The #7 seeded Vanderbilt Commodores started slowly but finished strongly to take care of #10 seeded Texas A&M 66-41. The Commodores will face #2 seed Florida Friday at 6:00. The Commodores have already beaten the Gators twice this season.
Vanderbilt shot only 24.1% in the first half as both teams struggled out of the gate and Vanderbilt led 23-20 at the break. The Commodores got things going in the 2nd half while the Aggies did not. A&M finished the game shooting only 33.3%, while the Commodores improved a bit in the 2nd half but still shot only 39.7% for the game.
Joe Toye led Vanderbilt with 18 points, while Riley Lachance scored 14 and Nolan Cressler netted 11 points for the Commodores.
Tyler Davis finished with 18 points to lead the Aggies.