MBB: 'Dores Earn Road Win
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Nov. 13, 2007


For the second consecutive game, Vanderbilt jumped out to a big lead right out of the gates. After racing to an 18-3 lead in Saturday's victory over Austin Peay, the Commodores wasted no time by scoring the first 18 points of Tuesday's contest with Toledo. The Rockets didn't get on the board until Jerrah Young hit a free throw at the 13:21 mark. During the run, six different 'Dores registered points, including three-pointers by Jermaine Beal, Shan Foster, Ross Neltner.

After being down by as many as 21 points in the first half, Toledo chipped into Vanderbilt's big lead by getting to the foul line and making its free throws. UT closed the half on a 24-9 run, with eight of those points coming from the charity stripe. On the other hand, Vanderbilt only made 1 of 5 from the line in the opening half, and finished an uncharacteristic 13 of 26 for the night.

With freshman A.J. Ogilvy in early foul trouble, senior Alan Metcalfe provided a spark off the bench by scoring six of his eight points before the half.

The Rockets cut the Commodores' lead to 46-43 with 13:22 remaining in the game. Vanderbilt responded on the defensive end with consecutive steals and layups by Alex Gordon and Ogilvy to push the margin back to seven.
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Next Home Game: Tuesday, Nov. 20, vs. Valparaiso at 7 p.m. CT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -Shan Foster scored 21 points to lead Vanderbilt to a 77-70 win over Toledo on Tuesday night.

The Commodores (2-0) led 35-29 at halftime and shot 67 percent (14 of 21) in the second half to pull away.

"It was an interesting game to say the least," said Vanderbilt head coach Kevin Stallings. "We got off to a great start, but they got back into it. I thought we responded with a young team for our first game on the road."

Foster, one of three returning starters from last season's team that made it to the NCAA Sweet 16, also had eight rebounds.

A.J. Ogilvy, a 6-11 center from Australia who had 18 points in his college debut Saturday against Austin Peay, scored 20 points against the Rockets (1-1).

Jonathan Amos led Toledo with 23 points. Jerrah Young scored 16, Tyrone Kent added 14 and Ridley Johnson had 11.

The Rockets shot 44 percent (23 of 52) for the game.

"They are a tough match up," Stallings added. "They have big wings and small posts, and it provides some problems. I thought we did a pretty good job against Kent (UT's leading scorer). We tried to focus on that."

Vanderbilt will return to action on November 20 to host Valparaiso at 7 p.m. CT in Memorial Gym.



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