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No. 7 Vanderbilt opens with 78-64 win over Oregon

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - John Jenkins scored 24 points, Jeffery Taylor added 21 and seventh-ranked Vanderbilt opened the season with a 78-64 victory over Oregon on Friday night.

Brad Tinsley had 13 points for Vanderbilt.

The Commodores hadn't been ranked in the preseason since November 1993 when they were No. 23, and they haven't been ranked this high since 1965 when they were fifth. That might be why they opened a bit slowly and even trailed by as much as six early.

But the Commodores took control with an 18-0 run over the final 2:33 of the first half and the first few minutes of the second half.

Oregon fell to 0-4 when opening against a ranked opponent. But the Ducks didn't go down easily.

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