NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Dan Cage matched a career-high with 18
points off the bench and Vanderbilt finally pulled away from
Alabama A&M to record a 74-58 victory on Saturday night.
A three-point play by Trotter brought Alabama A&M within 61-56
with 4:34 to play, but Vanderbilt responded with a 13-0 run to
finally put the game away. Cage had five points in the decisive run
and finished the game 4-for-6 from three.
The Commodores (6-1) were coming off their first loss of the
season, a 92-83 defeat to Cincinnati in which they committed a
season-high 17 turnovers. Vanderbilt hoped to solve that problem
during a week of practice, but the Dores set a new season-high in a
Vanderbilt struggled throughout the first half on offense,
shooting 36 percent from the floor and committing nine turnovers.
The Commodores led 29-25 at the break, which matched a season-low
for points in a half.
Vanderbilt extended its streak of hitting a three-pointer in
every game to 607 when Alex Gordon connected midway through the
first half. The Commodores, along with Princeton and UNLV, have hit
a three-pointer in every game since the rule was implemented in
Alabama A&M (2-2) had not played since a 69-59 win over Tuskegee
on Dec. 3.