Vanderbilt defeats Middle Tennessee 65-57
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.