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Vanderbilt hands Tennessee State its first loss

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By CHIP CIRILLO
Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Matthew Fisher-Davis scored 22 points, Jeff Roberson added 13 and Vanderbilt beat Tennessee State 83-59 on Tuesday night, giving the Tigers their first loss of the season.

Fisher-Davis made 6 of 10 from the floor and 8 of 11 from the foul line. Vanderbilt's Luke Kornet and Riley LaChance both scored 12 points. The Commodores shot 60.9 percent from the floor in the first half, hitting 14 of their first 23 shots, including five 3-pointers.

Tennessee State (6-1), off to its best start since moving to Division I in 1977, fell to 1-36 against Southeastern Conference teams and 0-9 against Vanderbilt (4-3). Ken'Darrius Hamilton led the Tigers with 19 points.

The Commodores broke a 7-all tie with a 10-2 run capped by Fisher-Davis' five straight points. Vanderbilt closed the first half with a 14-0 run, stretching its lead to 43-22 at halftime.

The Commodores went 10 of 23 from 3-point range outrebounded Tennessee State 39-20.

TSU's Tahjere McCall (14.5 ppg) fouled out with eight points and Wayne Martin (14 ppg) scored five. Jordan Reed was also well below his average (12 ppg) with just six points.

Tennessee State's Delanie Spencer, who came off the bench to score a career-high 18 points in Saturday's win over Reinhardt, was held to six points.

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