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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Rod Odom
Coach Johnny Jones cares only about notching a rare win at Memorial Gym for the LSU Tigers, and how ugly the game might have been at times really doesn't matter.
Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings turned to the walk-ons to get his team out of its early funk.
Vanderbilt's Rod Odom started off the game 0 for 7, but hit the big shot when it mattered to force overtime as Vanderbilt rallied to beat Texas A&M on Saturday.
Michael Qualls made the game-winning dunk in Arkansas' earlier upset over Kentucky, and he hit the 3-pointer Saturday that lifted the Razorbacks to their first road victory of the season.
Amid all the history and emotion that accompany a Tennessee-Vanderbilt game, these in-state foes now have a real sibling rivalry.
Slow down the game by using up as much of the shot clock each possession as possible or playing zone on defense, the Vanderbilt Commodores are willing to do whatever it takes.
The Vanderbilt Commodores are so short-handed that there are nicknames being circulated to best describe them.
Georgia's 3-point shooting mirrored the frigid temperatures outside, where a southern snowfall snarled traffic and airports.
Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings glanced at the final box on Saturday and seemed as amazed as anyone at the outcome.
Marshall Henderson struggled with Vanderbilt's sticky defense trying to keep the Mississippi guard under control. As usual, he hit the biggest shots of the night helping the Rebels pull out another key win.
Jarvis Summers scored 16 points in leading the Mississippi Rebels who nearly blew a 13-point lead in the second half before beating Vanderbilt 63-52 Wednesday night.
One day earlier, Johnny O'Bryant acknowledged that he was in a slump.
Johnny O'Bryant scored 22 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as LSU defeated Vanderbilt 81-58 in a Southeastern Conference game Saturday night.
The Vanderbilt Commodores are so short-handed right now that they have no room for error. Hitting a season-high 12 3-pointers helps.
The Vanderbilt Commodores have very little room for error now that they're down to seven scholarship players.
"Got good looks," Odom said. "It felt good. Just didn't go in."
"It was just a lack of competing, a lack of competitiveness," Odom said. "They just came out and hit us in the mouth, and we never really got up."