Vanderbilt vs. Arkansas: Full Game Preview

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Vanderbilt vs. Arkansas: Full Game Preview
Vanderbilt
(6-7, 2-2 away)
Arkansas
(9-5, 9-3 home)
Venue: Bud Walton Arena
6:00PM ET / 3:00PM PT, January 12, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Vanderbilt K Johnson 15.7 K Bright 6.1 K Johnson 2.9
Arkansas B Young 17.1 M Powell 5.4 B Young 4.0

Arkansas has a statistical edge over Vanderbilt in one specific area, scoring, where the Razorbacks have the upper hand over the Commodores, 79 points per game to 57 points per game. One category in which Arkansas is especially proficient is turnover percentage at 16.0, ranking 1st in their conference (and 8th nationally).

Arkansas StatSmack

  • The Vanderbilt rebounding leader (Kevin Bright) has more rebounds than the Arkansas rebounding leader (Marshawn Powell).
  • We beat real teams. Vanderbilt had more wins against the RPI Top 50 than Arkansas last season (6 vs 2).
  • Vanderbilt has a much lower admission rate (more selective) according to Kiplinger (20% vs 56%).
  • Vanderbilt has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Arkansas ($19,563 vs $25,204).
  • Maybe someday you'll play some real competition. Vanderbilt has a stronger schedule (including future opponents) than Arkansas this season (Projected SOS Rank: #73 vs #85).
  • We just win. Vanderbilt has more wins over the last 5 years than Arkansas (122 vs 95).
  • The Vanderbilt basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Arkansas (93% vs 22%).
  • At least you keep showing up. Vanderbilt has an average margin of victory of 11 over Arkansas in 8 wins since 1990.
  • We have a history of cultivating talent. Over the past 10 years, Vanderbilt has had more players drafted by the NBA than Arkansas (6 vs 2).
  • Vanderbilt takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Arkansas (6 vs 3).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Vanderbilt currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (971 to 894) than Arkansas, per the NCAA.
Vandy Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Kedren Johnson 33 16 4 3 2 0 3
C Kyle Fuller 32 11 3 2 1 0 2
C Rod Odom 30 9 4 1 1 1 2
C- Kevin Bright 28 6 6 1 0 0 2
D+ Shelby Moats 20 4 4 1 1 0 1
D+ Josh Henderson 20 4 3 1 1 1 2
D+ Dai-Jon Parker 23 3 3 1 1 1 1
D Sheldon Jeter 15 4 3 0 1 1 1
D Andris Kehris 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
D Alex Gendelman 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Nathan Watkins 1 0 1 0 0 0 1
D James Siakam 12 2 2 0 0 0 1
F Carter Josephs 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
F A.J. Astroth 6 1 1 1 0 0 1
ARK Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B B.J. Young 27 17 4 4 1 0 2
B Marshawn Powell 23 14 5 2 1 1 2
C H. Mickelson 20 7 4 1 1 2 1
C Mardracus Wade 24 7 1 1 2 0 1
C Coty Clarke 17 7 5 1 1 1 1
C- Rickey Scott 17 5 2 2 1 0 1
D+ Rashad Madden 17 5 2 2 0 0 2
D+ J. Williams 12 4 2 1 0 1 1
D+ Michael Qualls 11 4 3 1 1 1 1
D+ Kikko Haydar 11 3 2 1 1 0 0
D Anthlon Bell 10 4 1 0 0 0 0
D Fred Gulley 13 1 2 0 1 0 0
D D. Wagner 8 2 0 2 1 0 0
D Davion Spivey 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
D C. Henderson 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
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