Pippen scores 30, Vanderbilt coasts past Alcorn St 87-59
NASHVILLE (AP) Scotty Pippen Jr. hit five 3-pointers and scored a career-high 30 points to lead Vanderbilt to an 87-59 win over Alcorn State on Sunday.
Myles Stute added 16 points for the Commodores (4-2) with Jordan Wright scoring 11 and D.J. Harvey 10.
Jacoby Ross paced Alcorn State (0-4) with 14 points and Tyree Corbett added 12.
Pippen's fast-break dunk staked Vanderbilt to a 41-21 lead at the half and then he poured in 20 points in the second half on 7-of-10 shooting. Vanderbilt shot 15 of 24 (62.5%) in the second half, going 7 of 13 from 3-point range.
The Commodores went 14 of 30 behind the arc with Stute going 4 of 6. Pippen was 5 of 9.
The Braves went 3 of 21 from distance and shot 37% (24 of 65) overall.
Pippen had scored 25 points three times this season and 24 in a loss to Davidson in Vanderbilt's last outing.
The Commodores open Southeastern Conference play against Florida on Wednesday.
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Updated December 27, 2020