SEC tourney, Day 4: Ole Miss set for finale vs. Florida

Vanderbilt center Josh Henderson works against Mississippi forward Reginald Buckner (23) and Mississippi guard Marshall Henderson (22) during the first half in the SEC Tournament semifinals on Saturday in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

Published: Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 5:54 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 5:54 p.m.

Mississippi 64, Vanderbilt 52

What it means: Ole Miss, now 25-8, is playing in the SEC Tournament final against Florida. This is the Rebels' first appearance in the final since 2001. They have won the tournament one time (in 1981) and likely secured an NCAA Tournament berth with the win. Vandy actually led by as many as nine in the first half, but the Rebels came back to tie the game at the half. The Commodores looked like a team that was playing its third game in three days. The Commodores end their season at 16-17.

Player of the game: Marshall Henderson needed 17 shots to get his 23 points, but he made a couple of dagger 3s in the game. Henderson also had three rebounds, a pair of assists and put on a dribbling show to help run out the clock at the end of the game.

Inside the box score: This was a game of missed shots. Ole Miss won despite missing 15 3-point attempts and 16 free throws. Vanderbilt missed 23 shots from behind the arc.

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