STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Jeffery Taylor scored 25 points and
John Jenkins added 21 as No. 19 Vanderbilt rallied for an 81-74
victory over Mississippi State on Thursday night.
The Commodores (15-4, 3-2 Southeastern Conference) won at
Humphrey Coliseum for the first time since 1993, breaking a streak
of eight straight losses in Starkville. Vanderbilt trailed by as
many as nine points, but used a 12-0 run late in the second half to
recover for its third straight victory.
Festus Ezeli added 14 points for Vanderbilt while Lance
Goulbourne had nine points and 12 rebounds.
Ravern Johnson scored 19 points and Dee Bost added 18 for the
Bulldogs (10-9, 2-3), who shot 26 of 58 (44.8 percent) from the
Mississippi State led 37-33 at halftime, holding Vanderbilt to
35.3 percent shooting.
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