Vanderbilt Beats South Carolina in Last Second

Beasley carries Kansas St., Michigan St. cruises past Northwestern
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Feb 9, 2008 10:12 PM CST
Vanderbilt leading scorer, guard Shan Foster, back, shoots from the perimeter as South Carolina forward Dwane Day, front, defends during the second half of their basketball game Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Shan Foster led the way with 21 points, but it was Jermaine Beal who saved day today for No. 23 Vanderbilt. Beal drove the length of the court and hit a short fadeaway with 0.6 left to lift the Commodores to a 66-65 SEC win over South Carolina today, reports the Associated Press. The Gamecocks had taken the lead on a Devan Downey layup with six seconds left. In other Top 25 action:

  • Michael Beasley set a school record with his 19th double-double as No. 20 Kansas State beat Oklahoma State 82-61 in a Big 12 game. Beasley had 23 points and 13 rebounds for the Wildcats.
  • Drew Neitzel scored 21 points after not taking a shot in the game's first 12:35 to lead Michigan State to a 70-55 Big Ten win over Northwestern.