Alabama vs. Vanderbilt: Full Game Preview

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Alabama vs. Vanderbilt: Full Game Preview
Alabama
(13-7, 3-4 away)
Vanderbilt
(8-11, 5-6 home)
Venue: Memorial Gym (TN)
4:00PM ET / 1:00PM PT, February 02, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Alabama T Releford 15.9 M Gueye 4.4 T Lacey 3.6
Vanderbilt K Johnson 14.8 K Bright 5.7 K Johnson 3.2

Alabama travels to Memorial Gym (TN) on Saturday to take on Vanderbilt. Tip-off is at 4:00 EST and it can be seen on SEC Network. The Crimson Tide are 1-4 against the Commodores over the last four years. They lost 69-59 the last time they played (1/19/2012).

Alabama is in 3rd place in the conference, Vanderbilt is in 10th place.

In their last outing, behind 14 points and 6 rebounds from Trevor Lacey, the Crimson Tide defeated Arkansas 59-56 on January 31st. On top of a team-high 3.6 assists per game, he also scores 12.2 points per game. For the Commodores, Sheldon Jeter put up 8 points and 7 rebounds in the 58-57 loss to Tennessee on January 29th. He is averaging 5.4 points and 3.3 rebounds per game.

Vanderbilt StatSmack

  • Alabama has a better overall winning percentage over the last 30 years (63.49% to 58.65%).
  • Trevor Releford is ranked 9th in the SEC in points and 7th in the SEC in steals.
  • Even computers respect Alabama more. We have a better RPI this season than Vanderbilt (RPI: #59 vs #127).
  • The Alabama three-point leader (Trevor Lacey) has more three-pointers than the Vanderbilt three-point leader (Kedren Johnson).
  • Diaper Dandies love us. Alabama has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Vanderbilt (10 vs 1).
  • Alabama is a better free-throw-shooting team (69.3% vs 59.3%) than Vanderbilt this season.
  • Moussa Gueye is ranked 4th in the SEC in blocks.
  • Alabama has more Top 50 Director's Cup finishes than Vanderbilt (18 vs 3)
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Alabama currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (984 to 971) than Vanderbilt, per the NCAA.
  • Trevor Lacey is ranked 8th in the SEC in three-pointers and 6th in the SEC in assists.
  • Kids want to come here. Since 1998 Alabama has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Vanderbilt (14 vs 2).
Bama Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Trevor Releford 32 16 2 3 2 0 2
B Trevor Lacey 31 12 4 4 2 0 2
C+ Levi Randolph 30 8 4 2 1 0 1
C+ Rodney Cooper 27 11 4 1 1 0 2
C Devonta Pollard 21 5 3 1 1 1 1
C Nick Jacobs 19 6 3 0 1 1 1
C Andrew Steele 19 4 2 2 1 0 2
C Carl Engstrom 13 3 3 0 0 1 1
C- Moussa Gueye 15 2 4 0 0 2 1
D+ Retin Obasohan 12 2 1 1 1 0 1
D+ Isiah Wilson 1 1 0 0 1 0 0
D Keon Blackledge 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Julian Goode 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D D. Slaughter 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
Vandy Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Kedren Johnson 32 15 4 3 1 0 3
C Kyle Fuller 30 10 3 2 1 0 2
C Rod Odom 30 9 4 1 1 1 2
C Kevin Bright 29 7 6 1 0 0 2
C Dai-Jon Parker 25 6 3 2 1 0 2
D+ Sheldon Jeter 17 5 3 0 1 0 1
D+ Shelby Moats 20 3 3 1 0 0 1
D+ Josh Henderson 19 4 3 1 1 1 1
D Andris Kehris 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
D Alex Gendelman 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D James Siakam 11 2 2 0 0 0 1
D Nathan Watkins 1 0 1 0 0 0 1
F A.J. Astroth 6 1 1 1 0 0 0
F Carter Josephs 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
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