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Vanderbilt cruises past Tennessee State, 83-59

A 14-0 run to end the first half erased all doubt in this one.

NCAA Basketball: Bucknell at Vanderbilt Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

A hot shooting performance carried the Vanderbilt Commodores past the previously-undefeated Tennessee State Tigers by a score of 83-59 at Memorial Gym on Tuesday night.

Vanderbilt used a 14-0 run at the end of the first half to turn what had been a fairly competitive game into a rout. The Commodores led 43-22 at the half and coasted from there; Tennessee State never got the margin closer than 18 points in the second half.

Matthew Fisher-Davis led all scorers with 22 points, one shy of his career high. On the evening, the Commodores shot 54 percent from the floor and 10-of-23 from three-point range, and Vanderbilt also had a 39-20 rebounding edge.

Vanderbilt improves to 4-3 on the season. The Commodores return to action on Saturday night at 7:00 PM CT, when they head to Sioux Falls, South Dakota (for some reason) to face the Minnesota Golden Gophers in what should be a tougher test than what they got tonight.