ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) - Kyle Fuller scored 19 points, all but five coming in the second half, as Vanderbilt beat Loyola Marymount 77-68 to secure fourth place in the Paradise Jam on Monday
Fuller's basket with 1:44 left pushed Vanderbilt's lead to 66-62. He made all four of his free throws on Vanderbilt's next two possessions to make it 70-62 with 48 seconds remaining.
Eric McClellan added 17 points for the Commodores (4-2). James Siakam and Josh Henderson added 11 apiece. Vanderbilt made 25 of its 52 shots and nailed 75 percent of its 32 free throws.
McClellan had nine of Vanderbilt's first 21 points and the Commodores were up 34-30 at the break.
Anthony Ireland finished with 20 points for Loyola Marymount (5-2), while Ben Dickinson and Gabe Levin chipped in with 10 each.
It was the first ever meeting between the two programs.