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

On Saturday, Vanderbilt plays host to Alabama at Memorial Gym (TN). Tip-off occurs at 4:00 EST and you can catch it on SEC Network. The Commodores are 4-1 against the Crimson Tide over the last four years. They won 69-59 on 1/19/2012 the last time they played.

Alabama maintains 3rd place in the SEC while Vanderbilt sits at 10th place.

In their last game, Kedren Johnson put up 14 points in the Commodores 58-57 loss to Tennessee on January 29th. An integral part of the team, he leads the way in points (14.8), assists (3.2), and steals (1.3). For the Crimson Tide, Devonta Pollard finished with 7 points and 7 rebounds in the 59-56 win over Arkansas on January 31st. He contributes 3.4 rebounds per game in addition to his 5.3 points per game.

Alabama StatSmack

  • Vanderbilt has a better overall winning percentage over the last 10 years (65.09% to 61.27%).
  • Vanderbilt waxed Alabama by 10 points the last time they played (Jan 19, 2012).
  • Vanderbilt is better under pressure, and has defeated Alabama in 6 out of the last 8 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Vanderbilt has a stronger schedule than Alabama this season (SOS Rank: #30 vs #35).
  • Vanderbilt has a much lower admission rate (more selective) according to Kiplinger (20% vs 57%).
  • We have a history of cultivating talent. Over the past 10 years, Vanderbilt has had more players drafted by the NBA than Alabama (6 vs 3).
  • The Vanderbilt rebounding leader (Kevin Bright) has more rebounds than the Alabama rebounding leader (Moussa Gueye).
  • At least you keep showing up. Vanderbilt has an average margin of victory of 7 over Alabama in 25 wins since 1980.
  • The Vanderbilt basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Alabama (93% vs 75%).
  • Vanderbilt has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Alabama ($19,563 vs $29,814).
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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