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Vanderbilt cruises past Quinnipiac, improves to 3-1

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Elan Brown scored a career-high 18 points and had 10 rebounds to help Vanderbilt (No. 22 ESPN/USA Today, No. 23 AP) blow past Quinnipiac 111-53 Friday night and reach the final of its Thanksgiving Tournament.

It was the most points scored by the Commodores since Nov. 29, 1998.

Jence Rhoads and Tiffany Clarke had 16 points apiece, Hannah Tuomi added 15 and Jasmine Lister scored 12 for the Commodores (3-1), who play the Southern Cal-Princeton winner in Sunday's championship game. Clarke also had 11 rebounds.

Alyssa Jann led Quinnipiac (0-4) with 14 points, hitting three of the Bobcats' six 3-pointers in the first half.

Rhoads scored seven points and Lister had five in a 20-4 run to spark the Commodores to a 33-19 first-half lead. Vanderbilt had 26 unanswered points midway through the second half started by six straight from Clarke.