Scotty Pippen Jr. sets a Vanderbilt single-season record in latest NIT win
Scotty Pippen Jr. continued his strong season, and as Vanderbilt advanced in the NIT on Sunday, the star reached a single-season record for the Commodores.
Pippen Jr. set Vanderbilt’s single-season record for scoring with 700 points in a 70-68 overtime victory over Dayton. The Commodores (19-16) advance to play at Xavier (20-13) in the quarterfinals. The date and time for that matchup is not yet announced.
Pippen finished with 32 points, 7 assists and 4 rebounds in 43 minutes of action. Pippen was the first Vanderbilt player to pass 700 points, as he’s now up to 708 points. His 1,549 point total is still 12th on Vanderbilt’s all-time scoring list. Jeff Fosnes (1,579) is 11th.
Scotty Pippen Jr.: The environment was great. The fans came out today and the last couple games…If its my last game [here], it’s a good way to go out.
— Justin Hershey (@justinhershey26) March 20, 2022
Vanderbilt coach Jerry Stackhouse said he wouldn’t discuss Pippen’s future after this season until his plans are announced. About the team overall, Stackhouse said, “Yeah, we feel like an NCAA Tournament team when we’re healthy like now. But we’re excited to play in these games. Our guys are engaged.”
In a dramatic finish, Pippen made 2 free throws to tie the game at 61, and then his pass to Quentin Millora-Brown for a layup tied the score at 63. Vandy got a turnover with less than 10 seconds to play, but Jordan Wright’s saw his possible game-winning shot blocked.
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— Vanderbilt Men’s Basketball (@VandyMBB) March 20, 2022