Men's Basketball

College basketball highlights: Vandy rips Vols

Vanderbilt forward Jeffery Taylor shoots against Tennessee in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. Taylor led Vanderbilt with 23 points as they won 65-47.
Vanderbilt forward Jeffery Taylor shoots against Tennessee in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. Taylor led Vanderbilt with 23 points as they won 65-47.

Jeffery Taylor scored 15 of his 23 points in the first half, and host Vanderbilt bounced back Tuesday by routing in-state rival Tennessee 65-47 for their ninth win in 10 games.

The Commodores (15-5, 5-1 Southeastern Conference) had an eight-game winning streak snapped with an overtime loss to then-No. 20 Mississippi State on Saturday. This time, they scored the first nine points of the game in rolling to another win.

The loss ruined Tennessee Coach Cuonzo Martin's debut in the orange blazer made famous by Ray Mears, then Bruce Pearl. The Vols (9-11, 1-4) had a season-low point total and looked nothing like the group that upset defending national champion Connecticut 60-57 last weekend.

No. 20 Michigan 66, Purdue 64: Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 19 points to help Michigan beat host Purdue.

Michigan shot 54 percent from the field and outrebounded Purdue 30-23.

Robbie Hummel had 16 points but missed a three-pointer that could have given the Boilermakers the lead in the final seconds.

Morehead 75, Norfolk State 69: Senior Ty Proffitt scored a team-high 18 points and Morehead knocked down its first six three-point shots and went on beat host Norfolk State.

Proffitt drilled all four field-goal tries in the first half and finished 5-of-6.

Drew Kelly contributed 15 points for the Eagles, and freshman Angelo Warner got a career-best 12 rebounds for Morehead, which shot 54 percent.

Alice Lloyd 69, Asbury 64: Forward Shawn Thompson scored 17 points to lead host Alice Lloyd, which outshot the losers 29 percent to 27 percent.

Women

No. 11 Rutgers 65, No. 23 DePaul 64: Khadijah Rushdan's layup with 1.5 seconds left lifted host Rutgers to a victory over DePaul.

Lexington Christian graduate Anna Martin scored 26 points for the Blue Demons. She was 13-for-14 from the free-throw line and had seven rebounds and three assists.

Alice Lloyd 83, Asbury 74: Forward Ariel Nickell had 18 points and 16 rebounds as host Alice Lloyd rallied from a 40-37 deficit at halftime. The winning Eagles hit 75 percent of their free throws, the losing Eagles just 54.

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