John Jenkins scored 23 points, Brad Tinsley added 12 and Vanderbilt beat Mississippi 65-53 in the Southeastern Conference tournament semifinals on Saturday. It’s the first trip to the SEC championship game for Vanderbilt (23-10) since 1951, when the Commodores beat Kentucky 61-57. They’ve finally got another chance at a title thanks to timely outside shooting from Jenkins and Tinsley, who combined to hit five 3-pointers in the second half. Vanderbilt outrebounded Ole Miss 36-29. Lance Goulbourne added 10 points for the Commodores, who will play top-ranked Kentucky on Sunday. Ole Miss (20-13) briefly took a 32-31 lead early in the second half, but Vanderbilt eventually buried the Rebels with well-timed 3-pointers from Jenkins and Tinsley. The Rebels were led by Jarvis Summers, who scored 15 points. LaDarius White added 13.
SEC Tournament: Ole Miss Rebels vs. Vanderbilt Commodores