No. 22 Missouri cruises past Vanderbilt 81-59 - WSMV Channel 4

No. 22 Missouri cruises past Vanderbilt 81-59

By JAKE KREINBERG
Associated Press

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Jabari Brown scored 21 points, Alex Oriakhi tied a career high with 18 and No. 22 Missouri cruised to an 81-59 victory over Vanderbilt on Saturday.

Missouri (15-4, 4-2 Southeastern Conference) led 49-20 at halftime thanks to an early 32-2 run spanning 11:47. After going 5 of 27 on 3-point attempts Tuesday against South Carolina, the Tigers hit 11 of 21 Saturday, including eight in the first half in a rare fast start.

Rod Odom matched a career high with 17 points for Vanderbilt (8-10, 2-4).

The Commodores scored the first eight points of the second half and later narrowed the deficit to 56-39 with 14:39 remaining but got no closer despite making 15 of 30 shots after the break.

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