Vanderbilt defeats Western Kentucky 82-62
Jenkins, who has led the Commodores (6-1) in scoring the past six games, hit a 3-pointer on the right wing to give Vanderbilt a 22-10 lead and the Hilltoppers (3-4) never got within single digits again.
Festus Ezeli added 14 points for the Commodores. The 6-foot-11 junior from Nigeria, who stood a good 5 inches taller than anyone in the Western Kentucky starting lineup, hit all seven of his field-goal attempts and blocked three shots.
Freshman Rod Odom made all three of his 3-point attempts for Vanderbilt.
Juan Pattillo led Western Kentucky with 18 points and Sergio Kerusch and Caden Dickerson each added 12.
Vanderbilt took a 35-17 lead into halftime. The Commodores shot 50 percent from 3-point range (6 of 12).