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Ole Miss rallies to beat Vanderbilt

Ole Miss guard Terence Davis (3) scores against Mississippi State in Oxford, Tuesday.
Ole Miss guard Terence Davis (3) scores against Mississippi State in Oxford, Tuesday. AP

Deandre Burnett and Terence Davis both scored 17 points and Ole Miss made four straight 3-pointers during a late stretch to give the Rebels an 81-74 win over Vanderbilt on Saturday.

Justas Furmanavicius and Breein Tyree both added 11 points for the Rebels (14-9, 5-5 SEC), who have won six of their last seven against the Commodores (11-12, 4-6).

The Rebels’ Sebastian Saiz recorded his Southeastern Conference-leading 16th double-double with 16 rebounds and 10 points.

Jeff Roberson led Vanderbilt with a career-high 21 points, including three 3-pointers. Vanderbilt had 14 3-pointers to nine for Ole Miss.

Luke Kornet, who became the NCAA’s all-time top 3-point-shooting 7-footer on Tuesday, pulled the Commodores within 77-74 with his fourth 3-pointer with 24.7 seconds left.

With at least two NBA scouts at the game, the 7-foot-1 senior scored 18 points and raised his career 3-point total to 136. Matthew Fisher-Davis added 13 points.

Ole Miss built an 11-point lead late in the game, but Vanderbilt pulled to within 68-65 on consecutive 3-pointers by Nolan Cressler and Joe Toye with 2:25 left.

The Rebels had taken a 60-49 lead with 7:17 left after making four straight 3-pointers during a 12-2 run.

Ole Miss opened the second half with a 9-2 run, giving the Rebels a 36-34 advantage for their first lead since early in the game.

Vanderbilt led for most of the first 20 minutes, forging a 32-27 halftime lead.

The sight of Vanderbilt’s first-year coach Bryce Drew probably brings up bad memories for many longtime Rebels fans.

Drew’s 3-pointer as time expired gave 13th-seeded Valparaiso a 70-69 upset of No. 4 Ole Miss in the first round of the 1998 NCAA Tournament.

The Rebels kept their NCAA Tournament chances alive with an important road win.

The Commodores’ postseason chances slipped after a first-half lead evaporated at home.

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