Mississippi tops Vanderbilt 85-78 behind Moody’s 23

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OXFORD, Miss. (AP) – Stefan Moody scored 23 points and ignited a decisive 21-5 run midway through the second half Saturday night as Mississippi defeated Vanderbilt 85-78.

Ole Miss (15-8, 5-5 Southeastern Conference) placed four players in double figures, led by Moody, who added four assists. Tomasz Gielo scored 16 points, Rasheed Brooks added 15 and Marcanvis Hymon had 13 points as the Rebels won for the third time in four starts.

Luke Kornet led Vanderbilt (13-10, 5-5) with 20 points, including nine in the opening four minutes. Wade Baldwin IV and Nolan Cressler added 19 and 14 points for the Commodores, respectively.

Vanderbilt led by as many as 11 points in the first half and 39-37 at halftime. Ole Miss erased a 50-47 deficit with the decisive run and never trailed again. Martavious Newby and Moody converted six consecutive free throws in the final 15 seconds to seal it.

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