Vanderbilt vs. Mississippi State: Full Game Preview

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Vanderbilt vs. Mississippi State: Full Game Preview
Vanderbilt
(10-15, 3-7 away)
Mississippi State
(7-18, 6-7 home)
Venue: Humphrey Coliseum
1:45PM ET / 10:45AM PT, February 23, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Vanderbilt K Johnson 13.4 K Bright 5.5 K Johnson 3.5
Mississippi State C Sword 9.8 G Ware 6.5 T Bloodman 2.4

Mississippi State plays host to Vanderbilt at Humphrey Coliseum on Saturday. It starts at 1:45 p.m. EST and you can catch it on SEC Network. The Bulldogs are 3-3 against the Commodores over the last four years. The last time they played they won 78-77 on Jan. 21, 2012.

Mississippi State is in 14th place in the SEC and Vanderbilt is in 11th. Both teams continue to fight for position.

The Bulldogs fell 64-56 to Alabama on Feb. 20. Jalen Steele finished with 15 points in the loss. He is averaging 9.7 points and 2.9 rebounds per game. The Commodores were defeated by Kentucky 74-70 on Feb. 20 despite 17 points and 7 assists from Kedren Johnson. He contributes a team-leading 13.4 points per game, 3.5 assists per game, and 1.2 steals per game.

Vanderbilt StatSmack

  • Mississippi State has a better overall winning percentage over the last 20 years (61.7 percent to 59.5 percent).
  • The Mississippi State blocks leader (Colin Borchert, 30 blocks) has more blocks than the Vanderbilt blocks leader (Josh Henderson, 20 blocks).
  • Gavin Ware is ranked 10th in the SEC in rebounds.
  • The Mississippi State rebounding leader (Gavin Ware, 167 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Vanderbilt rebounding leader (Kevin Bright, 139 rebounds).
  • Mississippi State beat Vanderbilt by 1 point the last time they played (Jan 21, 2012).
  • Since 1998, Mississippi State has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Vanderbilt (eight vs. two).
  • AP voters think more highly of Mississippi State and ranked them in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Vanderbilt (69 vs. 56).
  • That must sting. Mississippi State has blown out Vanderbilt by 20 points or more on three occasions since 2001.
  • The Mississippi State steals leader (Fred Thomas, 41 steals) has more steals than the Vanderbilt steals leader (Kedren Johnson, 31 steals).
  • Fred Thomas is ranked 9th in the SEC in steals.
Vandy Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Kedren Johnson 32 13 4 4 1 1 3
C Rod Odom 30 11 4 1 0 1 2
C Dai-Jon Parker 27 6 4 3 1 0 2
C Kevin Bright 29 7 6 1 1 0 2
C Kyle Fuller 28 9 3 2 1 0 2
C- Sheldon Jeter 17 6 4 0 1 1 1
D+ Josh Henderson 20 5 3 1 1 1 2
D+ Shelby Moats 18 3 3 1 0 0 1
D Andris Kehris 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
D James Siakam 10 2 2 0 0 0 1
D Alex Gendelman 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Nathan Watkins 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
D- Carter Josephs 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
D- A.J. Astroth 6 1 1 1 0 0 0
MState Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Gavin Ware 26 9 6 0 1 1 1
C Fred Thomas 28 9 3 1 2 1 2
C- Colin Borchert 27 8 5 1 1 1 2
C- Jalen Steele 27 10 3 1 1 0 2
C- Craig Sword 26 10 3 2 2 0 4
D+ Roquez Johnson 26 9 4 0 1 1 2
D+ Wendell Lewis 21 8 5 1 0 0 2
D+ T. Bloodman 29 6 3 2 1 0 3
D T. Cunningham 21 3 2 1 1 0 1
F Baxter Price 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
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