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.