Lamar Odom, playing point guard and making left-handed hooks and off-balance jump shots, scored 20 points to lead No. 23 Rhode Island (2-0) to an 82-69 victory over Vanderbilt (1-1) in the final of the CoSIDA Classic at Providence, R.I.
"Lamar Odom controls the game," Vanderbilt Coach Jan van Breda Kolff said. "He's a more athletic version of Magic Johnson."
Odom finished with 20 points and missed only one shot from the field.
In the other game of the doubleheader, Texas Christian (1-1) defeated Providence, 79-77. Lee Nailon had 30 points for the Horned Frogs.
Temple, ranked No. 7, opened with a 65-49 victory over Georgetown in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at New York.
In the second game, Wake Forest defeated Illinois, 75-73, in overtime. Robert O'Kelley scored all 10 of the Demon Deacon points in overtime.
A former Georgetown basketball player accused of stalking and making threatening phone calls to Coach John Thompson has been arrested for the second time in two weeks.