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NIT SEASON TIP-OFF - Memorial Gym - Nashville, Tennessee

Commodores handle Austin Peay 73-54

8 days ago
Photo: Vanderbilt Athletics

Nashville, Tenn. -- The Commodores opened the season with a convincing 73-54 victory over Austin Peay Friday night in Memorial Gymnasium.

Bryce Drew's Commodores used a 20-9 stretch over the last eight minutes of the first half to enter halftime with a commanding 41-28 advantage.

The 1-0 Commodores were led by senior forward Jeff Roberson, senior guard Riley LaChance and sophomore forward Clevon Brown with 13 points each. It marked a career high for Brown. Roberson also added a team-high 10 rebounds.

The Commodores' first basket of the game, a jumper from the right wing by senior forward Jeff Roberson, marked the team's 1,000th consecutive game with a three-pointer. Vanderbilt is one of only three NCAA teams to register a three in every game since the inception of the three-point line in 1985.

Vanderbilt's top returning scorer, senior guard Matthew Fisher-Davis, missed the game with an ankle injury.