Commodores blow out Colonials in first round

Thursday, March 15, 2007 at 1:00am

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Shan Foster scored 18 points and Vanderbilt used a stifling defense to roll past George Washington 77-44 Thursday at Arco Arena in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

The Commodores (21-11) will face Washington State on Saturday.

VU made 11 of its first 19 3-point attempts and raced to a 45-20 halftime lead.

Defensively, the Commodores held the Colonials (23-9) to season-low totals in points and shooting percentage.

It marked the largest margin of victory in school history for Vanderbilt in NCAA Tournament games.

Check Friday's edition of The City Paper for extensive coverage of Thursday's game.

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