Cleveland State began its post-Norris Cole era with a bang, grabbing a 71-58 upset win on the road in men’s college basketball at Vanderbilt behind senior guard D’Aundray Brown, who scored a game-high 18 points. The Vikings took a 3-0 lead on a 3-pointer by senior Trevon Harmon and led from start to finish before a crowd of 13,503 at Memorial Gymnasium in Nashville. Vanderbilt of the Southeastern Conference, got 17 points from John Jenkins, 11 points from Lance Goulbourne along with 10 rebounds and five points from Steve Tchiengang in the loss to the Vikings, one of three teams to share the Horizon Leaague title last season. Brown, who has had an injury-plagued career and sat out the 2010-11 season with a hand injury, got plenty of help in rejoiningr an experienced starting lineup missing only Cole, who was drafted by the Chicago Bulls in the first round of the NBA draft, as Harmon, one of four senior starters for the Vikings, scored 11 and added four assists and four rebounds. Jeremy Montgomery, another returning senior starter, tallied 10 points for the Vikings, who open their home schedule Tuesday against Rio Grande (Oh.) at the Wolstein Center. The Vikings, 1-0, shot 50 percent on 27-of-54 from the field and led by as many as 16 at 37-21 before the Commodores, ranked seventh nationally, scored the final points of the first 20 minutes for a 37-24 haltime lead for CSU. Vanderbilt, 1-1 with a season opening win over Oregon two days earlier, cut the Cleveland State lead to three twice in the second half at 41-38 and 43-40 but the Vikings held on for the win in just the second meeting between the two teams. Vanderbilt won a 93-64 decision over Cleveland State on Dec. 28, 1994 in the Tribune Classic tournament at Arizona State. Behind the three players in double figures, the Vikings also got eight points and four rebounds from senior center Aaron Pogue and seven points and four boards from freshman Anton Grady. In his next game, Montgomery will look to be the 19th player in school history to collect 1,000 points, after his 10 points at Vanderbilt gave him 998. He is closely followed by Harmon, a fellow senior who has 934 points after scoring 11 against the Commodores. Montgomery also closed in on joining the top five in 3-point field goals with a pair to give him 153, just 10 behind Jermaine Robinson, who is fifth with 163. Harmon got closer to Cole in career 3-point field goals. Cole finished his time at CSU 10th among all Vikings with 139 while Harmon hit on two behind the arc at Vanderbilt to give him 137. Cleveland State will follow the home game with Rio Grande (Oh.) with a second home game, hosting a Friday game with St. Bonaventure. The Vikings are on the road for the next seven games, not returning home until Dec. 10 against Akron.