Scores

Final

Northeastern 49

(3-11, 0-5 away)

Vanderbilt 79

(8-4, 6-1 home)

    9:00 PM ET, January 4, 2014

    Memorial Gymnasium (Vandy), Nashville, Tennessee

    1 2 T
    NE 18 3149
    VAN 46 3379

    Top Performers

    Northeastern: R. Spencer 15 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

    Vanderbilt: R. Odom 21 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Hot-shooting Vanderbilt downs Northeastern, 79-49

    Associated Press

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Rod Odom had 21 points, Damian Jones scored 16 and Eric McClellan added 14 to lead Vanderbilt's torrid shooting performance in a 79-49 blowout of Northeastern on Saturday.

    Odom, with four 3-pointers, and McClellan, with a pair of treys, were perfect from beyond the arc as VU (8-4) warmed up for its Southeastern Conference opener next week.

    McClellan only missed one shot on his way to 12 first-half points. The Commodores shot 76.0 percent from the field the first half and 83.3 from 3-point range (5 of 6) to lead 46-18 at intermission.

    Kyle Fuller didn't miss at all to finish with 11 points, and Jones also had six blocks for Vanderbilt.

    Reggie Spencer led the Huskies (3-11) with 15 points.

    Odom's 3-pointer that extended the lead to 44-17 pushed the percentage to 78.3, one game after the Commodores had their poorest shooting performance in Monday's loss to Saint Louis.

    Referees even waived off Jones' turn-around desperation shot that banked in at the buzzer, after he initially bobbled the pass.

    The Commodores made 17 of their first 22 shots for a 77.3 field-goal percentage. At one point, VU hit nine straight field goals -- going 8 1/2 minutes without a miss.

    McClellan scored eight straight points for Vanderbilt -- including two 3-pointers, the first after his steal -for an early 10-4 lead. He had 12 points in the first 8 minutes, plus his second steal led to Kyle Fuller's fast-break layup and an 18-8 advantage.

    Marco Banegas-Flores cut it to 18-11 on his trey, but the Commodores doubled up the score 28-14 on Dai-Jon Parker's 3.

    Fuller stretched it to 31-15 on an over-the-shoulder reverse after dropping the ball as the shot clock expired.

    Jones scored eight straight points, including a dunk, as Vanderbilt stretched it to 39-15, and Odom's jumper made it 41-15 to cap a 20-2 run.

    The Huskies, meanwhile, missed nine straight field goals between Reggie Spencer's jumper at 10:07 to pull within 21-13 and his layup 2:34 before halftime at 41-17.

    Northeastern had defeated Georgetown earlier, and seven of its 10 previous losses had been by five points or less.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NE
    VAN
    Points 49 79
    FG Made-Attempted 17-54 (.315) 30-48 (.625)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-19 (.263) 8-12 (.667)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-21 (.476) 11-16 (.688)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 17 (0/0)

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