(AP) NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Jeffery Taylor scored 16 of his career-high 26 points in the first half, and No. 22 Vanderbilt never trailed Tuesday night in routing No. 12 Tennessee 90-71.
The Commodores (18-5, 7-2) grabbed sole possession of second place in the Southeastern Conference's Eastern Division, one loss behind No. 3 Kentucky.
Tennessee (18-5, 6-3) had a three-game winning streak snapped.
Jermaine Beal scored 20 points and A.J. Ogilvy had 11 for Vanderbilt, which didn't miss reserve John Jenkins. The freshman who had been averaging 10.4 points was hospitalized with flu.
J.P. Prince led Tennessee with 19 points, Wayne Chism had 16, Melvin Goins 11 and Scotty Hopson 10.
Brian Williams, suspended for nine games after a New Year's Day arrest, returned to the rotation but didn't enter the game until 13:34 was left and the game well in the Commodores' control.
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