Vanderbilt romps over UNC-Greensboro, 85-53

NASHVILLE-- The Vanderbilt Commodores used first half runs of 16-0 and 12-0 to roar to a 42-14 halftime lead and went on to defeat UNC-Greensboro, 85-53. Julian Terrell, Shan Foster, DeMarre Carroll and Derrick Byars all scored in double figures for the Commodores.

After some sluggish shooting and falling behind early, 3-2, Vandy reeled off a 16-0 run that spanned from 16:34 until 11:00 remaining in the first half. The Commodore scoring explosion started with a Derrick Byars 3-point shot and ended as Mario Moore scored his first points of the 2005-06 season. The UNC-Greensboro scoreless streak was ended by a Kyle Hines basket. Hines went on to lead the Spartans in scoring with 20 points.

Vanderbilt substituted liberally in the second half as every Commodore saw action.

Julian Terrell led Vanderbilt scorers with 17. Shan Foster added 16. Derrick Byars and DeMarre Carroll each had 15. Other scorers included Dan Cage 8; Alan Metcalf 6; Mario Moore 4; Davis Nwankwo 2; and Ted Skuchas 2.

The Commodores shot 48 percent from the field for the game compared to the Spartans 35 percent. Vanderbilt out rebounded UNC-Greensboro, 37-34. Alan Metcalf led Vanderbilt rebounders with 7.

After the game, Vanderbilt head coach Kevin Stallings expressed satisfaction in the play of senior Julian Terrell.

"I was really happy with the way Julian played. He was efficient inside . . . He took nine shots and scored 17. That's what we need from him. We need him to shoot in the 50s (percent) inside," said Stallings.

Mario Moore returned to action, spelling starter Alex Gordon minutes. In 19 minutes of action, Moore finished with a rebound and scored his 4 points on 2 field goals. Moore sat out the first three games of the season due to a violation of team rules.

Vanderbilt improved to 3-0 with the win. Vanderbilt will travel Washington, D.C. Saturday for a meeting with the Georgetown Hoyas. UNC-Greensboro dropped to 2-2 and next plays Hampton on Saturday.


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