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Dogs Top Vandy 62-52 For SEC Finals Berth

As an old hound, Barry Stewart doesn't over-analyze why it takes the SEC Tournament to bring out the best in the Bulldogs. "When our backs are against the wall we're at our best," he shrugged, after a 62-52 victory over Vanderbilt. "I guess that's a good thing." A very good thing indeed, sending Mississippi State to another finals appearance.

Mississippi State advanced to the championship round of the SEC Tournament for a second-straight year by knocking off the Commodores in Saturday's semifinal round. The Bulldogs (23-10) earned a 2010 title shot against Kentucky (31-2) who crushed Tennessee 74-45 in the first semifinal. They will meet in a 2:00 Sunday showdown of West and East Division champs. And while the regular-season titleist...

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