SECT: Vandy-MSU photo gallery

For 20 minutes, Tiffany Clarke sat benched with two fouls Friday night against 11th-seed Mississippi State in the SECT quarterfinals. She found her shot in the second half and kept her cool with assists and screens from her teammates for 23 points. Vanderbilt (20-10) meets No. 16 Kentucky for a third time this season, today at 5:30 p.m.

The 'Dores hold a 3-1 lead over Kentucky (23-7) in tournament action, but lost twice this season by nine and 10-point margins. The Wildcats last defeated Vanderbilt in the SEC Tournament in 1988, 75-67.

Quarterfinal action was physical, with Vandy going to the foul line 22 times, 10 more than MSU. Vandy shot 77.3 percent from the line. The Lady Bulldogs lofted 75 shots from the field and sank 23 for 30.7 percent. Vandy was more consistent in shot selection, making 24 of 46 for 52.2% shooting. Top Stories