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Vanderbilt Beats Georgia 63-41 In SEC Tournament

Updated: March 9, 2012 11:01 PM CDT
Vanderbilt guard Brad Tinsley (1) shoots in between the defense of Georgia forward/center John Florveus (32) and forward Nemanja Djurisic (42)during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game. (AP Photo) Vanderbilt guard Brad Tinsley (1) shoots in between the defense of Georgia forward/center John Florveus (32) and forward Nemanja Djurisic (42)during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game. (AP Photo)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - John Jenkins scored 15 points and Vanderbilt overcame a shaky first-half for a comfortable 63-41 victory over Georgia on Friday night in the second round of the Southeastern Conference tournament.

Brad Tinsley added 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting for the Commodores (22-10), whose triumph set up a semifinal matchup on Saturday with Mississippi, a 77-72 overtime winner over Tennessee.

Dustin Ware scored 10 for Georgia (15-17), which had upset Mississippi State a night earlier but could not sustain the momentum against the Commodores for more than a half.

Georgia led 25-24 at halftime, but missed 21 of 27 shots in the second half.

Tinsley scored the first five points of the second half for the Commodores, who soon after built a double-digit lead that grew as large as 22 points.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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