Vanderbilt 88, Presbyterian 47

Brad Tinsley recorded the first triple-double in school history

and Jeffery Taylor scored a career-high 27 points as Vanderbilt

rolled to an 88-47 victory over Presbyterian on Friday night in the

season opener for both teams.

Tinsley finished with 11 points, plus career highs of 10 assists

and 10 rebounds. His pass that set up Rod Odom’s 3-pointer with

4:31 left sealed the feat and sent the Vanderbilt bench into a

frenzy. Coach Kevin Stallings quickly called a timeout and

Tinsley’s teammates mauled him at halfcourt.

The game was well in hand by that point as the Commodores opened

with six straight baskets and made 10 of their first 12 shots to

take a 24-11 lead with 11:47 left in the first half.

Festus Ezeli had a career-high 14 points and John Jenkins added

10 for Vanderbilt. Al’Lonzo Coleman had 17 points and Josh Johnson

scored 11 for Presbyterian.