Vanderbilt: Vandy’s Aaron Nesmith (23 ppg) is the Commodore’s and SEC’s leading scorer, however, he is out for the season with an injury. In his absence Saben Lee (17.0 ppg) has taken over that role. Freshman forward Dylan Disu leads Vandy in rebounding 5.8 rpg. For the season Vandy is shooting 43.3% from the field, 33.0% from 3-point range and 68.2% from the free throw line. Vandy is eighth in the SEC in scoring averaging 72.3 points a game. The Commodores are 12th in the SEC in scoring defense allowing 74.3 point per contest. Vandy is dead last in field goal percentage defense (46.5%) and also last in 3-point shooting defense (35.1%).
Florida: Kerry Blackshear is the Gators top scorer so far this season averaging 13.8 points per game. He’s also the Gator’s top rebounder (8.1 rpg). The second top points producer is Keyontae Johnson (13.5 ppg). Team statistics wise, Florida doesn’t shine or struggle in any particular statistical category. In most stats the Gators are in the middle of the pack. Two areas the Gators somewhat stands out in is rebounding margin (5th, +2.8) and 3-point shooting (3rd, 33.2%). Florida does struggle in the area of blocks (9th, 3.9 bpg) and assists (13th, 11.4 apg) and steals (12th, 6.0 spg).
Florida 82, Vanderbilt 70
Saturday‘s game tips off at 8:00 p.m. ET (7 p.m. CT). TV: SEC Network.
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