Southeastern Conference Tournament - Recap - Mississippi State Defeats Vanderbilt 82-68

Southeastern Conference Tournament - Recap - Mississippi State Defeats Vanderbilt 82-68

Mississippi State got 20 points from Craig Sword en route to an 82-68 victory over Vanderbilt on Wednesday at Georgia Dome.

Mississippi State was a 6.5-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters.

Roquez Johnson had 18 points for Mississippi State and Fred Thomas chipped in with 16 points. Craig Sword had 6 assists for them, while I.J. Ready was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 6 boards.

Vanderbilt got 16 points from Damian Jones in a losing cause and another 15 points from Rod Odom. Rod Odom contributed 3 assists for them, while James Siakam had 5 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Mississippi State were victorious, as the score was 36-31 at the break.

Mississippi State won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 33-25.