Balanced Attack Takes Down the Terriers

Liam Robbins leads four in double figures as Commodores defeat Wofford

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Liam Robbins nearly turned in a double-double Saturday, finishing with 14 points and nine rebounds, to help lift Vanderbilt men’s basketball to a 65-62 win over Wofford at Memorial Gymnasium.

The fifth-year senior was 5 of 9 from the floor and 4 of 6 at the free-throw line, adding three blocks and two steals. Tyrin Lawrence recorded 13 points, with Ezra Manjon and Myles Stute both scoring 11.


The Commodores (4-4) shot 49.1 percent from the field, including making eight three-point field goals, while limiting the Terriers (5-4) to 42.9 percent from the floor.

B.J. Mack paced Wofford with 19 points and Messiah Jones added 16, but the Dores were able to limit Jackson Paveletzke—the Terriers’ leading scorer at 16.4 points per contest entering play—to just six on 2-of-8 shooting.


Wofford opened the second half with a 10-0 run to overcome a 34-25 deficit at the break and take the lead, and Mack put the Terriers in front on two other occasions before a Robbins basket with nine-and-a-half minutes to go gave the Dores the lead for good.