Vanderbilt knocks off Southern Miss 82-46

By Jeff Shepard – bio | email

NASHVILLE, TN (AP) - John Jenkins scored a career-high 20 points to lead Vanderbilt in an 82-46 rout of Southern Miss on Saturday.

The freshman guard was 6-of-6 from 3-point range and the Commodores (10-3) shot a season-high 64.3 percent (9-for-14) from beyond the arc.

The Golden Eagles (9-4) shot just 28.1 percent (18-for-64) and matched a season-low for points.

Southern Miss led 12-7 after 6 minutes, but was outscored 37-10 the rest of the half.

Ten players scored for Vanderbilt for the fourth consecutive game. Their reserves also outscored the Golden Eagles' bench 35-8.

A.J. Ogilvy scored 17 points, Jermaine Beal added 15 and Andre Walker had 10 for Vanderbilt, which blocked 10 shots for the second straight game.

Gary Flowers had 17 points for Southern Miss.

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