Mississippi rallies to beat Vanderbilt

Associated Press  |  Last updated January 16, 2013
Marshall Henderson's desperation heave beat the buzzer to force overtime, and Nick Williams' jumper put the Mississippi Rebels ahead to stay in rallying to beat Vanderbilt 89-79 Tuesday night for their sixth straight win. The Rebels (14-2, 3-0) extended the Southeastern Conference's longest winning streak by winning in Memorial Gym for the first time since 2001, and they had to do it by rallying from 13 points with 8:39 left. Kevin Bright hit the 17th 3 giving Vandy a 78-75 lead. Henderson flung the ball at the basket from about 35 feet away, and he ran around the court celebrating. Williams hit his jumper with 4:34 left in overtime, and the Rebels outscored Vanderbilt 11-1 in overtime to snap the Commodores' five-game winning streak in this series. Vanderbilt (6-9, 0-3) set a Memorial Gym record hitting 17 3-pointers but couldn't overcome poor free throw shooting (10 of 23).
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