SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Florida at Vanderbilt

Florida-Vanderbilt basketball preview

The Florida Gators visit the Vanderbilt Commodores on Saturday in Nashville in an all-important SEC basketball matchup. Look inside for a preview of the game, including key players, a statistical comparison, team schedules, injury reports, game TV information, and a final score prediction.

John H. Sanford, 14Powers SEC Basketball

Venue

Florida

Arena Name: Stephen C. O’Connell Center

Capacity: 10,133

Year Opened: 1980

Stephen C. O'connell Center

Game Date/Time

Saturday, February 25, 2023, 6:00 PM ET

Team Statistical Comparison

Scoring Offense
Scoring Defense
Scoring Margin
Winning %
Field Goal %
Free Throw %
Three Point %
FT Made P/G
Three Pointers P/G
FT Attempts P/G
3-Point Attempts P/G
FG % Defense
3-Point % Defense
Fouls Per Game
Rebound Margin
Rebounds (Off.) P/G
Rebounds (Def) P/G
Rebounds Per Game
Assist/Turnover Ratio
TOs Forced P/G
Effective FG pct
Vanderbilt
71.4
71.7
-0.3
53.8
41.9
71.3
32.8
13.1
8.3
18.3
25.3
43.6
31.7
16.3
1.3
11.77
25.31
37.08
1.08
10.27
0.489
Florida
71.8
66.9
4.9
53.8
43.8
73
32.3
14.9
6.6
20.4
20.5
40.2
32.6
16
-2.1
8.31
27.5
35.81
1.11
12.19
0.495

Players and Stats

Vanderbilt

Player # Class Pos Height Weight  
Liam Robbins 21 SR F 7-0 235 14.7 Pts, 6.6 Reb, 1.1 Ast
Tyrin Lawrence 0 JR G 6-4 190 11.1 Pts, 4.0 Reb, 1.8 Ast
Myles Stute 10 JR F 6-7 215 9.5 Pts, 5.2 Reb, 0.7 Ast
Ezra Manjon 5 SR G 5-11 170 8.8 Pts, 2.8 Reb, 3.6 Ast
Jordan Wright 4 SR G 5-7 10.0 Pts, 4.5 Reb, 2.0 Ast
Trey Thomas 12 JR G 5-11 165 6.7 Pts, 2.0 Reb, 1.0 Ast
Colin Smith 1 FR F 6-8 215 3.8 Pts, 2.5 Reb, 0.7 Ast
Quentin Millora-Brown 42 SR F 6-10 229 3.4 Pts, 3.9 Reb, 0.7 Ast
Emmanuel Ansong 20 SR F 6-4 195 2.7 Pts, 1.9 Reb, 0.2 Ast
Noah Shelby 2 FR G 6-3 180 3.7 Pts, 0.5 Reb, 0.2 Ast
Malik Dia 23 FR F 6-9 240 3.1 Pts, 1.7 Reb, 0.3 Ast
Paul Lewis 3 FR G 6-2 170 2.6 Pts, 1.0 Reb, 0.7 Ast
Lee Dort 34 FR F 6-10 255 2.1 Pts, 2.6 Reb, 0.2 Ast
Miles Keeffe 25 FR G 6-5 185 0.7 Pts, 0.5 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Graham Calton 22 SO G 6-5 200 0.0 Pts, 0.2 Reb, 0.3 Ast
Adrian Samuels 11 FR G 6-5 170 0.0 Pts, 0.0 Reb, 0.0 Ast

Florida

Player # Class Pos Height Weight  
Colin Castleton 12 SR F 6-11 231 16.0 Pts, 7.7 Reb, 2.7 Ast
Will Richard 5 SO G 6-5 195 10.3 Pts, 4.4 Reb, 0.8 Ast
Kyle Lofton 11 SR G 6-3 190 8.9 Pts, 3.1 Reb, 3.4 Ast
Kowacie Reeves 14 SO G 6-6 182 8.7 Pts, 2.8 Reb, 0.6 Ast
Riley Kugel 24 FR G 6-5 207 7.6 Pts, 2.6 Reb, 0.9 Ast
Trey Bonham 2 JR G 6-0 170 6.3 Pts, 2.1 Reb, 1.3 Ast
Alex Fudge 3 SO F 6-8 185 6.3 Pts, 4.7 Reb, 0.4 Ast
Myreon Jones 0 SR G 6-3 180 5.3 Pts, 3.1 Reb, 2.1 Ast
Jason Jitoboh 33 SR C 6-11 285 2.4 Pts, 1.3 Reb, 0.4 Ast
CJ Felder 1 SR F 6-7 230 2.5 Pts, 3.1 Reb, 0.3 Ast
Denzel Aberdeen 10 FR G 6-5 189 1.5 Pts, 0.3 Reb, 0.1 Ast
Niels Lane 4 JR G 6-5 206 1.3 Pts, 0.6 Reb, 0.1 Ast
Aleksander Szymczyk 13 FR F 6-10 240 0.9 Pts, 0.3 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Alex Klatsky 21 JR G 6-4 185 0.6 Pts, 0.0 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Jack May 20 SO G 6-4 175 0.4 Pts, 0.2 Reb, 0.0 Ast

Stats from 2/17/2023 due to power outages

College Basketball Ratings

Rating Vanderbilt Florida
ESPN BPI 90 46
Sagarin 81 54
Massey Composite 80 57

Vanderbilt vs. Florida Basketball Series History

Florida leads 72-71

Vanderbilt Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
0 Tyrin Lawrence G 6′-4″ 200 JR Monticello, GA
1 Colin Smith F 6′-8″ 215 FR Dallas, TX
2 Noah Shelby G 6′-3″ 180 FR Mckinney, TX
3 Paul Lewis G 6′-2″ 170 FR Woodbridge, VA
4 Jordan Wright G 6′-6″ 220 SR Baton Rouge, LA
5 Ezra Manjon G 6′-0″ 170 SR Antioch, CA
10 Myles Stute F 6′-7″ 215 JR Washington, DC
11 Adrian Samuels G 6′-5″ 170 FR Nashville, TN
12 Trey Thomas G 6′-0″ 160 JR Durham, ON
20 Emmanuel Ansong F 6′-4″ 195 SR Bordentown, NJ
21 Liam Robbins F 7′-0″ 250 SR Davenport, IA
22 Graham Calton G 6′-6″ 205 SO Charlotte, NC
23 Malik Dia F 6′-9″ 240 FR Murfreesboro, TN
25 Miles Keeffe G 6′-5″ 185 FR Novato, CA
34 Lee Dort F 6′-10″ 255 FR Mckinney, TX
42 Quentin Millora-Brown F 6′-10″ 245 SR Lorton, VA

Florida Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
0 Myreon Jones G 6′-3″ 177 SR Birmingham, AL
1 CJ Felder F 6′-7″ 240 SR Sumter, SC
2 Trey Bonham G 6′-0″ 170 JR Mobile, AL
3 Alex Fudge F 6′-9″ 194 SO Jacksonville, FL
4 Niels Lane G 6′-5″ 215 JR Freehold, NJ
5 Will Richard G 6′-4″ 206 SO Fairburn, GA
10 Denzel Aberdeen G 6′-5″ 189 FR Orlando, FL
11 Kyle Lofton G 6′-3″ 186 SR Hillside, NJ
12 Colin Castleton F 6′-11″ 240 SR Deland, FL
13 Aleks Szymczyk F 6′-10″ 233 FR
14 Kowacie Reeves G 6′-6″ 190 SO Macon, GA
20 Jack May G 6′-4″ 195 SO Boca Raton, FL
21 Alex Klatsky G 6′-4″ 206 JR Colts Neck, NJ
24 Riley Kugel G 6′-5″ 207 FR Orlando, FL
33 Jason Jitoboh C 6′-11″ 300 SR

Vanderbilt Schedule/Results

Date Visitor PTs Home PTs
11/7/2022 Memphis 76 Vanderbilt 67
11/11/2022 Southern Miss 60 Vanderbilt 48
11/15/2022 Vanderbilt 89 Temple 87
11/18/2022 Morehead St 43 Vanderbilt 76
11/23/2022 Saint Mary’s 75 Vanderbilt 65
11/24/2022 Fresno St 59 Vanderbilt 67
11/30/2022 Vanderbilt 65 VCU 70
12/3/2022 Wofford 62 Vanderbilt 65
12/7/2022 Pitt 74 Vanderbilt 75
12/9/2022 Grambling 64 Vanderbilt 62
12/17/2022 NC State 70 Vanderbilt 66
12/22/2022 Alabama A&M 62 Vanderbilt 70
12/30/2022 SE Louisiana 55 Vanderbilt 93
1/3/2023 South Carolina 79 Vanderbilt 84
1/7/2023 Vanderbilt 82 Missouri 85
1/10/2023 Vanderbilt 68 Tennessee 77
1/14/2023 Arkansas 84 Vanderbilt 97
1/17/2023 Alabama 78 Vanderbilt 66
1/21/2023 Vanderbilt 85 Georgia 82
1/24/2023 Kentucky 69 Vanderbilt 53
1/28/2023 Vanderbilt 66 Texas A&M 72
1/31/2023 Vanderbilt 44 Alabama 101
2/4/2023 Ole Miss 71 Vanderbilt 74
2/8/2023 Tennessee 65 Vanderbilt 66
2/11/2023 Vanderbilt 88 Florida 80
2/14/2023 Vanderbilt 75 South Carolina 64
2/18/2023 Auburn 65 Vanderbilt 67
2/22/2023 Vanderbilt 77 LSU 84
2/25/2023 Florida Vanderbilt
3/1/2023 Vanderbilt Kentucky
3/4/2023 Mississippi State Vanderbilt
3/9/2023 to 3/13/2023 SEC Tournament, Tampa, FL Tampa, FL
3/14/2023 to 4/3/2023 NCAA Tournament

Florida Schedule/Results

Date Visitor PTs Home PTs
11/7/2022 Stony Brook 45 Florida 81
11/11/2022 Kennesaw St 78 Florida 88
11/14/2022 FAU 76 Florida 74
11/18/2022 Florida 76 Florida State 67
11/24/2022 Florida 83 Xavier 90
11/25/2022 Oregon St 68 Florida 81
11/30/2022 FAMU 62 Florida 102
12/4/2022 Stetson 51 Florida 89
12/7/2022 UConn 75 Florida 54
12/14/2022 Ohio 48 Florida 82
12/20/2022 Florida 53 Oklahoma 62
12/28/2022 Florida 58 Auburn 61
1/4/2023 Texas A&M 66 Florida 63
1/7/2023 Georgia 75 Florida 82
1/10/2023 Florida 67 LSU 56
1/14/2023 Missouri 64 Florida 73
1/18/2023 Florida 52 Texas A&M 54
1/21/2023 Florida 61 Mississippi State 59
1/25/2023 South Carolina 60 Florida 81
1/28/2023 Florida 50 Kansas St 64
2/1/2023 Tennessee 54 Florida 67
2/4/2023 Florida 67 Kentucky 72
2/8/2023 Florida 69 Alabama 97
2/11/2023 Vanderbilt 88 Florida 80
2/15/2023 Ole Miss 64 Florida 79
2/18/2023 Florida 65 Arkansas 84
2/22/2023 Kentucky 82 Florida 74
2/25/2023 Florida Vanderbilt
2/28/2023 Florida Georgia
3/4/2023 LSU Florida
3/9/2023 to 3/13/2023 SEC Tournament, Tampa, FL Tampa, FL
3/14/2023 to 4/3/2023 NCAA Tournament

Injuries and Suspensions

Vanderbilt

[F] Lee Dort (Foot) – Out

Florida

[F] Colin Castleton (Hand) – Out

Source: statfox.com

Vanderbilt-Florida Prediction

Florida 78, Vanderbilt 77

Score prediction for entertainment purposes only.

Saturday‘s game tips off at 6:00 PM ET. TV: ESPN2.

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