Robbins’ 8 blocks lead Vanderbilt past Fresno State 67-59
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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Liam Robbins had 20 points, seven rebounds and a career-high eight blocks, Tyrin Lawrence scored 19 points and Vanderbilt beat Fresno State 67-59 on Thursday night in the Wooden Legacy.
Lawrence scored nine straight Vanderbilt points down the stretch.
Lawrence made a 3-pointer with 7:21 left for a 54-51 lead, but the Commodores didn’t make another field goal until Lawrence’s basket at 3:12. Fresno State also struggled to score, only making one field goal in the final four minutes as Vanderbilt closed on a 11-2 run.
Myles Stute added 16 points with four 3-pointers for Vanderbilt (3-3), which rebounded after a 75-65 loss to Saint Mary’s in a tournament opener..
Stute scored eight points in the final 6:24 of the first half and Vanderbilt closed on a 15-3 run for a 31-26 lead at the break.
Jemarl Baker scored 22 points with seven assists for Fresno State (1-5), which lost to Washington on Wednesday. Eduardo Andre and Isaih Moore each had 10 points and 12 rebounds.
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