No. 17 Vanderbilt Wins At Ole Miss To Dent Rebels' Tourney Hopes

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7 p.m. ET: Ole Miss Looks To Shore Up Tourney Resume At Home Against No. 17 Vandy

Read more at our Commodore blog, Anchor Of Gold, and our Rebel blog, Red Cup Rebellion.

Oxford, MS (Sports Network) - A.J. Ogilvy finished with 27 points and seven rebounds, as 17th-ranked Vanderbilt pulled out an 82-78 victory over Ole Miss at Tad Smith Coliseum.

Jeffery Taylor recorded 19 points for the Commodores (20-5, 9-2 SEC), who have won three in a row. Jermaine Beal added 14 points to the victory, in which Vanderbilt shot 26-of-34 from the free throw line and shot 50 percent overall.

That shooting percentage was buoyed mostly by Ogilvy and Taylor, who combined to go 16-of-21 from the field.

Chris Warren had 23 points to pace Ole Miss (17-8, 5-6 SEC), which has dropped four of its last five. Terrico White added 14 points, while Murphy Holloway had 12 points and 13 boards in the setback.

The teams traded leads in a close second half, though Vanderbilt went on a critical six-point run down the stretch. With the Rebels up by one, John Jenkins sank a jumper to put the Commodores ahead. Beal followed with two free throws, and Ogilvy made two from the line with 4:09 left for a 65-60 advantage, and the Commodores didn't trail again.

A Holloway layup had Ole Miss within 69-67, but Ogilvy made a pair of foul shots with just over two minutes left to restore a two-possession edge. White missed a jumper at the other end, and Ogilvy made two more with 1:34 on the clock for a 73-67 game.

With just under 43 seconds left, Zach Graham sank a three to get the Rebels within 75-71, and they pressured to try to force a turnover. But Vanderbilt got the ball upcourt to a wide open Taylor, who dunked emphatically for a six- point edge. The Commodores sealed the win at the foul line.

The Rebels had a double-digit lead early, as a White three made it a 16-5 game. But Vanderbilt followed with a 12-2 run to get back in the contest. Ogilvy's layup with just over 10 minutes left capped the rally to get the Commodores within 18-17.

It remained close until halftime, when the Commodores held a 30-28 edge.

Though Vanderbilt shot 50 percent, it made only 26 total field goals...Ole Miss shot 30-of-64 (46.9 percent), but made just 10-of-19 free throws...Eniel Polynice added 12 points for the Rebels.

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