VU Battles Tennessee Tech in the San Juan Shootout Wednesday

Dec. 19, 2006

All Times Listed – CT

Tuesday, December 19
Vanderbilt 102 UPR-Mayaguez 59
Tennessee Tech 66 Northwestern 65
Central Florida 67 Utah 61
Appalachian State 80 Virginia 69

Wednesday, December 20
UPR-Mayaguez vs. Northwestern – 9 a.m.
Utah vs. Virginia – 11 a.m.
Vanderbilt vs. Tennessee Tech – 1 p.m.
Central Florida vs. Appalachian State- 3 p.m.

Thursday, December 21
9 a.m. – 7th place
11 a.m. – 5th place
1 p.m. – 3rd place
3 p.m. – Championship

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Vanderbilt (7-3) battles in-state foe Tennessee Tech (5-4) in second-round action of the San Juan Shootout, Wednesday, Dec. 20 at 1 p.m. CT.

The Commodores, winners of six consecutive games, are coming a 102-59 victory over tournament-host UPR-Mayaguez in the first round. Vanderbilt posted six players in double figures led by Dan Cage’s career-high tying 18 points. Derrick Byars added 16. The 43-point win marked the largest margin of victory for Vanderbilt during the eight-year coaching tenure of Kevin Stallings.

The Golden Eagles edged Northwestern, 66-65, in their first round contest at the San Juan Shootout.

Belton Rivers hit a 3-point shot with 58 seconds left and finished with 22 points in leading Tennessee Tech.

Rivers put TTU ahead by four points with his sixth 3-pointer of the game before the Wildcats closed the scoring on a 3-point basket by Craig Moore with 25 seconds left. The game was tied seven times, and neither team led by more than five points. Anthony Fisher scored 12 points and had seven assists for Tennessee Tech. Daniel Northern added 10 points.

Vanderbilt owns a 12-6 advantage in its series with Tennessee Tech, having won the last four meetings, including a 98-79 victory on Dec. 13, 2003 in Nashville.

The winner plays the victor of the Central Florida (7-1) against Appalachian State (8-3) contest in the championship game of the San Juan Shootout, Thursday, Dec. 21 at 3 p.m. CT.