SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Vanderbilt at Alabama

Vanderbilt-Alabama

Vanderbilt plays at Alabama on Saturday 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
Vanderbilt 0.429 0.327 0.684 255 943 311 121 104 363
Vanderbilt OPP 0.424 0.329 0.724 268 922 308 164 93 296
Alabama 0.451 0.339 0.682 290 970 324 113 130 350
Alabama OPP 0.446 0.339 0.705 254 872 292 155 105 315

Statistical Leaders

Vanderbilt Scoring Leaders

PLAYER PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Saben Lee 12.9 99 121 17
Aaron Nesmith 11.5 94 62 49
Simi Shittu 11.4 109 77 1
Matt Ryan 8.7 73 24 57
Joe Toye 7.8 67 36 33
Yanni Wetzell 5.1 47 33 6
Matthew Moyer 3.8 28 24 10
Maxwell Evans 3.7 30 23 10
Clevon Brown 3.3 35 13 2

Vanderbilt Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER OR DR TR RPG
Simi Shittu 43 132 175 6.7
Aaron Nesmith 30 125 155 6.0
Saben Lee 12 84 96 3.7
Yanni Wetzell 22 61 83 3.2
Joe Toye 21 57 78 3.0
Matt Ryan 12 61 73 2.8
Clevon Brown 33 35 68 2.6
Matthew Moyer 31 35 66 2.8
Maxwell Evans 12 27 39 1.6
Darius Garland 2 17 19 3.8

Alabama Scoring Leaders

PLAYER PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Kira Lewis Jr. 14.0 123 76 42
John Petty 11.0 99 41 47
Donta Hall 10.7 105 68 1
Tevin Mack 9.1 91 21 34
Dazon Ingram 7.5 55 63 15
Herbert Jones 6.1 57 42 3
Alex Reese 5.5 41 34 17
Galin Smith 3.8 37 13 0
Avery Johnson Jr. 1.8 18 7 3

Alabama Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER OR DR TR RPG
Donta Hall 69 149 218 8.4
John Petty 16 88 104 4.0
Tevin Mack 26 71 97 3.7
Dazon Ingram 23 73 96 3.8
Herbert Jones 31 65 96 3.7
Kira Lewis Jr. 8 54 62 2.4
Riley Norris 16 42 58 3.2
Alex Reese 19 33 52 2.2
Galin Smith 24 28 52 2.3
Avery Johnson Jr. 4 20 24 0.9
Daniel Giddens 10 8 18 1.8
Britton Johnson 0 1 1 0.2
Lawson Schaffer 0 1 1 0.1

NCAA RPI

Vanderbilt: 132
Alabama: 52

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
#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

Alabama Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
#0 Donta Hall F 6′-9″ 230 SR Luverne, AL
#1 Riley Norris G 6′-7″ 212 SR Albertville, AL
#2 Kira Lewis Jr. G 6′-3″ 167 FR Meridianville, AL
#3 Alex Reese F 6′-9″ 238 SO Pelham, AL
#4 Daniel Giddens F 6′-11″ 247 JR Mableton, GA
#5 Avery Johnson Jr. G 5′-11″ 187 SR Houston, TX
#10 Herbert Jones G 6′-7″ 206 SO Greensboro, AL
#12 Dazon Ingram G 6′-5″ 210 JR Theodore, AL
#13 Javian Davis-Fleming F 6′-9″ 268 FR Canton, MS
#15 Tyler Barnes F 6′-8″ 205 SO Louisville, KY
#21 Britton Johnson G 6′-4″ 182 FR Mountain Brook, AL
#22 Diante Wood G 6′-4″ 206 FR Anniston, AL
#23 John Petty G 6′-5″ 197 SO Huntsville, AL
#24 Lawson Schaffer G 5′-11″ 168 SR Cullman, AL
#30 Galin Smith F 6′-9″ 245 SO Clinton, MS
#34 Tevin Mack G 6′-6″ 225 JR Columbia, SC

Vanderbilt Schedule/Results

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
6-Nov vs Winthrop W 92-79
11-Nov at USC W 82-78
16-Nov vs Alcorn State W 79-54
19-Nov vs Liberty W 79-70
23-Nov vs Kent State L 77-75
27-Nov vs Savannah State W 120-85
Dec 1* at NC State L 80-65
5-Dec vs Mid Tennessee W 79-51
17-Dec vs Arizona State W 81-65
Dec 22* at Kansas State L 69-58
29-Dec vs Tennessee St W 95-76
31-Dec vs UNC Asheville W 90-59
5-Jan vs Ole Miss L 81-71
9-Jan at Georgia L 82-63
12-Jan at Kentucky L 56-47
16-Jan vs South Carolina L 74-71
19-Jan vs Mississippi State L 71-55
23-Jan vs Tennessee L 88-83 (OT)
26-Jan at Oklahoma L 86-55
29-Jan vs Kentucky L 87-52
2-Feb at Missouri L 77-67
5-Feb at Arkansas L 69-66
9-Feb vs Alabama L 77-67
13-Feb at Florida L 66-57
16-Feb vs Auburn L 64-53
19-Feb at Tennessee L 58-46
23-Feb at Alabama
27-Feb vs Florida
2-Mar at Texas A&M
6-Mar vs Arkansas
9-Mar at LSU

Alabama Schedule/Results

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
6-Nov vs Southern W 82-62
11-Nov vs Appalachian St W 81-73
15-Nov at Northeastern L 68-52
26-Nov vs Murray State W 78-72
29-Nov at UCF L 70-64
4-Dec vs Georgia State L 83-80
9-Dec vs Arizona W 76-73
Dec 18* vs Liberty W 84-75
21-Dec vs Penn State W 73-64
30-Dec at SF Austin W 79-69
5-Jan vs Kentucky W 77-75
8-Jan at LSU L 88-79
12-Jan vs Texas A&M L 81-80
16-Jan at Missouri W 70-69
19-Jan at Tennessee L 71-68
22-Jan vs Ole Miss W 74-53
26-Jan at Baylor L 73-68
29-Jan vs Mississippi State W 83-79
2-Feb at Auburn L 84-63
6-Feb vs Georgia W 89-74
9-Feb at Vanderbilt W 77-67
12-Feb at Mississippi State L 81-62
16-Feb vs Florida L 71-53
19-Feb at Texas A&M L 65-56
23-Feb vs Vanderbilt
26-Feb at South Carolina
2-Mar vs LSU
5-Mar vs Auburn
9-Mar at Arkansas

Vanderbilt-Alabama Prediction

The Vanderbilt Commodores keep playing really good defense and really bad offense, and the offense continues to be bad enough to exceed the defense’s achievements and merits. VU keeps living the same Groundhog Day scenario over and over again. It can’t get out of this nightmare, and on Saturday, it faces an opponent which simply has to win if it expects to be in the NCAA Tournament. Alabama might still be in the field of 68 as of right now, but a loss at home to Vanderbilt – on the heels of getting swept by Texas A&M and losing at home to bubble-hugging Florida – will push Bama to the bad side of the bubble. The Crimson Tide simply can’t lose to an opponent with zero SEC wins. It will kill their resume. Alabama will win this game if only because it absolutely has to, and that’s not an exaggeration. Alabama 63, Vanderbilt 57. (Matt Zemek)

This game tips off at 5:00 PM CT (6:00 PM ET). TV: ESPNU.

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