- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 2, 2016

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Christa Reed scored 21 points and 11th-seeded Vanderbilt rolled past No. 14 seed Mississippi 74-59 on Wednesday in the first round of the SEC women’s tournament.

Vanderbilt (17-13) plays No. 6 seed Georgia (21-8) on Thursday.

Reed was 8-of-10 shooting with four 3-pointers. Marqu’es Webb and Minta Spears added 13 points each and Morgan Batey 10 points plus five assists for the Commodores, who shot 56 percent and made 7 of 10 from the arc.

Shandricka Sessom scored 17 points and Bretta Hart 13 for the Rebels (10-20), who beat the Commodores 55-52 on Jan. 3 but went 1-16 after that, ending the season on an 11-game skid.

Vanderbilt led 42-19 at halftime with Reed hitting four 3-pointers.

Old Miss scored the first basket before Vanderbilt rattled off the next 16 points and the Commodores never trailed again, taking their largest lead of 33 points with 7:45 left in the game.

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