SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - John Jenkins scored 22 points and
Jeffery Taylor had 14 to lead Vanderbilt to a 59-49 win over
Nebraska in the opening round of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.
Jenkins sparked a 16-3 run for the Commodores (2-0) on Thursday
that sends them into the next round against West Virginia. The
three-day tournament ends Sunday.
Jenkins kept Vanderbilt's hopes of playing for the title alive
with a tying 3-pointer, then a jumper for a 48-46 lead with 5:45
left. Steve Tchiengang hit a 3-pointer for a 54-48 lead and the
Commodores completely put away Nebraska (2-1).
Brandon Ubel led Nebraska with 10 points. The Huskers shot 6 for
21 from the field in the second half.
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