Nashville, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - Rod Odum finished with 24 points and eight rebounds as the Vanderbilt Commodores held on for a 78-75 victory over the Missouri Tigers in a Southeastern Conference tilt at Memorial Gym.
Kyle Fuller contributed 22 points and five assists for the Commodores (9-6, 1-2 SEC), who snapped a two-game losing slide with the win. Dai-Jon Parker added 11 points to go along with six assists while Damian Jones tallied 10 points and eight boards.
Jabari Brown paced Missouri (13-3, 1-2) with 22 points. Jordan Clarkson scored 18 points on 7-of-18 shooting from the floor while Earnest Ross nearly notched a double-double with 11 points and nine rebounds.
Vanderbilt knocked down 8-of-17 attempts from beyond the arc in the opening 20 minutes of action to take a 39-32 lead into the intermission. The Tigers managed to sink only 37 percent of their field goal attempts in the first half.
Missouri improved to connect on 40.5 percent of its field goal attempts and converted 10-of-12 attempts at the charity stripe in the second period. The Commodores went just 4-of-15 from 3-point range after the break, but made good on 13-of-20 tries at the free-throw line to earn the decision. Missouri trailed by six before Wes Clark drilled a 3-point field goal attempt just before the buzzer.
Despite the loss, the Tigers outscored the hosts, 36-16, in the paint and enjoyed a 45-35 edge in the rebounding battle. Missouri made only 6-of-23 shots from 3-point range.