NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - D'Aundray Brown scored 18 points, and Cleveland State opened the season Sunday by upsetting No. 7 Vanderbilt 71-58 in a regional game of the Legends Classic.
Cleveland State, a veteran team with four seniors back from winning the Horizon League last season, hadn't played since an exhibition Wednesday night. The Vikings looked very fresh, while Vanderbilt (1-1) appeared sloppy and slow after opening Friday night with a late tipoff against Oregon.
Cleveland State scored first on a 3-pointer by Trevon Harmon within the first minute and never trailed. The Vikings forced Vanderbilt into 21 turnovers -- 15 of them steals. Harmon finished with 11 points and Jeremy Montgomery added 10.
John Jenkins, the Southeastern Conference's leading scorer with 19.5 points last season, had 17 for Vanderbilt. Lance Goulbourne added 11.
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