November 22, 1998
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Dan Langhi scored a career-high 33-points and nailed
two free throws with a second left to put the game out of reach as Vanderbilt
won 68-63 over Notre Dame on Saturday.
Langhi also pulled down 10 rebounds and sank all 11 of his shots from the
free-throw line for Vanderbilt (4-1). The Commodores won despite shooting only
37.7 percent from the field.
Notre Dame (1-2) had a chance to take the lead late in game when Antoni
Wyche went to the line with 26 seconds left with the Commodores ahead 64-63,
but Wyche missed both free throws.
Free throws by James Strong, Deandre Moore and Langhi in the final 16
seconds put Vanderbilt up another 5 points.
Vanderbilt had a 29-28 lead at the half but the lead changed nine times in
the second half. The Commodores moved ahead for good with 4:03 left, when
Langhi sank two free throws to give the Commodores a 60-58 lead.
Notre Dame jumped out to a 9-2 lead early in the first half on a Troy Murphy
free throw. The Irish led most of the half and were 22-13 lead with 7:27 left.
But Vanderbilt took a 16-6 run for the remainder of the period. Anthony
Williams' tip-in at the buzzer gave the Commodores their one-point lead at the
Notre Dame shot 51 percent from the field for the game and was led by Troy
Murphy with 18 points, and David Graves with 17.
James Strong was the only other Commodore to reach double figures with 10