Postgame: Vanderbilt 86, Manhattan 48

The walk-ons came in with 7:38 left to play in the game. That's about the only thing one can really glean from a game like this. Vanderbilt's size and strength absolutely overpowered Manhattan in the game.

The Dores didn't exactly shoot the ball really well. They took very good care of the ball (which was probably more a function of the Jaspers not playing a pressure-style defense. Only 11 turnovers for Vandy, with 4 or 5 of those coming while the walk-ons were in the game at the end.

Next up, Southern Mississippi on Saturday at 2pm, which should provide a much tougher test for the Commodores and should give the fans a much better idea of where the team currently is as we near SEC play. Hopefully these types of dominating performances will carry over as the schedule strength begins to grow back to where it was when the season began.

Relevant Links: Game Page /// TSN Recap /// Box Score /// Official Vanderbilt Recap

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Game Stories:

Manhattan freshman has one hand and all heart | The Tennessean

It was truly inspirational watching one-handed Manhattan freshman Kevin Laue play against Vanderbilt on Wednesday night.

Rested Vanderbilt wins by 38 | The Tennessean

Already up 41-24 in the second half, Vanderbilt went on a 14-0 run to put the game out of reach. Later, the Commodores dunked, ran and shot their way to an 18-0 run. Festus Ezeli, who earned his fourth consecutive start at center, had three dunks and seven points to go with four of the Commodores' 10 blocks.

Commodores get festive on Manhattan | Nashville City Paper

The Commodores had 10 blocked shots, the most during head coach Kevin Stallings’ 11-year career at Vanderbilt, and controlled the inside lanes during an 86-48 victory over Manhattan on Wednesday night at Memorial Gymnasium. The Jaspers (6-6) were outscored 47-24 in the paint and shot just 25.8 percent (17-for-66) from the field — the lowest a Vanderbilt opponent has shot all season. "We knew they were a big driving team so we were just trying to get down there and help," said center A.J. Ogilvy. "We just happened to get our hands on a lot of shots today."

Vanderbilt takes Manhattan, 86-48 | VandySports.com (Rivals)

Vanderbilt Nukes Manhattan, 86-48 | VandyMania.com (Scout)

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