Rapid Reaction: Vanderbilt 76, LSU 61 

February, 8, 2012
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LSU acquitted itself well in a hostile environment at Vanderbilt. The Tigers (13-10, 3-6) held the lead five separate times and refused to let the high-flying Vanderbilt offense run away with the game. But it just wasn't enough as the Commodores (17-7, 6-3) managed to outpace LSU to a 76-61 win.

Dropping daggers: Vandy got big efforts from both of its main scoring threats in guard John Jenkins and forward Jeffery Taylor. The duo pestered LSU's defense all night, with Jenkins notching 20 points on 5-of-9 shooting and Taylor contributing another 19.

Every time the Tigers made a run at the lead, one of the Commodores' two shooters was there to knock them back. With Vanderbilt holding a 40-35 lead with 13 minutes remaining in the game, Taylor stepped up and drilled two treys in the span of 35 seconds to push the lead into double digits.

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