Vanderbilt vs. LSU: Full Game Preview

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Vanderbilt vs. LSU: Full Game Preview
Vanderbilt
(8-12, 3-5 away)
LSU
(12-7, 10-2 home)
Venue: Pete Maravich Center
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, February 06, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Vanderbilt K Johnson 14.9 K Bright 5.6 K Johnson 3.2
LSU A Hickey 12.4 J O`Bryant III 8.5 C Carmouche 3.8

Vanderbilt visits Pete Maravich Center on Wednesday to take on LSU. It takes place at 8:00 EST and you can catch it on ESPN3.com. The Commodores are 5-0 against the Tigers over the last four years. The last time they met (2/8/2012) they won 76-61.

Vanderbilt is currently in 11th place in the SEC and LSU is in 8th place.

In spite of 15 points and 7 rebounds from Kedren Johnson, the Commodores came up short 58-54 against Alabama on February 2nd. An integral part of the team, he leads the way in points (14.9), assists (3.2), and steals (1.4). For the Tigers, Johnny O`Bryant III put up 12 points and 12 rebounds in the 69-68 win over Mississippi State on February 2nd. He is averaging 11.9 points per game and leads the team in rebounds with 8.5 per game.

LSU has a statistical edge over Vanderbilt in a single key area, scoring, where the Tigers have the upper hand over the Commodores, 71 points per game to 59 points per game.

LSU StatSmack

  • Vanderbilt is better under pressure, and has defeated LSU in 4 out of the last 5 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
  • At least you keep showing up. Vanderbilt has an average margin of victory of 10 over LSU in 23 wins since 1980.
  • Vanderbilt embarrassed LSU by 15 points the last time they played (Feb 08, 2012).
  • We make basketball players. Over the past 5 years, Vanderbilt has had more players drafted by the NBA than LSU (4 vs 3).
  • Vanderbilt has a better scoring defense (61.4 allowed per game vs 68.5 allowed per game) than LSU this season.
  • Vanderbilt takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than LSU (6 vs 4).
  • Vanderbilt has a much lower admission rate (more selective) according to Kiplinger (20% vs 69%).
  • AP voters think more highly of Vanderbilt and have put us in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than LSU (56 vs 37).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Vanderbilt currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (971 to 911) than LSU, per the NCAA.
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Vanderbilt has a stronger schedule than LSU this season (SOS Rank: #49 vs #135).
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Vanderbilt has come back to win after being down at half against LSU 4 times since 1996.
Vandy Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Kedren Johnson 33 15 4 3 1 1 3
C Kyle Fuller 29 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 1 1
D+ Josh Henderson 19 5 3 1 1 1 2
D+ Shelby Moats 20 3 3 1 0 0 1
D Andris Kehris 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
D James Siakam 11 2 2 0 0 0 1
D Alex Gendelman 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
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
LSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Anthony Hickey 30 12 4 4 4 0 2
B Shavon Coleman 30 12 7 1 2 1 2
B- J. O`Bryant III 26 12 9 1 1 1 3
C+ C. Carmouche 24 9 3 4 2 0 2
C Andre Stringer 30 11 2 2 1 0 2
C Malik Morgan 20 5 3 1 2 0 1
D+ A. Del Piero 13 4 3 0 0 1 1
D+ Eddie Ludwig 12 3 3 1 0 0 2
D+ Shane Hammink 13 3 2 1 0 0 1
D+ Corban Collins 13 4 1 1 0 0 2
D Jalen Courtney 10 2 2 0 0 0 1
D- Joshua Badeaux 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Mychal Williams 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Dave Jackson 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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