Scores

Final

Appalachian St 73

(2-2, 1-2 away)

Vanderbilt 86

(5-1, 3-0 home)

    2:00 PM ET, November 27, 2010

    Memorial Gym, Nashville, Tennessee

    1 2 T
    APP 36 3773
    VAN 43 4386

    Top Performers

    Appalachian State: D. Sims 27 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    Vanderbilt: L. Goulbourne 17 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Blk

    Vanderbilt 86, Appalachian St. 73

    Associated Press

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- John Jenkins scored 21 points and Festus Ezeli added a career-high 18 and to lead Vanderbilt to an 86-73 win over Appalachian State on Saturday.

    The Mountaineers (2-2) had cut the Vanderbilt lead to 73-69 after an Omar Carter three-point play, but the Commodores went on an 11-0 run to ensure there would be no upset.

    Lance Goulbourne dunked off a set play drawn up by Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings while Carter was attempting his free-throw to start the run. Goulbourne then capped the run with a thunderous one-handed jam coming down the right side of the lane.

    Goulbourne, the Commodores' sixth man, contributed 17 points and eight rebounds. Vanderbilt (5-1) shot 51.5 percent (34 of 56), including 54.8 in the second half (17 of 31), and made 9 of 22 3-point attempts.

    Appalachian State's guard tandem of Carter and Donald Sims kept the Mountaineers hanging close until the final minutes. Sims finished with 27 points, including four 3-pointers, and Carter had 17.

    Appalachian State used a 9-0 run to grab a 54-50 lead less than 6 minutes into the second half. Sims hit a pair of long 3-pointers and Andre Williamson got three points the old-fashioned way, scoring inside and adding a free throw.

    Vanderbilt led 43-36 at the end of a well-played first half. The Commodores hit their last five 3-point attempts, including two by Jenkins. His 3-pointer from 22 feet beat the buzzer to push Vanderbilt's lead to the largest since 10-3 early in the game.

    Jenkins went 6 for 7 from the field in the first half, including 3 of 4 from 3-point range. He shot 8 of 11 for the game.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    APP
    VAN
    Points 73 86
    FG Made-Attempted 26-55 (.473) 34-66 (.515)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-15 (.467) 9-22 (.409)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-23 (.609) 9-12 (.750)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 15

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