Vanderbilt vs. Arkansas: Full Game Preview

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Vanderbilt vs. Arkansas: Full Game Preview
Vanderbilt
(14-16, 5-8 away)
Arkansas
(19-12, 18-3 home)
Venue: Bridgestone Arena
7:30PM ET / 4:30PM PT, March 14, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Vanderbilt K Johnson 13.6 K Bright 5.5 K Johnson 3.6
Arkansas B Young 15.2 M Powell 5.4 B Young 3.4

Arkansas matches up against Vanderbilt in the second round of the SEC Tournament at Bridgestone Arena on Thursday. It gets started at 7:30 p.m. ET and you can see it on SEC Network or ESPN3.com. The Razorbacks fell to the Commodores 67-49 on Feb. 9 and are 3-3 against them over the last four years.

The Razorbacks got past Texas A&M 73-62 on Mar. 9 with the help of 14 points from Mardracus Wade. He is averaging 6.5 points per game while also contributing a team-high 1.7 steals per game. For the Commodores, Dai-Jon Parker put up 18 points and five rebounds in the 74-64 win over South Carolina on Mar. 9. He is averaging 6.9 points and 4.3 rebounds per game.

Arkansas appears to have a key statistical advantage over Vanderbilt in one area, scoring, where the Razorbacks have an edge over the Commodores, 73.7 points per game to 60.5 points per game.

Vanderbilt StatSmack

  • Hunter Mickelson is ranked 8th in the SEC in blocks.
  • Arkansas has more wins against the RPI Top 50 than Vanderbilt this season (four vs. zero).
  • The Arkansas blocks leader (Hunter Mickelson, 39 blocks) has more blocks than the Vanderbilt blocks leader (Josh Henderson, 26 blocks).
  • Arkansas has a better overall winning percentage over the last 30 years (64.3 percent to 58.6 percent).
  • Arkansas has a much lower in-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Vanderbilt ($15,972 vs. $52,659).
  • Arkansas has an average margin of victory of 11 over Vanderbilt in 18 wins since 1990.
  • The Arkansas scoring leader (B.J. Young, 470 points) has more points than the Vanderbilt scoring leader (Kedren Johnson, 422 points).
  • It's only wins and losses, but Arkansas has a better overall record than Vanderbilt this season (19-13 vs. 15-16).
  • B.J. Young is ranked 5th in the SEC in points and 8th in the SEC in assists.
  • The Arkansas steals leader (Mardracus Wade, 54 steals) has more steals than the Vanderbilt steals leader (Kedren Johnson, 32 steals).
Vandy Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Kedren Johnson 32 14 4 4 1 0 3
C+ Rod Odom 30 10 4 1 0 1 1
C Dai-Jon Parker 28 6 4 2 1 0 2
C Kevin Bright 29 7 6 1 1 0 1
C Kyle Fuller 27 9 2 2 1 0 2
C- Sheldon Jeter 17 6 4 0 1 1 1
C- Josh Henderson 20 6 3 1 1 1 2
D+ Shelby Moats 17 3 3 1 0 0 1
D James Siakam 10 2 2 0 0 0 1
D- Carter Josephs 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
D- A.J. Astroth 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
ARK Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Marshawn Powell 25 15 5 1 1 1 2
B B.J. Young 28 15 4 3 1 0 2
C+ Coty Clarke 20 8 5 1 1 1 1
C Mardracus Wade 24 7 2 2 2 0 1
C H. Mickelson 17 6 3 1 1 1 1
C Michael Qualls 15 4 3 1 1 1 1
C- Rashad Madden 17 4 2 2 1 0 1
C- Rickey Scott 15 4 2 1 1 0 1
D+ Kikko Haydar 13 3 2 1 1 0 0
D+ Anthlon Bell 9 4 1 0 0 0 0
D+ J. Williams 10 3 2 1 0 0 1
D+ Fred Gulley 13 2 1 1 1 0 1
D D. Wagner 6 1 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
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