By CHIP CIRILLO
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Riley LaChance and Saben Lee both scored 19 points and Vanderbilt made 11 shots from 3-point range in an 81-66 win over struggling Georgia on Wednesday night.
It was a badly needed win for the last-place Commodores (9-15, 3-8 SEC), who lost seven of their previous nine.
Payton Willis scored 13 points for the Commodores. Joe Toye added 12 and Jeff Roberson had 11.
Georgia (13-10, 4-7) lost for the seventh time in nine games as its postseason hopes continued to fade.
Vanderbilt hit all 16 of its foul shots and 55 percent from the floor.
Yante Maten led the Bulldogs with 20 points and Derek Ogbeide had 16. Juwan Parker added 13.
Georgia made a 9-0 run to narrow the deficit to 48-47 with 13:20 left, but the Commodores pulled away after that.
Georgia finished a stretch of five road games in seven outings.
Vanderbilt scored the game's first nine points on its way to a 39-31 halftime lead.
Commodores signee Darius Garland, a point guard at Brentwood Academy, was named one of 10 semifinalists for the Naismith National High School Boys Basketball Player of the Year award on Tuesday.
Georgia hosts No. 8 Auburn on Saturday, trying to avenge a 79-65 loss in January when the Bulldogs blew a 14-point halftime lead.
Vanderbilt visits Arkansas on Saturday at Bud Walton Arena where the Razorbacks are 12-1 this season.
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