SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Tennessee at Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt-Tennessee

Top ranked Tennessee plays at Vanderbilt on Wednesday in a key SEC basketball matchup. Look inside for a preview of the game along with a final score prediction.

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Team Statistical Comparison

FG% 3PT% FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TO
Tennessee 0.511 0.364 0.759 183 675 340 101 100 199
Tennessee OPP 0.381 0.305 0.641 205 577 204 110 30 237
Vanderbilt 0.446 0.330 0.694 178 644 216 81 75 219
Vanderbilt OPP 0.414 0.313 0.695 189 613 190 101 56 206

NCAA RPI

Tennessee: 4
Vanderbilt: 91

Tennessee Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
#0 Jordan Bone G 6′-3″ 174 JR Nashville, TN
#1 Lamonte Turner G 6′-2″ 195 JR Florence, AL
#2 Grant Williams F 6′-7″ 236 JR Charlotte, NC
#4 Jacob Fleschman G 6′-3″ 170 SO Austin, TX
#5 Admiral Schofield G 6′-6″ 241 SR Zion, IL
#10 John Fulkerson F 6′-9″ 197 SO Kingsport, TN
#11 Kyle Alexander F 6′-11″ 215 SR Milton, ON
#12 Brad Woodson G 6′-1″ 177 SR Murfreesboro, TN
#13 Jalen Johnson G 6′-6″ 187 SO Durham, NC
#15 Derrick Walker F 6′-8″ 236 SO Kansas City, MO
#23 Jordan Bowden G 6′-5″ 193 JR Knoxville, TN
#24 Lucas Campbell G 6′-4″ 185 SR Knoxville, TN
#32 D.J. Burns F 6′-9″ 272 FR Rock Hill, SC
#33 Zach Kent F 6′-11″ 225 SO Magnolia, DE
#34 Brock Jancek F 6′-8″ 212 FR Knoxville, TN
#35 Yves Pons F 6′-6″ 209 SO Fuveau, France

Vanderbilt Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
#0 Saben Lee G 6′-2″ 183 SO Phoenix, AZ
#1 Yanni Wetzell F 6′-10″ 240 JR Auckland, NZ
#2 Joe Toye G 6′-7″ 210 SR Chicago, IL
#3 Maxwell Evans G 6′-2″ 192 SO Houston, TX
#10 Darius Garland G 6′-2″ 175 FR Nashville, TN
#11 Simisola Shittu F 6′-10″ 240 FR Burlington, ON
#13 Matthew Moyer F 6′-8″ 217 SO Gahanna, OH
#14 Isaiah Rice G 5′-11″ 195 SO Indianapolis, IN
#15 Clevon Brown F 6′-8″ 240 JR San Antonio, TX
#24 Aaron Nesmith F 6′-6″ 213 FR Charleston, SC
#30 Mac Hunt G 6′-6″ 182 FR Chattanooga, TN
#32 Matt Ryan F 6′-8″ 209 JR Cortlandt Manor, NY
#50 Ejike Obinna F 6′-10″ 234 SO Enugu, Nigeria

Tennessee Schedule/Results

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
Nov 6 vs Lenoir Rhyne W 86-41
Nov 9 vs Louisiana W 87-65
Nov 13 vs Georgia Tech W 66-53
Nov 21* at Louisville W 92-81
Nov 23* vs Kansas L 87-81
Nov 28 vs E Kentucky W 95-67
Dec 2 vs Texas A&M-CC W 79-51
Dec 9* vs Gonzaga W 76-73
Dec 15 at Memphis W 102-92
Dec 19 vs Samford W 83-70
Dec 22 vs Wake Forest W 83-64
Dec 29 vs Tenn Tech W 96-53
Jan 5 vs Georgia W 96-50
Jan 8 at Missouri W 87-63
Jan 12 at Florida W 78-67
Jan 15 vs Arkansas W 106-87
Jan 19 vs Alabama W 71-68
Jan 23 at Vanderbilt
Jan 26 vs West Virginia
Jan 29 at South Carolina
Feb 2 at Texas A&M
Feb 5 vs Missouri
Feb 9 vs Florida
Feb 13 vs South Carolina
Feb 16 at Kentucky
Feb 19 vs Vanderbilt
Feb 23 at LSU
Feb 27 at Ole Miss
Mar 2 vs Kentucky
Mar 5 vs Mississippi State
Mar 9 at Auburn

Vanderbilt Schedule/Results

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
Nov 6 vs Winthrop W 92-79
Nov 11 at USC W 82-78
Nov 16 vs Alcorn State W 79-54
Nov 19 vs Liberty W 79-70
Nov 23 vs Kent State L 77-75
Nov 27 vs Savannah State W 120-85
Dec 1* at NC State L 80-65
Dec 5 vs Mid Tennessee W 79-51
Dec 17 vs Arizona State W 81-65
Dec 22* at Kansas State L 69-58
Dec 29 vs Tennessee St W 95-76
Dec 31 vs UNC Asheville W 90-59
Jan 5 vs Ole Miss L 81-71
Jan 9 at Georgia L 82-63
Jan 12 at Kentucky L 56-47
Jan 16 vs South Carolina L 74-71
Jan 19 vs Mississippi State L 71-55
Jan 23 vs Tennessee
Jan 26 at Oklahoma
Jan 29 vs Kentucky
Feb 2 at Missouri
Feb 5 at Arkansas
Feb 9 vs Alabama
Feb 13 at Florida
Feb 16 vs Auburn
Feb 19 at Tennessee
Feb 23 at Alabama
Feb 27 vs Florida
Mar 2 at Texas A&M
Mar 6 vs Arkansas
Mar 9 at LSU

Tennessee-Vanderbilt Prediction

What a time to be alive: The Tennessee Volunteers are the No. 1 team in the country, and their first game with a big, fat “(1)” next to their name in a box score is in Memorial Gym, where Vanderbilt will go all-in to pull the huge upset in a rivalry game. The problem for Vanderbilt is that it simply isn’t as good as the Alabama team which was able to nearly upend the Vols in Thompson-Boling Arena over the weekend. VU was hammered by Mississippi State at home this past Saturday. That could lead many observers to think that Tennessee will win this game by 25. Rivalry-game forces will probably prevent that blowout from happening, but the gap in talent is still too great to think VU can win this game outright. No blowout here, but not a nail-biter, either. Tennessee 79, Vanderbilt 71. (Matt Zemek)

Game time: 7 ET, 6 CT, on ESPN2

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