SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Vanderbilt at Florida

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Vanderbilt visits Florida on Saturday 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
Vanderbilt 0.430 0.330 0.682 218 788 285 169 88 307
Vanderbilt OPP 0.465 0.351 0.729 232 872 312 132 85 334
Florida 0.445 0.332 0.725 242 829 263 139 89 272
Florida OPP 0.414 0.320 0.731 220 764 263 132 60 303

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Statistical Leaders

Vanderbilt Scoring Leaders

PLAYER TEAM GP PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
PLAYER TEAM GP PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Saben Lee Vanderbilt 24 17.0 139.0 104 26
Scotty Pippen Jr. Vanderbilt 24 11.3 78.0 91 23
Maxwell Evans Vanderbilt 24 8.3 68.0 31 33
Dylan Disu Vanderbilt 24 6.9 56.0 18 36
Jordan Wright Vanderbilt 24 4.9 40.0 32 5
Ejike Obinna Vanderbilt 23 3.7 33.0 18 0
Matthew Moyer Vanderbilt 24 2.0 17.0 10 5

Vanderbilt Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG    
PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
Dylan Disu Vanderbilt 24 115.0 139.0 5.8
Ejike Obinna Vanderbilt 40 56.0 96.0 4.2
Maxwell Evans Vanderbilt 17 61.0 78.0 3.3
Saben Lee Vanderbilt 12 64.0 76.0 3.2
Scotty Pippen Jr. Vanderbilt 12 59.0 71.0 3.0
Aaron Nesmith Vanderbilt 11 57.0 68.0 4.9
Jordan Wright Vanderbilt 19 39.0 58.0 2.4
Clevon Brown Vanderbilt 22 32.0 54.0 6.0
Matthew Moyer Vanderbilt 10 43.0 53.0 2.2
Braelee Albert Vanderbilt 12 7.0 19.0 1.6
Oton Jankovic Vanderbilt 3 8.0 11.0 0.8
Jon Jossell Vanderbilt 0 3.0 3.0 0.6
Isaiah Rice Vanderbilt 1 0.0 1.0 0.1

Florida Scoring Leaders

PLAYER TEAM GP PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
PLAYER TEAM GP PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Kerry Blackshear Jr. Florida 23 13.8 88.0 121 20
Keyontae Johnson Florida 23 13.5 119.0 48 24
Andrew Nembhard Florida 23 11.4 99.0 42 23
Noah Locke Florida 23 10.0 79.0 16 55
Scottie Lewis Florida 22 8.0 55.0 53 13
Tre Mann Florida 21 5.1 38.0 17 14
Ques Glover Florida 23 5.0 47.0 13 9
Omar Payne Florida 23 4.5 46.0 11 0

Florida Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG    
PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
Kerry Blackshear Jr. Florida 59 127.0 186.0 8.1
Keyontae Johnson Florida 40 115.0 155.0 6.7
Omar Payne Florida 44 48.0 92.0 4.0
Scottie Lewis Florida 23 67.0 90.0 4.1
Andrew Nembhard Florida 3 65.0 68.0 3.0
Noah Locke Florida 4 57.0 61.0 2.7
Tre Mann Florida 4 34.0 38.0 1.8
Ques Glover Florida 6 20.0 26.0 1.1
Dontay Bassett Florida 11 14.0 25.0 2.1
Jason Jitoboh Florida 6 6.0 12.0 0.9
Gorjok Gak Florida 1 2.0 3.0 1.5

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NCAA RPI

Vanderbilt: 154

Florida: 44

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

Florida Roster

No. Name Pos. HT WT Class City-State
0 Ques Glover G 5′-11″ 176 FR Knoxville, TN
1 Tre Mann G 6′-4″ 172 FR Gainesville, FL
2 Andrew Nembhard G 6′-5″ 193 SO Aurora, ON
3 Alex Klatsky G 6′-3″ 189 FR Colts Neck, NJ
4 Anthony Duruji F 6′-7″ 213 JR Germantown, MD
5 Omar Payne F 6′-10″ 223 FR Kissimmee, FL
10 Noah Locke G 6′-3″ 207 SO Baltimore, MD
11 Keyontae Johnson F 6′-5″ 231 SO Norfolk, VA
12 Gorjok Gak C 6′-11″ 244 JR Sydney, NSW
21 Dontay Bassett F 6′-9″ 236 JR Oakland, CA
22 Tyree Appleby G 6′-1″ 163 JR Jacksonville, AR
23 Scottie Lewis G 6′-5″ 185 FR Hazlet, NJ
24 Kerry Blackshear Jr. F 6′-10″ 241 SR Orlando, FL
33 Jason Jitoboh C 6′-11″ 300 FR Chattanooga, TN

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Scouting Report


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).

Vanderbilt-Florida Prediction

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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