Nashville, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - Riley LaChance scored 15 points and nabbed six rebounds to lead his Vanderbilt Commodores past the Florida Gators, 67-61, in SEC action at Memorial Gym.
Damian Jones chipped in with 13 points and seven boards for Vanderbilt (12-10, 2-7 SEC), which finally put a stop to a seven-game losing streak. James Siakam tallied a 12-point, 11-rebound double-double with five blocked shots, and Wade Baldwin IV added 11 points, five rebounds and five assists with six turnovers in the win.
Michael Frazier netted 21 points with six steals to lead all scorers for Florida (12-10, 5-4). Eli Carter collected 12 points on 5-of-17 shooting in the loss, which stopped a two-game win streak for the Gators.
Vanderbilt owned a 31-23 lead over Florida at halftime after the Commodores connected on 40.9 percent shooting from the floor, adding in an 11-of-18 mark from the free-throw line in the first frame. The Gators hit on just 32.1 percent of their tries in the half, including 1-of-8 from 3-point range.
The Commodores dipped to 38.9 percent shooting in the second half, but hit 18- of-24 from the charity stripe. The Gators improved to 41.4 percent from the field in the period, but could only shave off two points from Vanderbilt's first-half advantage.
The hosts dominated Florida in rebounding in the contest, owning a 42-26 advantage on the glass. The Commodores also outscored the Gators from the free-throw line, 29-13, in the win.