Vanderbilt 90, Dayton 74
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)—Dawid Przybyszewski and Dan Cage each hit five 3-pointers and Vanderbilt had six players score in double figures in a 90-74 victory over Dayton on Wednesday night.
Przybyszewski finished with 19 points, while Cage and Corey Smith scored 15 for the Commodores.
Mario Moore had 13 points and a career-high eight assists, and DeMarre Carroll added 10 points and seven rebounds. Julian Terrell finished with 10 points.
The Commodores (8-4) shot a season-high 57 percent from 3-point range, hitting 13 of 23 attempts.
Mark Jones and Brian Roberts each scored 13 points for Dayton (6-4), which saw its five-game winning streak snapped. Trent Meacham added 10 points.
The Flyers entered the game allowing 60.2 points per game.
Vanderbilt led by 18 at halftime, then went on a 19-7 run to open the second half, building a 66-38 lead with 14:24 to play. Cage had two 3-pointers during the run and Przybyszewski had one.
The Commodores’ largest lead was 85-53 before Dayton closed the game on a 21-5 run.
Vanderbilt sprinted out to an 11-2 lead in just over two minutes on the strength of three 3-pointers.
The Commodores were in total control in the first half, building leads of 22-7, 35-15 and 49-29 before entering halftime with a comfortable 49-31 advantage.
For the sixth time in eight home games, Vanderbilt did not trail. The Commodores have won their eight home games by an average of 19.9 points.
Vanderbilt shot 52.7 percent from the field for the game, while Dayton shot 37.3 percent.