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Kevin Bright scores 15 points as Vanderbilt routs poor-shooting Mississippi State 72-31

  • Mississippi State guard Fred Thomas (1) leans into Vanderbilt forward Rod Odom (0) as he attempts a shot at the basket in the first half of their NCAA college basketball game in Starkville, Miss., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013.  (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

    Mississippi State guard Fred Thomas (1) leans into Vanderbilt forward Rod Odom (0) as he attempts a shot at the basket in the first half of their NCAA college basketball game in Starkville, Miss., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)  (The Associated Press)

  • Mississippi State guard Craig Sword (32) looks for an open shot while Vanderbilt center Josh Henderson (40) reacts to fouling Sword in the first half of their NCAA college basketball game in Starkville, Miss., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013.  (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

    Mississippi State guard Craig Sword (32) looks for an open shot while Vanderbilt center Josh Henderson (40) reacts to fouling Sword in the first half of their NCAA college basketball game in Starkville, Miss., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)  (The Associated Press)

  • Mississippi State forward Gavin Ware (20) attempts a shot at the basket as Vanderbilt center Josh Henderson (40) tries to block in the first half of their NCAA college basketball game in Starkville, Miss., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013.  (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

    Mississippi State forward Gavin Ware (20) attempts a shot at the basket as Vanderbilt center Josh Henderson (40) tries to block in the first half of their NCAA college basketball game in Starkville, Miss., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)  (The Associated Press)

Kevin Bright scored 15 points and Rod Odom had 13 points to lead Vanderbilt to a 72-31 win over poor-shooting Mississippi State on Saturday.

The Commodores (11-15, 5-9 Southeastern Conference) made 11 of 31 shots from beyond the arc, finishing 28 for 61 from the floor (46 percent).

Vanderbilt dominated Mississippi State in most all statistical categories, including a 51-17 rebounding margin.

Mississippi State (7-19, 2-12), which has lost 12 straight games, did not score a field goal until the 8:48 mark of the first half and finished 7 for 40 from the field.

This was the second-worst loss for Mississippi State in Humphrey Coliseum history. It was also the lowest scoring output for MSU in the shot clock era.

Vanderbilt opened the game with a 15-2 run and led 37-17 at halftime.

Sheldon Jeter scored also 11 points for Vanderbilt.

Jalen Steele led Mississippi State with nine points.