Ole Miss 58

(12-8, 2-5 SEC)

(22) Vanderbilt 68

(14-7, 3-4 SEC)

    3:00 PM ET, January 29, 2006

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    MISS 30 2858
    #22VAN 26 4268

    Thomas' 14 second-half points help Vandy edge Ole Miss

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Carla Thomas scored 14 of her game-high 16 points in the second half to help No. 22 Vanderbilt beat Mississippi 68-58 on Sunday.

    Vanderbilt (14-7, 3-4 Southeastern Conference) gave up eight straight points to open the game, but came back to take a 12-10 lead on Tina Wirth's basket.

    Mississippi (12-8, 2-5) built another eight-point margin, taking a 20-12 lead on an Ashley Johnson 3-pointer with seven minutes to play in the period.

    Despite a 12-1 Vanderbilt run that gave the Commodores a 24-21 lead at the three-minute mark, Mississippi went on yet another 9-2 spurt that gave the visitors a 30-26 lead at halftime.

    Caroline Williams scored five points in the first 5 minutes of the second period, keying a 12-1 Vanderbilt rally that led to a 38-31 cushion. Dee Davis scored on a foul shot and a jumper to give Vanderbilt a 59-45 lead, the largest of the game.

    Williams finished with 15 points for Vanderbilt, and Cherish Stringfield added 11. Nicole Jules had a career-high 10 rebounds for the Commodores.

    Armintie Price and Jada Mincy had 12 points each for Mississippi.

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