Przybyszewski, Freije lead the way

Updated: December 11, 2003, 3:49 AM ET
Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- David Przybyszewski scored 17 points and Matt Freije added 16 points and four rebounds to lead undefeated Vanderbilt to an 85-64 victory over Tennessee State on Wednesday night.

Corey Smith added 13 points for the Commodores (6-0), while Julian Terrell had nine rebounds.

Tennessee State (1-5) has lost five straight games under new coach Cy Alexander after opening the season with a win over Trevecca.

Roshaun Bowens scored 22 points to lead the Tigers, while Garret Richardson added 18 and Jeremy Jackson scored 10 off the bench.

Vanderbilt controlled the game from the outset, building a 20-8 lead in the game's first 11 minutes en route to a 46-28 halftime lead.

Following a 3-pointer by Smith with 17:00 left that put Vanderbilt up 51-30, the lead never dipped below 19 points.

The victory for Vanderbilt was the 600th in the 52-year history of Memorial Gym.

Vanderbilt leads the series between the two Nashville schools 4-0. This was the first meeting since Vanderbilt beat TSU 94-64 in 1997.

Commodores coach Kevin Stallings owns a 40-2 non-conference home record in five years at Vanderbilt.


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