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Rack helps Miss. St. upset No. 17 Vandy 90-76

Jan 8, 2010 - 4:23 AM STARKVILLE, Miss.(AP) -- Alexis Rack scored 31 points to lead Mississippi State to a 90-76 win over No. 17 Vanderbilt on Thursday night.

Mississippi State (11-4, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) recovered from a sluggish first half to win its ninth straight home game.

The Commodores (12-3, 1-1) shot 68 percent in the first half and led 40-37 at halftime.

But MSU opened the second half on a 22-7 run and held Vanderbilt scoreless for over five minutes. The Commodores made a push late, but never fully recovered offensively and shot 12 for 34 in the second half.

Armelie Lumana added 18 points for the Bulldogs. Mary Kathryn Govero had 14 points, Chanel Mokango chipped in 12, and Diamber Johnson chipped in 10.

Merideth Marsh scored a career-high 29 points to lead the Commodores. Jessica Mooney added 12 points, and Haannah Tuomi and Jence Rhoads each chipped in 11.