NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Freshman Simi Shittu scored 20 points and senior Joe Toye added 14, and Vanderbilt beat Alcorn State 79-54 Friday night.
Shittu, a 6-foot-10 power forward, was a force inside, hitting 9 of 11 shots from the floor.
Vanderbilt freshman Darius Garland, who entered the game tied for second in scoring in the Southeastern Conference, was held to a season-low three points — 18.5 below his average. The point guard missed 5 of 6 from the floor, but he had seven rebounds and four assists. Matt Ryan added 12 points as the Notre Dame transfer hit four 3-pointers.
Matthew Moyer, who was granted an NCAA waiver earlier in the week, had a team-high eight rebounds and five points in his Vanderbilt debut after transferring from Syracuse in the summer. The NCAA allowed the 6-foot-8 forward to play immediately instead of sitting out one year.