TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Jeffery Taylor made 1-of-2 free throws with 6 seconds left to help Vanderbilt complete a come-from-behind 65-64 victory over Alabama on Wednesday night.
The Crimson Tide's Anthony Brock then missed a shot in traffic and JaMychal Green couldn't control the ball for a follow-up attempt as the final seconds ticked off with the Commodores (13-3, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) claiming their seventh consecutive win.
Jermaine Beal's jumper gave Vandy a 64-62 lead with 47 seconds left. Green tied it with two free throws 11 seconds later after starting 1-of-5 from the line.
Then Tony Mitchell fouled Taylor, who missed his first shot before putting the Commodores ahead after they trailed by 10 points 2 minutes into the second half.
Alabama (11-5, 1-1) had won four straight games by an average of 15 points.
Forward Kennedy Meeks, who has averaged 9.4 points and 6.5 rebounds at North Carolina, has pulled out of the NBA draft and will return to the Tar Heels.
Cal big man Ivan Rabb could have been selected in the top 10 of the NBA draft. Instead, he's returning to Berkeley to make himself, and the Golden Bears, stronger.
Devin Williams' decision last month to sign with an agent and enter the NBA draft has left West Virginia in a tough spot.