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LAS VEGAS -- After two straight losses, Vanderbilt coach Bryce Drew was hoping something would spark his Commodores. Balenciaga Speed Trainer Black .Turns out the Thanksgiving loss to Butler in the Continental Las Vegas Invitational semifinals established a toughness and resiliency into his players.Luke Kornet had 18 points and six rebounds to lead Vanderbilt, which held off feisty Santa Clara in a 76-66 win on Friday night at the Orleans Arena.We had some adversity on this trip, and I think we played a lot harder out here, and (were) a lot tougher, Drew said. Butler is a team that makes you play tough, so I think that game made us a lot tougher for tonights game. Hopefully that toughness will continue into our next.Riley LaChance added 17 points, Matthew Fisher-Davis had 13 and Jeff Roberson added 12 for Vanderbilt (3-3).Jared Brownridge led Santa Clara with 36 points. It was the seniors ninth career game with 30 or more points.The Commodores outmuscled Santa Clara (3-4) in the paint, finishing with a 32-21 rebounding edge. Vanderbilt also got better contribution from its bench, as its reserves outscored Santa Claras, 10-4.Vanderbilt shot 14 of 26 from the field in the first half to build a 41-23 lead at halftime. The Commodores hot perimeter shooting coupled with Santa Claras stagnant offense that produced 10-of-24 shooting from the floor in the first 20 minutes.In the first half, early on, we certainly were in a zone hitting our shots, Kornet said. Defensively, we tried to keep them of the 3-point line as much as we can and make shots hard for them.But the Broncos wouldnt go away, opening the second half on a 17-3 run to cut the 18-point deficit down to 44-40 with 13 minutes left in the game. Led by Brownridges 10 points during the run, the Broncos feisty defense frustrated the Commodores to just 1-of-10 shooting during that stretch.Santa Clara got as close as 46-44 with 10:21 left, but the Commodores regained their touch and used a 13-3 run to distance themselves. The closed the game hitting nine of their last 12 shots from the floor.BIG PICTURESanta Clara: After playing four games in seven days, including Thanksgiving night against No. 8 Arizona, the Broncos return to Northern California and will get a five-day reprieve before their next game. Santa Clara will travel home Saturday and take the weekend off before getting back to practice on Monday.Vanderbilt: While the Commodores may still be getting used to first-year coach Bryce Drews system, they warmed up Saturday night with their best performance from long range. Vandys 15 3s topped its previous game-high of 10, against Norfolk State on Nov. 18. The Commodores had 10 at halftime.KEY MOMENTAfter the Broncos closed to 46-44, Roberson buried a pair of 3-pointers during an 11-3 spurt to spark Vanderbilt.CAREER NUMBERSIn his first career start, Willis eight assists were a career high, as was his 32 minutes and four 3-point attempts. The freshmans four rebounds tied his previous career high, set against Norfolk State.ON THE RIGHT TRACKBrownridge continues to build on his career scoring total which is second on Santa Claras all-time list. The preseason all-West Coast Conference selection moved from fifth to second all-time in the first two games of the season, and currently has 1,861 points through the teams first seven games. Nevertheless, the senior is well behind all-time leader Kevin Foster, who scored 2,423 from 2008-13.UP NEXTSanta Clara: The Broncos are off until next Wednesday when theyll host fellow California mid-major UC Irvine.Vanderbilt: The Commodores return home to host Tennessee State on Tuesday in what will be their first game back in Nashville since losing to Bucknell there on Nov. 21.---This story has been corrected to fix the spelling throughout of the last name of Luke Kornet. Balenciaga Speed Trainer Red .com) - The Chicago Blackhawks aim for their third three-game winning streak of the season when they host the struggling Edmonton Oilers in Sundays battle at the United Center. Nike Free Rn Distance 2 Womens . Rousey will put her perfect 8-0 record and hardware on the line against another undefeated fighter, 7-0 Sara McMann in the main event of UFC 170, which will be held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas Nevada on February 22nd. http:/// . Jeff Green scored 13 points and Kris Humphries 12 for the Celtics, who nearly blew an 18-point, second-half lead. Sullingers 20-20 was the first by a Celtics player since Kevin Garnetts first game in Boston in 2007. Garnett was dealt -- along with Paul Pierce -- to Brooklyn during the off-season. Esteban Gutierrez says it is irrelevant to dwell on where he will be in 2017 until he registers his first points of the current campaign.Gutierrez trails Haas teammate Romain Grosjean by 28 points in the drivers standings after a frustrating half to the season, which has seen him finish 11th on four occasions. Haas boss Guenther Steiner has said the team will not delay on a 2017 driver decision, with an announcement expected to be made around the Italian Grand Prix in early September, meaning Gutierrez has two races after the summer break to register a score.?However the Mexican driver is refusing to focus on that imminent decision, saying it would distract him from the goal of finishing in the top ten after the summer break.?To be honest, its irrelevant for me to think about next year because what I want to achieve is points and good results with what I have at the moment. I think a lot of things have played around in the wrong way for me so I am not frustrated or worried thinking about [2017]. I am working hard to get the points [this year] - thats my goal and the rest at the moment is irrelevant.Though refusing to solely blame reliability for his lack of points, Gutierrez feels he has had the worse share of bad luck in the Haas garage this season.We all know that the most difficult part in racing is to be quick, [but] I think that my pace as a driver has improved pretty well, probably better than expected after one year off. Nike Free Run 4.0 Womens Pink. The pace of the car is there as well but what has taken away from the points, or lets say for me more than the other car, is mechanical failures, strategy failures, things that are basic.Im not saying that it is only on one side because it has happened on both sides, and the other car has not scored in every race, and probably only in races where there was the chance, but, as a team we need to focus on minimising and solving those basic things and doing a normal weekend without problems, without failures.A normal weekend for me would be one with points. This is not going to be normal until then. Every time I dont score the points, I have to say okay there is something wrong, what can we do to be there in the points but, sometimes, we are P11 and P13 doing a normal job and not trying to do something extraordinary.We have the pace to be there, thats th