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.

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