7:00 PM ET, January 27, 2011
Humphrey Coliseum, Starkville, MS
Jeffery Taylor helps Vanderbilt rally to road win at Mississippi State
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- In five trips to Humphrey Coliseum, Kevin Stallings had known only misery.But thanks to Jeffery Taylor's heroics on Thursday night, the Vanderbilt coach can finally leave Starkville a happy man.Taylor scored 25 points, including a crucial dunk in the final minute, and John Jenkins added 21 as Vanderbilt rallied for an 81-74 victory over Mississippi State.
• Vanderbilt outscored the Bulldogs 48-37 in the second half.
• Vanderbilt won for the first time in Starkville since 1993. The Commodores had lost eight straight games at Mississippi State before Thursday.
• The Bulldogs played their first game against a ranked opponent this season.
• Vandy is 15-4. Of its four losses, two have come in overtime and the other two have been by three points.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||26-62 (.419)||26-58 (.448)|
|3P Made-Attempted||8-29 (.276)||8-27 (.296)|
|FT Made-Attempted||21-31 (.677)||14-17 (.824)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||15 (0/0)||22 (0/0)|