Vanderbilt vs. Mississippi State
60 - 82
February 5, 2003
Starkville, Miss.


Final Box Score

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Updated Cumulative Stats

STARKVILLE, Mississippi (Ticker) -- Timmy Bowers and Michal Ignerski keyed an early spurt and Bowers and Mario Austin finished with 14 points apiece as No. 24 Mississippi State posted an 82-60 triumph over Southeastern Conference rival Vanderbilt.

After Vanderbilt scored the opening basket of the game, Ignerski had a three-point play and Mississippi State (14-5, 4-4 SEC West) never trailed again. Ignerski and Bowers had five points apiece as the Bulldogs opened the contest with an 18-8 burst.

Ontario Harper had eight of his 13 points in the opening 20 minutes as Mississippi State built a 36-24 advantage by the break. Vanderbilt (10-9, 3-5 East) never regrouped and never got within single digits in the second half.

Matt Freije had 21 points for Vanderbilt, which has dropped seven of 11 after opening the season 6-2.


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