Vanderbilt's Jeffery Taylor (44) shoots and scores as Mississippi's Reginald Buckner (23) defends in an NCAA college basketball game in Oxford, Miss. , on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012. (AP Photo)
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Jeffery Taylor scored 28 points, John Jenkins added 26 and Vanderbilt easily defeated Mississippi 102-76 on Thursday night.
The Commodores (18-8, 7-4 Southeastern Conference) put the Rebels away early with a blazing first half that featured 70.8 percent shooting from the field (17 of 24), including 83.3 percent (10 of 12) from 3-point range, on the way to a 53-28 halftime lead.
Taylor scored 23 of his points in the first half, making 8 of 10 shots, including his first seven. He fell two points short of tying a career high.
It was embarrassing game for Ole Miss (15-10, 5-6), which received three technical fouls, including one after the fans threw ice on the floor for a second time.
Jarvis Summers led the Rebels with 14 points. Murphy Holloway added 13.
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