Vanderbilt wins its home opener, tops Belmont 80-66
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Luke Kornet scored 20 points and Matthew Fisher-Davis added 16 and first-year coach Bryce Drew won his home opener as Vanderbilt beat Belmont 80-66 on Tuesday night.
The former Valparaiso coach earned his first win with the Commodores (1-1). Vanderbilt won its 10th consecutive home opener, improving to 58-7 all-time.
Kornet made 12 of 16 shots and the Commodores hit 25 of 31.
Evan Bradds, the Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year last season, led Belmont (0-1) with 19 points. Bradds led the nation in field goal percentage the past two seasons, but hit only 6 of 15 shots. Amanze Egekeze scored 18 and Taylor Barnette had 11.
Vanderbilt made 9 of 18 shots from 3-point range. Jeff Roberson and Payton Willis each scored 10.
The Bruins missed 17 of their first 18 shots from 3-point range.