Scores

Final

Vanderbilt 66

(12-5, 1-2 SEC)

Mississippi St 73

(13-5, 3-0 SEC)

    8:00 PM ET, January 17, 2009

    Humphrey Coliseum, Starkville, Mississippi

    1 2 T
    VAN 27 3966
    MSST 32 4173

    Top Performers

    Vanderbilt: J. Taylor 18 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

    Mississippi State: D. Bost 16 Pts, 5 Reb, 6 Ast, 2 Stl

    Mississippi St. 73, Vanderbilt 66

    Associated Press

    STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Ravern Johnson scored 18 points to lead Mississippi State to a 73-66 victory over Vanderbilt on Saturday night.

    The Bulldogs (13-5, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) led 32-27 at the half and took control of the game with a 14-3 run early in the second half.

    Vanderbilt (12-5, 1-2) pulled within six with 1:50 remaining, but never pulled closer.

    Mississippi State shot 48 percent from the field and hit nine of its first 12 shots to open the second half.

    The Commodores committed 17 turnovers, resulting into 19 points for Mississippi State.

    Johnson was 6 of 12 from the field, including four 3-pointers.

    Dee Bost added 16 points and six assists for the Bulldogs. Phil Turner chipped in 14 points.

    Jeffery Taylor paced the Commodores with 18 points. Jermaine Beal and A.J. Ogilvy added 14 points each and Brad Tinsley had 10.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    VAN
    MSST
    Points 66 73
    FG Made-Attempted 28-62 (.452) 24-50 (.480)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-18 (.278) 7-18 (.389)
    FT Made-Attempted 5-8 (.625) 18-22 (.818)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 11 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 16

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