8:00 PM ET, February 3, 2010
Memorial Gym, Nashville, Tennessee
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Vanderbilt Commodores are really comfortable playing at home in Memorial Gym. Against Mississippi State on Wednesday night, they almost got too cozy.Jermaine Beal scored 17 points, and Vanderbilt (No. 20 ESPN/USA Today, No. 18 AP) held off the Bulldogs 75-72 on Wednesday night, the Commodores' 11th win in 12 games.
• Dee Bost missed a potential game-tying 3 and Vandy held on for its 16th straight home win.
• Mississippi State trailed by as many as 14 in the second half, but went on a late 15-2 run to close within one.
• Vanderbilt has won 11 of its last 12 games overall and 10 straight vs. unranked opponents.
• The Bulldogs have lost six of their last eight conference games on the road.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||24-68 (.353)||25-56 (.446)|
|3P Made-Attempted||9-34 (.265)||6-11 (.545)|
|FT Made-Attempted||15-22 (.682)||19-27 (.704)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||22 (0/0)||17 (0/0)|