NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jeffery Taylor scored 16 of his
career-high 26 points in the first half, and No. 22 Vanderbilt
never trailed Tuesday night in routing No. 12 Tennessee 90-71.
The Commodores (18-5, 7-2) grabbed sole possession of second
place in the Southeastern Conference's Eastern Division, one loss
behind No. 3 Kentucky.
Tennessee (18-5, 6-3) had a three-game winning streak snapped.
Jermaine Beal scored 20 points and A.J. Ogilvy had 11 for
Vanderbilt, which didn't miss reserve John Jenkins. The freshman
who had been averaging 10.4 points was hospitalized with flu.
J.P. Prince led Tennessee with 19 points, Wayne Chism had 16,
Melvin Goins 11 and Scotty Hopson 10. Brian Williams, suspended for
nine games after a New Year's Day arrest, returned to the rotation
but didn't enter the game until 13:34 was left and the game well in
the Commodores' control.
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