Damian Jones scored 21 points as Vanderbilt defeated Wofford 80-56 on Saturday night at Memorial Gym.

Damian Jones scored 21 points as Vanderbilt defeated Wofford 80-56 on Saturday night at Memorial Gym.

In the first half Vanderbilt jumped out to a 2-0 lead over the Terriers on a layup by Jones, who would go on to score 14 in the opening stanza.

After a Wofford layup with 17:10 remaining in the half the Commodores suddenly found themselves down 5-2.

For the next five minutes of the game, the two teams traded baskets and leads several times as Kevin Stallings tried multiple  different lineup combinations.

Tied up at nine with 12:35 left in the half, a 3-pointer by Riley LaChance ignited a 14-3 Commodore run that put the Dores up 23-12 with 6:17 left in the half.

Later, a Matthew Fisher-Davis 3-point shot gave Vandy the 35-19 lead it would take into halftime.

Down by 16 at the half, Wofford clawed its way back and was able to narrow the score to 38-28 with 17:43 left in the game.

However, the Terriers would never get any closer as the Commodores would methodically add to their lead for the rest of the game.

A three-point play on a Jones dunk and foul shot, would put Vanderbilt back up by 16 with 14:19 remaining.

The play of the game came with 12:36 remaining when Samir Sehic got his own rebound throwing to wide open Josh Henderson who was fouled while making a layup.  

Henderson’s free throw put the Commodores up 54-32.

Later, another layup by Henderson put the ‘Dores on top by 24 at 60-36 with 10: 54 to play in the game.

The 'Dores would trade three's in the final seconds as Phillip McGloin hit one with 18 seconds remaining.  

Vanderbilt would shoot better from three-point range than the field hitting 10 of 17 from behind the arc.

Fisher-Davis had a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds, shooting 3-for-4 from three-point range.

The Commodores improve to 7-3 while Wofford falls to 3-7.  On Tuesday Vanderbilt will travel to West Lafayette, Ind. to face the No. 9 Purdue Boilermakers.


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