SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: LSU at Vanderbilt

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LSU visits Vanderbilt on Wednesday in a key SEC basketball matchup. Look inside for a preview of the game along with a prediction of the game’s final score.

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Team Statistical Comparison

FG% 3PT% FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TO
LSU 0.480 0.309 0.767 260 848 278 139 92 289
LSU OPP 0.407 0.331 0.711 226 672 260 131 60 270
Vanderbilt 0.427 0.326 0.680 198 696 249 149 82 281
Vanderbilt OPP 0.462 0.349 0.718 204 754 275 119 63 299

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Statistical Leaders

LSU Scoring Leaders

PLAYER TEAM PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
PLAYER TEAM PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Skylar Mays LSU 15.3 109 76 27
Emmitt Williams LSU 13.7 104 76 4
Trendon Watford LSU 13.4 103 64 11
Javonte Smart LSU 12.1 93 43 26
Darius Days LSU 11.5 90 35 26
Charles Manning Jr. LSU 8.0 53 13 9
Aundre Hyatt LSU 2.2 17 2 10

LSU Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
Darius Days LSU 59 98 157 7.5
Trendon Watford LSU 44 109 153 7.3
Emmitt Williams LSU 55 89 144 6.9
Skylar Mays LSU 12 85 97 4.6
Javonte Smart LSU 14 61 75 3.6
Aundre Hyatt LSU 12 37 49 2.3
Charles Manning Jr. LSU 9 40 49 3.1
Marlon Taylor LSU 17 31 48 4.4
Courtese Cooper LSU 4 9 13 1.6
Marshall Graves LSU 0 6 6 0.5
James Bishop LSU 1 3 4 0.3

Vanderbilt Scoring Leaders

PLAYER TEAM PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
PLAYER TEAM PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Saben Lee Vanderbilt 16.0 115 84 21
Scotty Pippen Jr. Vanderbilt 11.2 66 85 19
Maxwell Evans Vanderbilt 7.2 52 25 23
Dylan Disu Vanderbilt 6.5 46 17 28
Jordan Wright Vanderbilt 4.2 28 29 4
Ejike Obinna Vanderbilt 3.6 29 14 0
Matthew Moyer Vanderbilt 2.1 16 8 5

Vanderbilt Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
Dylan Disu Vanderbilt 23 100 123 5.9
Ejike Obinna Vanderbilt 34 47 81 4.1
Maxwell Evans Vanderbilt 16 54 70 3.3
Aaron Nesmith Vanderbilt 11 57 68 4.9
Saben Lee Vanderbilt 10 56 66 3.1
Scotty Pippen Jr. Vanderbilt 12 54 66 3.1
Clevon Brown Vanderbilt 22 32 54 6.0
Matthew Moyer Vanderbilt 10 35 45 2.1
Jordan Wright Vanderbilt 17 28 45 2.1
Braelee Albert Vanderbilt 8 3 11 1.2
Oton Jankovic Vanderbilt 3 7 10 0.8
Jon Jossell Vanderbilt 0 3 3 0.8
Isaiah Rice Vanderbilt 1 0 1 0.1

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NCAA RPI

LSU: 22

Vanderbilt: 169

LSU Roster

No. Name Pos. HT WT Class City-State
0 Darius Days F 6′-6″ 240 SO Raleigh, FL
1 Javonte Smart G 6′-4″ 205 SO Baton Rouge, LA
2 Trendon Watford F 6′-9″ 235 FR Birmingham, AL
3 Parker Edwards G 6′-3″ 190 SO Mandeville, LA
4 Skylar Mays G 6′-4″ 205 SR Baton Rouge, LA
5 Emmitt Williams F 6′-6″ 230 SO Fort Myers, FL
10 James Bishop G 6′-2″ 190 FR Baltimore, MD
11 Charles Manning Jr. G 6′-5″ 200 JR Riverhead, NY
12 Marshall Graves G 6′-4″ 195 SR Ponchatoula, LA
14 Marlon Taylor G 6′-5″ 210 SR Mount Vernon, NY
15 Aundre Hyatt F 6′-4″ 225 FR Bronx, NY
20 Caleb Starks G 6′-3″ 205 JR Lafayette, LA
21 Courtese Cooper F 6′-9″ 220 SO Elgin, IL
24 Deshawn Thomas C 6′-9″ 250 JR Dentsville, SC

Vanderbilt Roster

No. Name Pos. HT WT Class City-State
0 Saben Lee G 6′-2″ 183 JR Phoenix, AZ
1 Dylan Disu F 6′-9″ 220 FR Pflugerville, TX
2 Scotty Pippen Jr. G 6′-1″ 170 FR Los Angeles, CA
3 Maxwell Evans G 6′-2″ 190 JR Houston, TX
4 Jordan Wright G 6′-5″ 226 FR Baton Rouge, LA
5 D.J. Harvey G 6′-6″ 235 SO Bowie, MD
10 Drew Weikert G 6′-0″ 170 SO Nashville, TN
13 Matthew Moyer F 6′-8″ 229 JR Gahanna, OH
14 Isaiah Rice G 5′-11″ 195 JR Indianapolis, IN
15 Clevon Brown F 6′-8″ 232 SR San Antonio, TX
20 Trace Arbuckle G 6′-2″ 170 JR Carmel, IN
21 Jon Jossell G 5′-9″ 160 SR Arcadia, OK
24 Aaron Nesmith F 6′-6″ 213 SO Charleston, SC
42 Quentin Millora-Brown F 6′-10″ 229 FR Lorton, VA
50 Ejike Obinna F 6′-10″ 243 SO Enugu, Nigeria
55 Oton Jankovic F 6′-10″ 212 FR Napa, CA

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Scouting Report


LSU (17-4, 8-0 SEC) defeated Ole Miss 73-63 on Saturday in Baton Rouge. The Tigers dominated this game leading all but a couple of minutes early in the first half. LSU led by as much as 24 points in the first half before going to halftime up 40-20. In the second half Ole Miss was more competitive and narrowed the LSU lead to as much as 8 points just over 3 minutes into the second half. The Tigers stormed back, however, to re-extend their lead to as much as 21 points. Javonte Smart led the Tigers with 21 points. Devontae Shuler topped the Rebels with 28. Shuler was 5 of 9 from 3-point range. LSU won this game at the line (23 of 34) and by outrebounding Ole Miss 42-30.

LSU averages 80.1 points per game, second in the SEC. The Tigers are allowing opponents 69.9 points per contest, 11th in the league. LSU as a team shoots 48% from the field, 30.7% from 3-point range, and 77.5% from the line. Skylar Mays leads the Tigers in scoring averaging 15.3 points per game. Darius Days paces the Tigers in rebounding averaging almost 7.5 boards a game.

Vanderbilt (8-13, 0-8 SEC) fell to Florida 61-55 on Saturday in Nashville. Florida held the lead through most of the first half leading by as much as eight points. The Gators would lead 26-21 at the half. In the second half the Gators built an 51-34 lead at 8:26 mark. However, vandy would battle back and cut the Gator lead to as little as five before time ran out of the Commodores. Scotty Pippen Jr. led the Commodores with 15 points. Keyontae Johnson topped the Gators with 20 points. The Gators out-shot the Commodores from both 3-point range (39.1% to 23.3%) and in field goals (40.7% to 37.8%). The made 75% of free throws compared to the Gators 61.5%.

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 (16.0 ppg) has taken over that role. Freshman forward Dylan Disu leads Vandy in rebounding 5.9 rpg. For the season Vandy is shooting 42.7% from the field, 32.6% from 3-point range and 68.0% from the free throw line. Vandy is eighth in the SEC in scoring averaging 72.9 points a game. The Commodores are 12th in the SEC in scoring defense allowing 73.9 point per contest. Vandy is dead last in field goal percentage defense (46.4%) and last in 3-point shooting defense (34.8%).

Vandy seems to be improving a little but they have a ways to go to catch up with LSU. Tigers likely win by double digits.

LSU-Vanderbilt Prediction

LSU 80, Vanderbilt 67


Wednesday‘s game tips off at 9:00 p.m. ET (8 p.m. CT). TV: SEC Network.

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