It went down to the wire, but the Vanderbilt Commodores are 1-0 after an 86-80 victory over Georgia State Tuesday night at Memorial Gym.
The Dores and Georgia State traded leads all evening long before Vanderbilt was able to lock things up late from the free throw line.
Vanderbilt got big games from their youngest and oldest players. Freshman Damian Jones and senior Rod Odom each had 19 points to lead the way.
Friday night Vanderbilt hosts the Lipscomb Bisons.