No. 22 Vanderbilt cruises past S. Illinois -

No. 22 Vanderbilt cruises past S. Illinois

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) -- Hannah Tuomi had 20 points and eight rebounds as No. 22 Vanderbilt beat Southern Illinois 90-64 Wednesday night.

Jence Rhoads added 18 points and Merideth Marsh scored 10 for the Commodores (2-0).

Teri Oliver scored 16 points and Stephany Neptune had 12 points and seven rebounds for Southern Illinois (0-2).

Vanderbilt started the second half with a 10-2 run to jump out to a 58-36 lead and the Salukis got no closer than 14 points the rest of the game.

Southern Illinois trailed by five before the Commodores went on a 9-0 run to end the firt half with a 48-34 lead.

Poor 3-point shooting and turnovers doomed the Salukis, as they had 28 turnovers and shot just 4 for 19 on 3-pointers.

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