SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Vanderbilt at Florida

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Vanderbilt plays at Florida 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
Vanderbilt 0.440 0.338 0.681 222 829 283 108 97 313
Vanderbilt OPP 0.431 0.333 0.719 237 816 282 136 82 266
Florida 0.418 0.345 0.692 254 784 300 172 101 277
Florida OPP 0.419 0.321 0.701 246 812 266 133 66 365

Statistical Leaders

Vanderbilt Scoring Leaders

PLAYER PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Saben Lee 13.9 93 118 16
Simi Shittu 12.0 101 73 1
Aaron Nesmith 10.3 77 41 41
Matt Ryan 9.0 66 24 50
Joe Toye 8.7 65 36 33
Yanni Wetzell 5.2 41 31 6
Maxwell Evans 4.1 29 22 10
Matthew Moyer 4.0 26 22 9
Clevon Brown 3.3 32 11 2

Vanderbilt Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER ORB DRB TRB RPG
Simi Shittu 41 120 161 7.0
Aaron Nesmith 21 106 127 5.5
Saben Lee 11 69 80 3.5
Joe Toye 18 53 71 3.1
Yanni Wetzell 18 52 70 3.0
Matthew Moyer 28 33 61 2.9
Matt Ryan 11 52 63 2.7
Clevon Brown 28 31 59 2.6
Maxwell Evans 12 26 38 1.7

Florida Scoring Leaders

PLAYER PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
KeVaughn Allen 12.8 96 58 45
Noah Locke 11.6 88 25 66
Andrew Nembhard 7.3 61 22 23
Kevarrius Hayes 7.0 61 39 0
Keyontae Johnson 6.8 63 20 10
Jalen Hudson 6.7 53 29 19
Keith Stone 6.1 34 20 15
Deaundrae Ballard 5.8 48 12 19
Dontay Bassett 2.9 24 12 4
Mike Okauru 1.2 10 5 3

Florida Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER ORB DRB TRB RPG
Kevarrius Hayes 67 76 143 6.2
Keyontae Johnson 42 85 127 5.5
Keith Stone 21 46 67 3.9
KeVaughn Allen 5 58 63 2.7
Andrew Nembhard 4 58 62 2.7
Dontay Bassett 21 32 53 2.4
Jalen Hudson 18 38 56 2.4
Noah Locke 11 44 55 2.4
Deaundrae Ballard 16 26 42 1.9
Mike Okauru 2 14 16 0.7

NCAA RPI

Vanderbilt: 124
Florida: 41

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

Florida Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
#0 Mike Okauru G 6′-3″ 184 SO Raleigh, NC
#1 Chase Johnson F 6′-9″ 219 FR Ripley, WV
#2 Andrew Nembhard G 6′-5″ 191 FR Aurora, ON
#3 Jalen Hudson G 6′-6″ 195 SR Richmond, VA
#5 KeVaughn Allen G 6′-2″ 193 SR Little Rock, AR
#10 Noah Locke G 6′-3″ 205 FR Randallstown, MD
#11 Keyontae Johnson F 6′-5″ 225 FR Norfolk, VA
#12 Gorjok Gak C 6′-11″ 254 JR Sydney, NSW
#13 Kevarrius Hayes C 6′-9″ 227 SR Live Oak, FL
#14 Mak Krause G 6′-2″ 172 SR Atlanta, GA
#15 Isaiah Stokes F 6′-8″ 270 FR Memphis, TN
#21 Dontay Bassett F 6′-9″ 237 SO Oakland, CA
#22 Andrew Fava G 5′-10″ 171 SO Baltimore, MD
#24 Deaundrae Ballard G 6′-5″ 197 SO Atlanta, GA
#25 Keith Stone F 6′-8″ 253 JR Deerfield Beach, FL

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 L 88-83 (OT)
Jan 26 at Oklahoma L 86-55
Jan 29 vs Kentucky L 87-52
Feb 2 at Missouri L 77-67
Feb 5 at Arkansas L 69-66
Feb 9 vs Alabama L 77-67
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

Florida Schedule/Results

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
Nov 6 at Florida State L 81-60
Nov 9 vs Charleston So W 76-46
Nov 14 vs La Salle W 82-69
Nov 21* vs Oklahoma L 65-50
Nov 22* vs. Stanford W 72-49
Nov 23* vs Butler L 61-54
Nov 27 vs North Florida W 98-66
Dec 4* at West Virginia W 66-56
Dec 8 vs Michigan State L 63-59
Dec 18 vs Mercer W 71-63
Dec 22* vs FGCU W 77-56
Dec 29 vs Butler W 77-43
Jan 5 vs South Carolina L 71-69
Jan 9 at Arkansas W 57-51
Jan 12 vs Tennessee L 78-67
Jan 15 at Mississippi State L 71-68
Jan 19 at Georgia W 62-52
Jan 22 vs Texas A&M W 81-72
Jan 26 at TCU L 55-50
Jan 30 vs Ole Miss W 90-86 OT
Feb 2 vs Kentucky L 65-54
Feb 5 at Auburn L 76-62
Feb 9 at Tennessee L 73-61
Feb 13 vs Vanderbilt
Feb 16 at Alabama
Feb 20 at LSU
Feb 23 vs Missouri
Feb 27 at Vanderbilt
Mar 2 vs Georgia
Mar 6 vs LSU
Mar 9 at Kentucky

Vanderbilt-Florida Prediction

The Vanderbilt Commodores continue their pursuit of their first SEC win of the season. While no one would expect VU to win this game on Wednesday night in Gainesville, Florida is not quite the kind of team which makes that notion impossible. Florida lost at home to South Carolina in its SEC opener. The Gators almost lost at home to Ole Miss, and they have lost their biggest SEC home games of the season, to Kentucky and Tennessee. This is a team which does not finish games well and – after a loss at Tennessee this past Saturday – could be depressed and flat. Florida is not completely out of the NCAA Tournament hunt, though, and a loss here would be crushing for the Gators. Expect them to play with energy, which should be enough for them to handle a Vanderbilt offense which simply can’t score very reliably this year. Florida 68, Vanderbilt 60. (Matt Zemek)

This game tips off at 8:00 PM CT (9:00 PM ET). TV: ESPNU.

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