January 2, 2011

Hoops notebook: Depth, versatility helping Vandy get by

No John Jenkins, no Andre Walker, no problem.

With that duo out due to injury on Sunday, what already looked to be a potentially-challenging game against Davidson could have become a lot more interesting for Vanderbilt on Saturday.

Instead, the Commodores responded with one of their best halves of basketball, accumulating a 25-point lead in the game's first 15 minutes and running away from Davidson by an 80-52 score.

While nobody's confusing Davidson's Wildcats with Kentucky's, this week (which included the dramatic win over Marquette on Wednesday) gave fans another glimpse as to how good this season. Just when you take an option away from the Commodores, you find they can beat you in more ways than anyone knew.

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