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LaChance rallies Vanderbilt to win over Radford

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By CHIP CIRILLO
Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Riley LaChance scored a career-high 27 points and Jeff Roberson fouled out with 14 and Vanderbilt ended a three-game losing streak with a 74-62 win over Radford on Tuesday night.

LaChance hit all 10 of his foul shots and went 3 for 5 from 3-point range.

Roberson, who entered the game with a Southeastern Conference-leading four double-doubles, narrowly missed another one with nine rebounds.

Vanderbilt (3-4) rebounded after suffering consecutive losses to Seton Hall, Virginia and Southern California.

Ed Polite Jr. led Radford (3-3) with 16 points and 12 rebounds and Devonnte Holland fouled out with 11 points.

Darius Bolstad's layup cut the deficit to 58-56 with 5:12 left, but that was as close as the Highlanders got in the second half.

Radford led for most of the first half as Vanderbilt missed its first eight shots from the field against the Highlanders' man-to-man defense.

Two consecutive three-point plays by LaChance gave the Commodores their first lead at 32-31 with 1:51 left in the first half.

Radford, which returns all five starters from last year's 14-18 team, outscored Vanderbilt 32-16 in bench points.

LaChance's 3-pointer gave Vanderbilt a 36-33 lead with 49 seconds remaining in the half and they took the three-point advantage into the break.

BIG PICTURE

Radford: The Highlanders dominated the first half, begore Vanderbilt rallied in the second half.

Vanderbilt: LaChance enjoyed one of the best games of his career, giving the Commodores a much-needed win.

UP NEXT

Radford: The Highlanders visit VMI on Saturday. VMI's Tyler Creammer recorded his first career double-double (16 points, 11 rebounds) in last Saturday's loss to American.

Vanderbilt: The Commodores host Kansas State (5-1) on Sunday. K-State finished third in the Las Vegas Invitational after a loss to Arizona State and a win over George Washington.

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