Thursday, March 23

Vanderbilt vs. Belmont basketball in NIT video highlights, final score

The 2022 National Invitation Tournament tipped off Tuesday with a battle between Vanderbilt men’s basketball and Belmont at Memorial Gymnasium.

The Commodores defeated the Bruins 82-71.

Vanderbilt improved to 18-16 overall with the victory. Jordan Wright led the Commodores in scoring with 24 points. Vanderbilt advances to the second round of the NIT, where it will play the winner of a first-round matchup between Dayton and Toledo, which tip off at 6 pm CT Wednesday in Toledo, Ohio.

Belmont’s season comes to an end with the Bruins falling to 25-8 overall with the loss. Will Richard led Belmont in scoring with 22 points.

Check out the top plays from the game below.

Vanderbilt 82, Belmont 71:Commodores hold off pesky Bruins, advance to NIT second round

Jerry Stackhouse:‘Vulgar’ encouragement from Vanderbilt basketball coach lit a fire vs. Belmont in NIT

Estes:The backyard NIT game was fun. Vanderbilt and Belmont need to do this more often

Belmont basketball’s Ben Sheppard dishes to Will Richard for fast-break bucket

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