Scores

Final

Ole Miss 72

(9-5, 0-1 SEC)

(18) Vanderbilt 86

(12-2, 1-0 SEC)

    3:00 PM ET, January 3, 2010

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    MISS 33 3972
    #18VAN 47 3986

    Top Performers

    Ole Miss: B. Thomas 20 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Vanderbilt: L. Lueders 18 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

    Clarke, Lueders score 18 each in No. 16 Vandy's victory

    Associated Press

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tiffany Clarke and Lauren Lueders scored 18 points apiece and Vanderbilt (No. 16 ESPN/USA Today, No. 18 AP) defeated Mississippi 86-72 in the Southeastern Conference opener for both schools.

    Clarke scored 15 first-half points on 7-of-9 shooting, but picked up two quick fouls about four minutes into the second half and sat out for more than 12 minutes.

    Lueders hit three of her four 3-pointers in the second half.

    Meredith Marsh scored 16 and Jence Rhoads had 11 points and 10 assists for Vanderbilt (12-2, 1-0).

    Bianca Thomas led Mississippi (9-5, 0-1) with 20 points, while Nikki Byrd scored 16 points before fouling out with 2:44. Shantell Black scored 13 and Kayla Melson had 10 points.

    The Commodores went on a 12-0 run after Ole Miss took the lead 3-2 on Shantell Black's 3-pointer, hitting 6-of-7 shots to start the game. Vanderbilt stretched the lead to 19 points with the help of 3-point baskets by Rhoads, Lueders and Marsh.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MISS
    VAN
    Points 72 86
    FG Made-Attempted 24-58 (.414) 30-55 (.545)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-14 (.286) 9-12 (.750)
    FT Made-Attempted 20-26 (.769) 17-23 (.739)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 1 17

    Game Leaders

     
    MISS
    VAN
    PointsB. Thomas 20L. Lueders 18
    ReboundsB. Thomas 7J. Mooney 7
    AssistsK. Melson 4J. Rhoads 10
    StealsK. Melson 2J. Rhoads 2
    BlocksK. Lewis 1J. Mooney 1

    2009-10 Season

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    » Jan 3, 2010 @VAN 86, MISS 72Recap | Box Score
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