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.
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