Scores

Final

South Florida 52

(3-5, 0-3 away)

Vanderbilt 71

(7-3, 4-2 home)

7:00 PM ET, December 16, 2008

Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee

1 2 T
USF 22 3052
VAN 28 4371

Top Performers

South Florida: D. Jones 19 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

Vanderbilt: J. Beal 20 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

Vanderbilt 71, South Florida 52

Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Jermaine Beal and A.J. Ogilvy scored 20 points each and Vanderbilt opened the Southeastern Conference/Big East Invitational by beating South Florida 71-52 Tuesday night to hand Commodores coach Kevin Stallings his 300th career victory.

Ogilvy also grabbed 13 rebounds and Jeffery Taylor finished with nine points as Vanderbilt (7-3) won its second straight. The Commodores grabbed the lead for good on a George Drake layup at 9-7 with 13:05 left in the first half and led 28-22 at halftime.

South Florida (3-5) lost its fourth straight game in the first of a four-game road trip.

Mobolaji Ajayi fouled out for South Florida with 14:13 left when he was called for his fourth foul, then slammed the ball to the court for a technical.

Dominique Jones led the Bulls with 19 points off the bench. Augustus Gilchrist added 12 and Mike Mercer had 10.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
USF
VAN
Points 52 71
FG Made-Attempted 18-53 (.340) 23-52 (.442)
3P Made-Attempted 4-17 (.235) 6-13 (.462)
FT Made-Attempted 12-21 (.571) 19-29 (.655)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
Largest Lead 3 24

2008-09 Season

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