Mokango leads Miss. St. to upset of No. 21 VandyJan 24, 2010 - 10:24 PM NASHVILLE, Tenn.(AP) -- Chanel Mokango scored 19 points and Alexis Rack had 17 to help Mississippi State defeat No. 21 Vanderbilt 65-56 on Sunday.
Armelie Lumanu added 12 points and eight rebounds for the Lady Bulldogs (13-7, 4-3 SEC), who swept the Commodores (14-6, 3-4) in the regular season.
Jence Rhoads, in her second game back with a broken hand, scored a career-high 20 points for Vanderbilt. Meredith Marsh, averaging 15.3 points, added 11 in the last 15 minutes after missing her first nine shots.
Mokango, a 6-foot-5 senior, hit a jump shot at the halftime buzzer for a 27-24 lead. She had 13 second-half points to go along with three blocks and seven rebounds for the game.
Rack hit a pair of 3s in the second half in a 11-2 run after Vanderbilt had tied it 36-36 on Marsh's 3-pointer. Vanderbilt trimmed the lead to two points twice on fast breaks, but Mississippi State hit 8 of 9 free throws down the stretch.
- NCAA WOMENS BB
MISSISSIPPI ST 65
VANDERBILT (21) 56 FINAL
Jan 24 5:03 PM
- NCAA WOMENS BB
MISSISSIPPI ST 27
VANDERBILT (21) 24 HALFTIME
Jan 24 3:51 PM
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