Vanderbilt beats Lipscomb 80-69

The Associated Press
Vanderbilt beats Lipscomb 80-69
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Vanderbilt guard Eric McClellan (1) becomes entangled with Lipscomb guard J.J. Butler (5) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Vanderbilt forward James Siakam scored 18 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, and Commodores coach Kevin Stallings became the school's all-time wins leader with an 80-69 win over Lipscomb on Friday night.

Stallings won his 279th career game for Vanderbilt (2-0) in front of a crowd of 8,416. The victory moves Stallings ahead of Roy Skinner, who coached Vanderbilt from 1958-76.

Siakam's scoring and rebounding totals were both career highs for the junior from Cameroon. Vanderbilt senior forward Rod Odom also matched a career high with 20 points. J.C. Hampton led Lipscomb (1-2) with 21 points. Khion Sankey added 15 for the Bisons.

Crosstown foe Lipscomb gave Vanderbilt trouble early, taking a 48-46 lead with 10:56 to go before Vanderbilt pulled away in the second half. Vanderbilt scored 20 of the final 32 points in the game, powered by an 11-0 run.

Lipscomb led by as much as 5 points with 11:40 to go in the first half and stuck with the Commodores midway through the second half before Vanderbilt pulled away.

At one point in the first half, Vanderbilt went on a 1-for-7 drought from the field with seven turnovers before Siakam delivered a spark in the final 12.9 seconds by converting a three-point play to take a 33-30 halftime lead.

The momentum continued into the second half as Vanderbilt went on a 9-0 run, but Lipscomb answered on three consecutive 3-point shots from J.C. Hampton for a second-half lead.

Dai-Jon Parker gave Vanderbilt a lead by answering with a 3-point shot, but Siakam played his role providing energy with a dunk and then a jumper to give the Commodores the lead for good.