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No. 24 Vanderbilt defeats Arizona 84-72

LAHAINA, Hawaii — A.J. Ogilvy had 20 points and seven rebounds, and Jermaine Beal added 18 points and five assists to lead No. 24 Vanderbilt over Arizona 84-72 in the fifth-place game of the Maui Invitational on Wednesday.

The Commodores (4-1) shot 53 percent from the field, including 7 of 20 from beyond the 3-point line to make up for woeful free-throw shooting — 15 for 29.

Arizona (3-2) was led by Solomon Hill’s 17 points and Kyle Fogg’s 10. Nic Wise, coming off a 30-point effort in an overtime win over Colorado, was limited to nine.

Jeffery Taylor added 13 points for Vanderbilt, which went 18 for 26 from the field in the second half (69 percent) to overcome a 41-36 halftime deficit.

The Commodores went on a 14-2 run midway through the second half to turn a 54-49 deficit into a 63-56 lead. John Jenkins’ three-point play with 10:50 left gave Vanderbilt a 57-56 advantage, and it led the rest of the way.

Ogilvy also blocked four shots, adding to Arizona’s shooting woes at times. The Wildcats were 26 for 60 from the field (43 percent) and 6 for 18 from long range.

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