Miss 23 30 53
Vanderbilt 25 40 65
Date of game: 3/10/2012

Recap: Vanderbilt vs. Ole Miss

New Orleans, LA (Sports Network) - John Jenkins made five three-pointers en route to 23 points, as the Vanderbilt Commodores defeated the Ole Miss Rebels, 65-53, in the semifinals of the Southeastern Conference Tournament.

Brad Tinsley added 12 points for the third-seeded Commodores (23-10), who will play in their first SEC title game since 1951 on Sunday against top-seeded Kentucky. Ironically, Vanderbilt played the Wildcats in the 1951 championship game.

Lance Goulbourne donated 10 points and 12 rebounds for the Commodores, who went 9-of-29 from three-point range.

Jarvis Summers ended with 15 points for the seventh-seeded Rebels (20-13), who came into the game as a bubble team for the NCAA Tournament. Ladarius White tallied 13 points.

Vanderbilt held a slim 25-23 lead after a tight first half.

Trailing by one, 32-31, with over 16 minutes to play, the Commodores went on a 15-5 run. Jenkins made two three-pointers en route to eight points during the burst, which Kedren Johnson capped with a layup for a 46-37 lead with over 10 minutes left.

Ahead by five, 49-44, moments later, Vanderbilt put the game away with an 8-0 flurry. Tinsley made a pair of three-pointers around a Johnson jumper to make it a 57-44 game with 4 1/2 minutes to go.

Game Notes

The Inside Line: Kyle Busch's chances of making the Chase

Kyle Busch won Sunday's road course race in Sonoma, California, but he still has a long way to go to become eligible for a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

Extra Points: Bennett is far down on Seahawks' list

NFL players have a very short shelf life to make significant amounts of money so it's tough to fault anyone who has outperformed a contract when they go knocking on the door to ask for more.

Mackanin to remain Phillies interim manager

Pete Mackanin will remain interim manager of the Philadelphia Phillies for the remainder of the season, the team announced Tuesday.

Report: Thunder sign Singler to extension

The Oklahoma City Thunder have reportedly retained restricted free agent forward Kyle Singler with a five-year contract extension.

Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.