By TERESA M. WALKER
AP Sports Writer
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Wayne Chism scored 16 of his 20 points
in the first half, and Tennessee beat Vanderbilt 76-63 on Tuesday
Tyler Smith scored 18 points, J.P. Prince had 16 and Scotty
Hopson added 11 as Tennessee won its second straight and third in
Vanderbilt (12-6, 1-3) lost its second straight and for the
third time in four games. The Commodores came in tied for the
nation's stingiest field goal percentage defense, but struggled to
find the basket themselves. They went about eight minutes between
field goals in the first half and missed 22 of 27 shots.
George Drake came off the bench and led Vandy with 16 points.
Brad Tinsley added 10. Vandy's three leading scorers - A.J. Ogilvy,
Jermaine Beal and Jeffery Taylor - were a combined 3 of 20.
This was Tennessee's first game since falling out of the Top 25
rankings on Monday.
Tennessee next plays the #22 Memphis Tigers Saturday afternoon in Knoxville.