The Vanderbilt Commodores men’s basketball team battled the Xavier Musketeers on Tuesday in the quarterfinal round of the 2022 NIT at the Cintas Center in Cincinnati.
The Musketeers defeated the Commodores 75-73.
Vanderbilt’s season ends with the Commodores slipping to 19-17 with the loss.
Xavier improved to 21-13 overall with the victory and advances to the NIT semifinal round on March 29 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, where the Musketeers will play St. Bonaventure.
Check out the top plays from the game below.
Vanderbilt basketball’s Myles Stute sinks 3-pointers to extend Commodores’ lead vs. Xavier
Vanderbilt extended its lead vs. Xavier to 56-52 in the second half with another 3-pointer by Myles Stute.
Stute followed that shot up with another 3 to give the Commodores a 61-54 lead.
Steal leads to 3-pointer by Vanderbilt basketball’s Jordan Wright
Vanderbilt took a 46-40 lead over Xavier in the second half with a 3-pointer by Jordan Wright after the Commodores forced a steal on the other end of the court.
Vanderbilt basketball extends lead vs. Xavier with 3-pointer by Myles Stute
Vanderbilt stretched its lead over Xavier to 41-31 in the second half with a 3-pointer by Myles Stute.
Vanderbilt basketball’s Liam Robbins muscles up bucket vs. Xavier, draws foul
Vanderbilt took a 33-29 lead over Xavier to open the second half on a basket by Liam Robbins, who drew a foul on the shot.
Vanderbilt basketball’s Scotty Pippen Jr. sinks 3-pointer in final minute of first half vs. Xavier
Vanderbilt took a 31-29 lead over Xavier into halftime behind a 3-pointer by Scotty Pippen Jr. in the final second before intermission.
Vanderbilt basketball’s Jamaine Mann slams down a two-handed dunk vs. Xavier
Vanderbilt took a 17-16 lead over Xavier in the first half on a two-handed dunk by Jamaine Mann.
Vanderbilt basketball’s Scotty Pippen Jr. drills 3-pointer vs. Xavier
Vanderbilt took a 13-10 lead over Xavier early in the first half on a 3-pointer by Scotty Pippen Jr.
Xavier basketball’s Jack Nunge throws down one-handed slam dunk vs. Vanderbilt
Xavier cut Vanderbilt’s lead to 10-8 early in the first half on a one-handed slam dunk by Jack Nunge.
Vanderbilt basketball’s Scotty Pippen Jr. scores early bucket vs. Xavier, draws foul
Vanderbilt took a 4-0 lead over Xavier early in the first half on a layup by Scotty Pippen Jr., who drew a foul on the play.
Vanderbilt basketball tips off vs. Xavier in the NIT quarterfinal round
Vanderbilt’s starting lineup vs. Xavier was Scotty Pippen Jr., Rodney Chatman, Jordan Wright, Myles Stute and Liam Robinson.
Vanderbilt basketball arrives at Cintas Center for NIT quarterfinal matchup vs. Xavier
The Commodores and Musketeers tipped off at 8 pm CT (ESPN) at the Cintas Center in Cincinnati.
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Jerry Stackhouse is the Vanderbilt men’s basketball head coach. Jonas Hayes is the Xavier men’s basketball interim head coach.
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