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Vanderbilt beat No. 19 Florida 68-66 in Gainesville, Fla., on Saturday for the Commodores' biggest win under coach Bryce Drew so far. Kevin Procter / USA Today Network – Tennessee

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Vanderbilt coach Bryce Drew's press conference after rout of Auburn. Adam Sparks

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At SEC Media Days, Vanderbilt coach Bryce Drew fields questions about making "The Shot" in the 1998 NCAA Tournament. Adam Sparks

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  • Ole Miss 81, Vandy 74: Postgame
  • Luke Kornet breaks 7-footer shooting record
  • Vanderbilt 84, Iowa State 78
  • Arkansas 71, Vanderbilt 70: Postgame reaction
  • Vanderbilt returns home after upset win at Florida
  • How Vanderbilt upset Florida
  • Vanderbilt's Matthew Fisher-Davis may come off bench vs. Florida
  • Bryce Drew answers for 3-game losing streak
  • Jordan Bone's homecoming beats Vandy
  • Vanderbilt praises talented Kentucky lineup
  • Vanderbilt loses to No. 6 Kentucky 87-81
  • Vanderbilt 80, Auburn 61: Postgame
  • Previewing Vanderbilt's SEC home opener
  • Vanderbilt 2016: Year in Review
  • Vanderbilt's Bryce Drew returns to birthplace at LSU
  • Vanderbilt ready for new season with SEC slate
  • MTSU 71, Vanderbilt 48: Postgame reaction
  • Bryce Drew on making "The Shot" to upset Ole Miss

Vanderbilt guard Joe Toye (2) shoots the ball against Mississippi on Feb. 4, 2017.(Photo: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

squandered a chance at a winning record and its first three-game winning streak of the season, losing 81-74 to Ole Miss on Saturday.

The Commodores (11-12, 4-6 SEC), who lead the SEC in 3-point shooting, made 13-of-39 treys and 9-of-13 from 2-point range. Ole Miss (14-9, 5-5) took down the home team by burying 7-of-8 3-pointers to start the second half and building a 60-49 lead.

And when late Vanderbilt 3-pointers cut the deficit to 68-65 in the final three minutes, Riley LaChance committed a costly turnover that Ole Miss’ Terence Davis converted into a three-point play on the other end.

nailed a 3-pointer with 26.7 seconds remaining to trim the Ole Miss lead to 77-74, but the Rebels made a pair of foul shots to secure the win.

Vanderbilt had won two straight games over Iowa State and Texas A&M before the home loss.

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Mississippi guard Deandre Burnett (1) reacts after the Rebels defeated Vanderbilt 81-74 at Memorial Gymnasium on Feb. 4, 2017.  Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports Mississippi coach Andy Kennedy after the Rebels defeated Vanderbilt at Memorial Gymnasium 81-74 on Feb. 4, 2017.  Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports Mississippi forward Sebastian Saiz (11) rebounds the ball against Vanderbilt on Feb. 4, 2017.  Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports Vanderbilt guard Joe Toye (2) shoots the ball against Mississippi on Feb. 4, 2017.  Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports Ole Miss‘ Terence Davis (3) shoots the ball as Vanderbilt guard Nolan Cressler (24) defends on Feb. 4, 2017.  Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports Mississippi forward Marcanvis Hymon (5) shoots the ball as Vanderbilt forward Luke Kornet (3) defends on Feb. 4, 2017.  Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports Mississippi guard Deandre Burnett shoots the ball as Vanderbilt guard Payton Willis defends on Feb. 4, 2017.  Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports Vanderbilt forward Luke Kornet (3) is defended by Mississippi forward Sebastian Saiz (11) on Feb. 4, 2017.  Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports Vanderbilt coach Bryce Drew reacts against Mississippi at Memorial Gymnasium on Feb. 4, 2017.  Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports A Vanderbilt fan dressed as Star Wars character Darth Vader holds a sign that reads “Defeat the Rebels” before the game with Mississippi on Feb. 4, 2017.  Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

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“We didn’t come out with the same zip that we came out with in the last couple of games,” coach said.

Jeff Roberson scored a career-high 21 points along with seven rebounds. Kornet had 18 points, and Matthew Fisher-Davis added 13 points.

Live and die by 3: Vanderbilt made at least 10 3-pointers for the 10th time, which has usually yielded a victory. However, it dropped to 8-2 in those games. In 11 games this season, at least half of the Commodores‘ field-goal attempts have come from beyond the arc. They are 8-3 in those games.

“This is what these guys do — we shoot 3s,” Drew said. “We would rather take an uncontested 3 than a contested 2. We were getting a lot of looks. Unfortunately, we didn’t make quite enough to give us a chance to win.”

No win streak: Vanderbilt has not won at least three games in a row since earning four straight victories nearly a year ago. The Commodores have won back-to-back games four times this season, but they have lost the third contest every time.

“It’s not as much about stringing (wins) together. It’s about quality of play and trying to sustain that,” Kornet said. “Of course, stringing together some wins really helps you get momentum. So it’s a little frustrating.”

Under the weather: An illness has gone through the Vanderbilt roster over the past week, keeping numerous players out of practice. Fisher-Davis, the team’s top scorer, has especially been limited with flu-like symptoms. Drew said he cut down Fisher-Davis’ time on the floor to conserve his energy. Fisher-Davis did not score in the first half, but he made three 3-pointers in the second and played 29 total minutes.

Up next: Vanderbilt will play at Arkansas on Tuesday (7:30 p.m., SEC Network).

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