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SEC WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT - 1ST ROUND - Veterans Memorial Arena - Jacksonville, FL

Vanderbilt dominates Ole Miss in Game 2

2273 days ago
SEC staff

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Christa Reed scored 21 points and 11th-seeded Vanderbilt rolled past No. 14 seed Mississippi 74-59 on Wednesday in the first round of the SEC women's tournament.

Reed was 8-of-10 shooting with four 3-pointers. Marqu'es Webb and Minta Spears added 13 points each and Morgan Batey 10 points plus five assists for the Commodores, who shot 56 percent and made 7 of 10 from the arc.

Vanderbilt's 29 points in the first quarter was the most by the Commodores in a single quarter this season.

Shandricka Sessom scored 17 points and Bretta Hart 13 for the Rebels (10-20), who beat the Commodores 55-52 on Jan. 3 but went 1-16 after that, ending the season on an 11-game skid.

Vanderbilt led 42-19 at halftime with Reed hitting four 3-pointers.

Old Miss scored the first basket before Vanderbilt rattled off the next 16 points and the Commodores never trailed again, taking their largest lead of 33 points with 7:45 left in the game.

Vanderbilt has now advanced in the SEC Women's Basketball Tournament 16 out of the last 17 years.

No. 11 seed Vanderbilt will play No. 6 Georgia in Game 6 Thursday at approximately 8:00 p.m. ET, 25 minutes following Game 5, which begins at 6:00 p.m. ET.