-straight win.

VU rallied back just before half to get within 31-29 just before the break. Parker hit a 3 with 50 seconds left, and Fuller added a three-point play both in the half's two seconds, to give VU momentum h half.

Vandy took the lead on Odom's 3 with just under 19 minutes remaining and added to it when Jones hit a reverse lay-up on the next possession.

That lead stretched to double-digits at 50-39 on a pair of Luke Kornet free throws with 11:04 left. A Kornet lay-up at 9:32 pushed the margin to 56-41, the largest lead of the game.

That made for a 39-10 turnaround from the earlier deficit to that point.

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