Vanderbilt earns back-and-forth win over Fresno State

Vanderbilt’s Liam Robbins scored 20 points and teammate Tyrin Lawrence made two crucial baskets after Fresno State rallied for the lead, helping the Commodores earn a 67-59 victory on Thursday in the consolation game of the Wooden Legacy in Anaheim, Calif.Lawrence finished with 19 points and Myles Stute posted 16 points for Vanderbilt (3-3).After a back-and-forth stretch, Lawrence scored on consecutive possessions as Vanderbilt built a 60-57 edge with 2:35 to go.Robbins made two free throws with 2:02 left to extend the advantage, and the Commodores converted on three more free throws before Fresno State halted the run.Robbins, who shot 7-for-11 from the field, also was credited with eight of his team’s nine blocked shots.Fresno State (1-5) lost its fifth game in a row despite Jemarl Baker Jr.’s 22 points. Isaih Moore and Eduardo Andre added 10 points apiece for the Bulldogs, who shot just 4-for-23 on 3-point attempts. Baker was 8-for-20 from the field, though only 1-for-8 from long distance.Fresno State had a 45-35 rebounding edge courtesy of 12 boards each from Moore and Andre.Vanderbilt scored its last seven points on free throws, and the Commodores ended up 15-for-22 at the foul line. They shot 40.7 percent from the field and hit 8 of 23 3-point tries.After Eduardo’s layup with 4:23 to play, Fresno State went almost four minutes before scoring another field goal.

Playlist