Vandy off to best-ever start

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. --- No. 15 Vanderbilt got out to the best start in school history Monday, beating Iona, 97-73, behind A.J. Ogilvy's 20 points and nine rebounds.

Shan Foster added 20 points, and Alan Metcalfe scored 14 for Vanderbilt (13-0), which won its first 12 games in 2003-04 and advanced to the regional semifinals in the NCAA tournament.

Vanderbilt is one of six unbeaten Division I teams. North Carolina, Memphis, Kansas, Washington State and Mississippi are the others.

Gary Springer led Iona (5-9) with 17 points, and Devon Clarke added 15 points for the Gaels.


In Washington, DaJuan Summers had 15 points and nine rebounds, Jonathan Wallace scored 19, and Georgetown closed out its nonconference schedule with a victory against Fordham.

Austin Freeman had 12 points, and Jessie Sapp and Roy Hibbert added 11 for the Hoyas (10-1).

NO. 12 TEXAS A&M 68, RICE 41

In College Station, Texas, Josh Carter and DeAndre Jordan scored 16 points apiece, and Texas A&M beat Rice for its sixth consecutive win.

Jordan, a 7-foot freshman, also had 12 rebounds and four blocks.

The Aggies (13-1) led 33-18 at halftime.



In Hartford, Conn., Mel Thomas scored 19 points and showed off her long-range game, as Connecticut routed Army.

Thomas hit her first seven shots, including five 3-pointers, and the Huskies (11-0) put away the Black Knights (6-6) early.

Connecticut opened the game with a 17-3 run and led 47-15 at the break.

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