SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Vanderbilt at Missouri

Missouri-Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt plays at Missouri 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 1127 466 498 0.683 204 740 250 95 84
Vanderbilt OPP 0.430 0.321 0.716 207 708 239 124 73 233
Missouri 1032 433 338 0.695 189 666 205 90 32
Missouri OPP 0.427 0.328 0.672 179 629 227 116 61 243

NCAA RPI

Vanderbilt: 114
Missouri: 92

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

Missouri Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
#0 Torrence Watson G 6′-5″ 200 FR St. Louis, MO
#1 Xavier Pinson G 6′-2″ 170 FR Chicago, IL
#2 K.J. Santos G 6′-8″ 220 SO Geneva, IL
#3 Ronnie Suggs G 6′-6″ 190 JR Washington, MO
#4 Javon Pickett G 6′-4″ 207 FR Belleville, IL
#5 Mitchell Smith F 6′-10″ 215 SO Van Buren, AR
#10 Evan Yerkes G 6′-3″ 180 FR Tinley Park, IL
#11 Jontay Porter F 6′-11″ 240 SO Columbia, MO
#12 Dru Smith G 6′-3″ 200 JR Evansville, IN
#13 Mark Smith G 6′-4″ 220 SO Edwardsville, IL
#14 Reed Nikko F 6′-10″ 250 JR Maple Grove, MN
#15 Jordan Geist G 6′-2″ 180 SR Fort Wayne, IN
#23 Jeremiah Tilmon F 6′-10″ 252 SO East Saint Louis, IL
#24 Kevin Puryear F 6′-7″ 238 SR Blue Springs, MO
#25 Brooks Ford G 6′-0″ 170 FR St. Louis, MO
#32 Adam Wolf F 6′-7″ 219 SR Beaver Dam, WI
#33 Cullen VanLeer G 6′-4″ 208 SR Pacific, MO
#42 Parker Braun F 6′-8″ 205 FR Overland Park, KS
#55 Christian Guess G 6′-5″ 180 FR Cleveland, OH

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
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

Missouri Schedule/Results

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
Nov 6 vs Cent Arkansas W 68-55
Nov 9 at Iowa State L 76-59
Nov 16* vs Kennesaw State W 55-52
Nov 27 vs Temple W 79-77
Dec 2 vs UCF W 64-62
Dec 4 vs UT Arlington W 65-45
Dec 7 vs Oral Roberts W 80-64
Dec 18 vs Xavier W 71-56
Dec 22* vs Illinois W 79-63
Dec 29 vs Morehead State W 75-61
Jan 8 vs Tennessee L 87-63
Jan 13 at South Carolina L 85-75
Jan 16 vs Alabama L 70-69
Jan 19 at Texas A&M W 66-43
Jan 23 at Arkansas L 72-60
Jan 26 vs LSU L 86-80
Jan 30 at Auburn L 92-58
Feb 2 vs Vanderbilt
Feb 5 at Tennessee
Feb 9 vs Texas A&M
Feb 12 vs Arkansas
Feb 16 at Ole Miss
Feb 19 vs Kentucky
Feb 23 at Florida
Feb 26 at Mississippi State
Mar 2 vs South Carolina
Mar 6 at Georgia
Mar 9 vs Ole Miss

Vanderbilt-Missouri Prediction

This will be the saddest SEC basketball game before SEC Tournament Wednesday and those two lonely, nobody-wants-to-play first-round SEC Tournament games in early March. Vanderbilt is clearly the worst team in the SEC, going through the worst stretch of an utterly miserable season which has been derailed by the Darius Garland injury. Missouri lost Jontay Porter before the season due to injury. It blew a big late lead a week ago against LSU. Now comes the news of the NCAA penalties against multiple Mizzou programs – basketball might not have been affected, but morale on the Missouri campus cannot be very high right now. The atmosphere in Columbia does not figure to be electric. This is a pride game in which two teams will try to block out recent sufferings and display as much effort as possible. Vanderbilt will probably fall short. Missouri 62, Vanderbilt 56. (Matt Zemek)

This game tips off at 7:30 PM CT (8:30 PM ET). TV: SEC NETWORK.

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