LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Kedren Johnson scored 17 points and Rod Odom added 16 as Vanderbilt beat Texas El-Paso 73-49 in the consolation round Sunday at the Old Spice Classic.
Kyle Fuller added 14 points for Vanderbilt (2-3). The Commodores, looking to replace their top six scorers from last season's 25-win team, entered averaging 55.8 points a game.
John Bohannon had 11 points for the Miners (1-4), who have lost four in a row. The streak matches their longest skid under coach Tim Floyd.
Both teams lost their previous two games at the classic.
Vanderbilt was coming off a 50-33 loss Friday to Marist. The Commodores were also defeated 75-62 by Davidson. UTEP's losses came against Clemson (69-48) and Oklahoma (68-61).
Johnson's 3-pointer made it 57-36 with 7:30 to play. The guard, who had a career-high 28 points in Thursday's loss to Davidson, was held to four points one day later by Marist.
Vanderbilt opened the second half with a 9-2 run to grab a 42-19 lead. Shelby Moats had a 3 during the stretch.
UTEP narrowed the gap to 49-34 midway through the second on C.J. Cooper's basket.
Odom had eight points in helping Vanderbilt go ahead 33-17 at halftime.
Kevin Bright had two 3-pointers, and Odom and Fuller also hit long-range jumpers during a 19-0 stretch as Vanderbilt took a 28-12 advantage 14 minutes into the game.
UTEP went scoreless for more than eight minutes before Cedrick Lang's basket cut the deficit to 28-14 four minutes before intermission.
Lang finished with 10 points.
Bohannon's 3-point play gave UTEP an early 7-1 lead. Odom made a jumper to conclude an 8-0 run for Vanderbilt that put the Commodores up 9-7.
|Vanderbilt (2-3) «||33||40||73|
|Texas-El Paso (1-4)||17||32||49|
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|R. Odom, F||33||5-11||4-6||7||0||1||16|
|J. Henderson, C||17||2-4||1-2||1||0||3||5|
|K. Johnson, G||36||7-11||1-2||2||0||1||17|
|K. Fuller, G||34||4-8||5-6||2||5||1||14|
|K. Bright, G||27||2-4||0-0||3||1||3||6|
|Texas-El Paso Miners|
|C. Lang, F||20||3-6||4-6||7||0||4||10|
|J. Bohannon, C||28||4-4||3-5||6||2||2||11|
|J. Streeter, G||32||1-5||0-0||2||5||1||3|
|J. Washburn, G||28||2-6||0-0||1||2||1||4|
|J. Ragland, G||26||2-5||0-0||0||1||1||6|