Vanderbilt defeats Central Arkansas 83-62
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)—Jeffery Taylor scored 16 points to lead Vanderbilt to an 83-62 victory over Central Arkansas on Wednesday night.
Vanderbilt (3-1) made its first six field goal attempts and never trailed. The Commodores led by as many as 25 points in the first half and took a 48-29 halftime lead.
Central Arkansas (2-2) opened the second half with an 18-6 run, including five straight points by Mike Pouncy, but could draw no closer than 12 points with 12:31 remaining.
Taylor made 7 of 10 field goal attempts, including a pair of first-half dunks, and matched his career high while scoring in double figures for his fourth straight game.
George Drake scored 14 points and Festis Ezeli added 11, both career highs.
Marcus Pillow made five 3-pointers for the Bears for a game-high 17 points. Mitch Rueter added 16 and Pouncy and Chris Brown each had 12.