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No. 18 Vanderbilt Beats Bucknell 80-68

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jeffery Taylor scored 14 points in leading five players in double digits, and No. 18 Vanderbilt beat Bucknell 80-68 Tuesday night with two starters out to injuries.

The Commodores (2-1) bounced back after losing to Cleveland State to drop out of the Top 10 from No. 7. John Jenkins, the Southeastern Conference's leading scorer last season, tweaked his right ankle in the loss, while senior center Festus Ezeli is out with a sprained knee until at least December.

Brad Tinsley, Lance Goulbourne and Kedren Johnson each added 12 points. Rod Odom had 10.

Vanderbilt plays N.C. State on Saturday in East Rutherford, N.J., in the semifinals of the Legends Classic.

Joe Willman led Bucknell (0-2) with 17 points. Joshea Singleton had 12 and Mike Muscala and Brian Fitzpatrick 10 apiece.

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