Arkansas vs. Vanderbilt: Full Game Preview

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Arkansas vs. Vanderbilt: Full Game Preview
Arkansas
(14-8, 0-5 away)
Vanderbilt
(8-13, 5-7 home)
Venue: Memorial Gym (TN)
1:30PM ET / 10:30AM PT, February 09, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Arkansas B Young 16.5 M Powell 5.6 B Young 4.1
Vanderbilt K Johnson 14.5 K Bright 5.4 K Johnson 3.2

On Saturday, Arkansas heads to Memorial Gym (TN) to take on Vanderbilt. It gets started at 1:30 p.m. EST and it can be seen on SEC Network. The Razorbacks defeated the Commodores 56-33 on Jan. 12 and are 3-2 against them over the past four years.

Vanderbilt is in 12th place in the conference and Arkansas is in fifth place.

In an 80-69 win over Florida on Feb. 5, B.J. Young put up 13 points and 5 assists for the Razorbacks. With 16.5 points per game and 4.1 assists per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. For the Commodores, Dai-Jon Parker finished with 11 points and 9 rebounds in the 57-56 loss to LSU on Feb. 6. He contributes 3.1 rebounds per game in addition to his 6 points per game.

In terms of team stats, Arkansas has an advantage in a single key area, scoring, where the Razorbacks have an edge over the Commodores, 77 points per game to 59 points per game.

Vanderbilt StatSmack

  • Arkansas has a better conference record than Vanderbilt this season (5-4 vs 2-6).
  • How does our back look? Arkansas is ranked higher than Vanderbilt in the SEC (#6 vs #11).
  • At least you keep showing up. Arkansas has an average margin of victory of 11 over Vanderbilt in 18 wins since 1990.
  • Arkansas is a better free-throw-shooting team (69.7% vs 59.6%) than Vanderbilt this season.
  • Marshawn Powell is ranked 5th in the SEC in points and 9th in the SEC in blocks.
  • We make our fans proud. Arkansas has a better record at home than Vanderbilt this season (13-1 vs 5-5).
  • The Arkansas assist leader (B.J. Young, 86 assists) has more assists than the Vanderbilt assist leader (Kedren Johnson, 63 assists).
  • Arkansas has a much lower in-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Vanderbilt ($15,972 vs $52,659).
  • Hunter Mickelson is ranked 6th in the SEC in blocks.
  • Even computers respect Arkansas more. We have a better RPI this season than Vanderbilt (RPI: #78 vs #153).
  • Arkansas can actually jump, with more rebounds (35.4 per game vs 32.1 per game) than Vanderbilt this season.
ARK Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B B.J. Young 28 17 4 4 1 0 2
B Marshawn Powell 26 15 6 1 1 1 2
C H. Mickelson 19 7 4 1 1 1 1
C Coty Clarke 18 7 5 1 1 1 1
C Mardracus Wade 23 6 1 2 2 0 1
C- Michael Qualls 13 4 3 1 1 1 1
C- Rickey Scott 16 5 2 2 1 0 1
C- Rashad Madden 17 4 2 2 1 0 1
C- J. Williams 11 4 2 1 0 0 1
D+ Kikko Haydar 13 3 2 1 1 0 0
D+ Fred Gulley 15 2 1 1 1 0 1
D Anthlon Bell 8 4 1 0 0 0 0
D D. Wagner 7 2 0 1 0 0 0
D Davion Spivey 3 1 1 0 0 0 1
D C. Henderson 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
Vandy Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Kedren Johnson 33 14 4 3 1 1 3
C Rod Odom 30 10 4 1 1 1 2
C Kevin Bright 29 7 5 1 0 0 2
C Kyle Fuller 29 10 3 2 1 0 2
C Dai-Jon Parker 26 6 3 2 1 0 2
D+ Sheldon Jeter 17 5 4 0 1 1 1
D+ Josh Henderson 20 4 3 1 1 1 2
D+ Shelby Moats 19 3 3 1 0 0 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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