NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Noah Shelby scored a career-best 12 points and Ezra Manjon added 10 to lead a balanced Vanderbilt men’s basketball attack in a 93-55 victory over Southeastern Louisiana Friday at Memorial Gymnasium.
Trey Thomas posted nine points, and Liam Robbins, Colin Smith and Myles Stute supplied eight each as the Commodores (7-6) closed out nonconference play with back-to-back wins. Robbins paced Vandy with a season-high 11 rebounds, Malik Dia contributed a career-best 10 and Jordan Wright posted nine to help the Dores finish with a 50-35 advantage on the glass.
Vanderbilt had 21 assists against just seven turnovers, made 14 shots from beyond the 3-point arc and limited the Lions (6-8) to just 1-of-19 shooting from three-point range.
The Commodores were up three points with 12 and a half minutes to go in the first half before Robbins accounted for half of an 8-0 run with two in a minute span to push the lead to 23-12. Vandy then closed the final five minutes before the break by outscoring the Lions 15-4, extending the margin to 24 at halftime.
Brody Rowbury had a game-high 18 points to go along with seven rebounds to lead Southeastern Louisiana, with Boogie Anderson contributing 10 and six, respectively, as well.
The Commodores open SEC action at Memorial Gymnasium on Tuesday when South Carolina visits for a 6 p.m. tip off.