Nashville, TN – The Vanderbilt Commodores hosted cross-town rival Lipscomb at Memorial Gym tonight, and gave coach Kevin Stallings an 80-69 victory, making Stallings the school’s all-time wins leader.
With the win, Stallings picked up his 279th career victory, and moved ahead of Roy Skinner, who coached the Commodores from 1958-1976.
James Siakam scored 18 points and snatched 13 rebounds in the commodore victory, both career highs for the junior from Cameroon. Rod Odom scored 20 points, also a career high.
Vanderbilt downs Lipscomb at Memorial Gym 80-69(Mateen Sabiq Nashville Sports Network)
Lipscomb, now 1-2 on the season, was lead b J.C. Hampton with 21 points.
Lipscomb gave Vanderbilt some trouble early on, taking a 48-46 lead with 10:56 to go, but the Commodores would distance themselves in the second half, scoring 20 of the final 32 points in the contest.
After a 9-0 second half run by Vanderbilt, Lipscomb stormed back on three consecutive three-pointers from J.C. Copeland, giving Lipscomb the lead.
A crowd of 8,416 was on hand at Memorial Gym for the record setting victory.
Vanderbilt travels to Indianapolis on Tuesday night for a match-up with Butler.
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