Per ESPN: ATLANTA -- Craig Sword scored 20 points and Mississippi State ended a 13-game losing streak by beating Vanderbilt 82-68 on Wednesday night in the first round of the Southeastern Conference tournament. Complete Recap Box Score
Mississippi State: C. Sword 20 Pts, 4 Reb, 6 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk
Vanderbilt: D. Parker 15 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl
Mississippi State plays No. 6 seed Mississippi (18-13) Thursday.