TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Mykal Riley scored Alabama's first 13 points of overtime, including three 3-pointers as the Crimson Tide beat Number 16 Vanderbilt 78-73 yesterday.
The Crimson Tide (16-15, 5-11 Southeastern Conference) closed a disappointing regular season with its biggest win while keeping the Commodores from a second straight overtime victory.
The loss means Vanderbilt (25-6, 10-6) will be a number three seed in the S-E-C tournament.
They remained tied with the 1992-93 team for the school record for regular-season wins.
Shan Foster opened the overtime with a steal and layup to give Vanderbilt a 64-62 lead, but it was all Riley from there.
He finished with 26 points, six 3-pointers and 10 rebounds in his final home game. Riley also added two free throws with 44 seconds left.
Foster was coming off a 42-point performance when he hit his last nine 3-point attempts.