Scotty Pippen scored a career-high 36 points on near-perfect shooting, Jordan Wright added 15 points and 11 rebounds and Vanderbilt defeated Cincinnati 78-64 on Thursday night. Pippen, after missing three games with a hip injury, couldn’t miss in the first half, scoring 23 points on 6-for-7 shooting and making all five of his 3-point tries and all six free throws. He finished 10 of 13 for the game, 5 of 6 from distance and 11 of 12 at the line.
Vanderbilt basketball is set to face Cincinnati in a non-conference clash Thursday. Tip-off at Fifth Third Arena is scheduled for 6 p.m. ESPN+).
Saunders went on a personal 8-0 run to pull the Bearcats within 40-37 with 16:40 to play. "I'm not going to lie, I was so locked in that I didn't necessarily even know that I was on an 8-0 run," he said. "I was so locked in on the game, I was just playing to what the defense gave me.