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Final Score: Vanderbilt 72, Mississippi State 31
Starkville, MS (Sports Network) - Kevin Bright recorded a game-high 15 points as the Vanderbilt Commodores cruised by the Mississippi State Bulldogs, 72-31, in SEC play at Humphrey Coliseum.
Rod Odom contributed 13 points and five rebounds for the Commodores (11-15, 5-9 SEC). Sheldon Jeter was one rebound shy of a double-double with 11 points. Dai-Jon Parker added a game-high 13 boards as Vanderbilt won for the second time in the last three games.
For the Bulldogs (7-19, 2-12), Jalen Steele contributed nine points. No one on the team was in double-figures as Mississippi State slid to a 12-game losing streak.
In the first half, Mississippi State was held to a mere 4-of-22 from the floor including 0-of-11 beyond the arc. Vanderbilt hit 15-of-32 field goal attempts, en route to a 37-17 advantage at the break.
In the second half Mississippi State continued to struggle shooting, managing only 3-of-18 from the floor. Vanderbilt made 13-of-29 field goal attempts as it took the 41-point victory.
Vanderbilt dominated the boards, 51-20, and points in the paint, 32-8.
02/23 16:23:27 ET
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