Vanderbilt defeats Middle Tennessee 65-57

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)—A.J. Ogilvy and Jeffrey Taylor each had double-doubles as Vanderbilt defeated Middle Tennessee State 65-57 on Monday night.

Ogilvy had a game-high 19 points with 11 rebounds for his first double-double of the season. Taylor had 13 points and 11 rebounds in his third career game.

Vanderbilt outrebounded MTSU 40-28.

Jermaine Beal scored the first five points of the game for the Commodores (2-1), who never trailed. They held the Blue Raiders (2-2) scoreless for seven minutes of the first half and stretched a two-point lead to 25-11.

Beal finished with 12 points and four assists.

MTSU closed to 41-35 on Montarrio Haddock two free throws with 11:25 to play, but Vanderbilt scored the next six points, capped by Taylor’s layup.

Demetrius Green led MTSU with 15 points and seven rebounds. Nigel Johnson added 12 points.

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 Top Performers
 Middle Tenn. St.
Nigel Johnson Nigel Johnson
4-8,  12 Pts
5 Rebs, 4 Assists
A.J. Ogilvy A.J. Ogilvy
5-9,  19 Pts
11 Rebs, 0 Assists

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