NASHVILLE, Tenn. - James Siakam scored 17 points in his first start of the season, leading Vanderbilt to a 79-50 win over Penn last night.

Siakam scored the Commodores' first six points and finished 7-for-8 from the floor and 3-for-4 from the foul line.

Tony Hicks led Penn (3-6) with 16 points and Matt Howard added 11. Vanderbilt outrebounded Penn 39-24, including a 29-14 edge on the defensive glass.