Lawrence, Vanderbilt take down Michigan in NIT 66-65
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tyrin Lawrence scored the game-winning layup with 10 seconds left and racked up 24 total points to lead Vanderbilt past Michigan 66-65 on Saturday in the second round of the NIT.
Lawrence added nine rebounds for the Commodores (22-14). Ezra Manjon shot 6 of 10 from the field and 4 for 4 from the line to add 17 points. Colin Smith was 4 of 9 shooting (3 for 7 from 3-point range) to finish with 11 points.
The Commodores trailed by nine points halfway through the second half. They did not take the lead until Lawrence's driving layup that was blocked by Hunter Dickinson, but goaltending was called on the play when Dickinson's off hand got caught in the net.
The Wolverines (18-16) were led by Dickinson, who posted 21 points and 11 rebounds. Michigan also got 19 points from Dug McDaniel and 11 points from Joey Baker.
Smith scored 11 points in the first half and Vanderbilt went into the break trailing 30-29. Lawrence led Vanderbilt with 17 points in the second half.
Vanderbilt advances to play the winner of Sunday's game between UAB and Morehead State.
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