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Holy Toledo, a tough opener for Vanderbilt

The Vanderbilt Commodores won their second exhibition game handily, defeating the University of Alabama at Huntsville Chargers last Friday 68-53. In that game the plucky Chargers trailed the whole way but did cut the lead to just seven points about midway of the second half. Vanderbilt substituted freely and four players scored in double digits led by Alex Gordon (14 points). <P> <i>Tipoff is tonight at 8:30 p.m. The game will follow a Vanderbilt women's game at 6 p.m. </i>

Jason Holwerda and Corey Smith netted 13 points and Julian Terrell had eleven. Holwerda was perfect from the field (five of five including three of three from the three-point area), and had five assists. Smith handed out seven assists. The Toledo Rockets are the favorites to win the Western Division of the Mid-American Conference and are generally considered to be the strongest team in the...

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