Then, Baily took over. He connected on three straight 3-pointers and Tennessee’s lead was back to double figures at 50-39.
Tennessee went five mintues in the first half without a basket, yet still led by 10 points, 34-24, at the break.
Fulkerson had 10 points at intermission and Josiah-Jordan James seven.
Disu kept the Commodores in the game with 10 points in the first half.
Vanderbilt: Sooner or later, things will turn around for the Commodores. They came close against Kentucky (losing 77-74) and Mississippi State (84-81). Getting that first league win is critical.
Tennessee: The Vols’ victory over Vanderbilt was the 719th of Tennessee coach Rick Barnes’ career (34 seasons at George Mason, Providence, Clemson, Texas and Tennessee). He is tied for 20th all-time in Division I with Phog Allen and Don Haskins.