SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Vanderbilt at Texas A&M

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Vanderbilt plays at Texas A&M 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 0.325 0.680 273 1009 334 127 108 394
Vanderbilt OPP 0.426 0.333 0.725 284 988 333 179 99 315
Texas A&M 0.440 0.304 0.697 315 1027 331 179 128 382
Texas A&M OPP 0.417 0.327 0.701 337 987 405 190 127 348

Statistical Leaders

Vanderbilt Scoring Leaders

PLAYER PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Saben Lee 12.8 106 125 20
Simi Shittu 11.5 120 81 1
Aaron Nesmith 11.4 101 64 53
Matt Ryan 8.3 75 24 58
Joe Toye 7.4 69 37 33
Yanni Wetzell 5.3 53 35 6
Matthew Moyer 3.9 33 25 11
Maxwell Evans 3.7 32 25 11
Clevon Brown 3.3 37 15 2

Vanderbilt Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER OR DR TR RPG
Simi Shittu 47 144 191 6.8
Aaron Nesmith 31 134 165 5.9
Saben Lee 13 86 99 3.5
Yanni Wetzell 23 69 92 3.3
Joe Toye 23 62 85 3.0
Matthew Moyer 35 41 76 2.9
Matt Ryan 12 64 76 2.7
Clevon Brown 37 36 73 2.6
Maxwell Evans 12 28 40 1.5
Darius Garland 2 17 19 3.8

Texas A&M Scoring Leaders

PLAYER PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Wendell Mitchell 13.4 110 51 51
Savion Flagg 12.4 128 46 33
T.J. Starks 12.3 122 61 28
Josh Nebo 8.4 81 49 0
Jay Jay Chandler 7.9 71 51 12
Christian Mekowulu 7.9 74 63 3
Brandon Mahan 6.6 59 20 40
John Walker III 3.7 31 25 6

Texas A&M Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER OR DR TR RPG
Savion Flagg 49 155 204 7.6
Christian Mekowulu 65 90 155 5.7
Josh Nebo 60 87 147 5.9
Wendell Mitchell 24 78 102 4.3
Brandon Mahan 17 69 86 3.2
Jay Jay Chandler 18 66 84 3.2
John Walker III 23 44 67 2.7
T.J. Starks 13 47 60 2.2
Chris Collins 1 25 26 1.3
Isiah Jasey 6 6 12 2.4
Mark French 0 2 2 0.2

NCAA RPI

Vanderbilt: 140
Texas A&M: 69

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

Texas A&M Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
#0 Jay Jay Chandler G 6′-4″ 180 SO Katy, TX
#1 Savion Flagg G 6′-7″ 217 SO Alvin, TX
#2 TJ Starks G 6′-2″ 196 SO Dallas, TX
#3 Admon Gilder G 6′-4″ 199 SR Dallas, TX
#4 Mark French G 5′-8″ 160 JR Plano, TX
#5 Zach Walker G 6′-3″ 188 FR Deer Park, TX
#10 Everett Vaughn C 6′-10″ 237 FR Bellaire, TX
#11 Wendell Mitchell G 6′-3″ 185 JR Rockdale, TX
#12 Chris Collins G 6′-3″ 181 SR Friendswood, TX
#13 Brandon Mahan G 6′-5″ 200 SO Birmingham, AL
#15 Isiah Jasey F 6′-10″ 246 SO Killeen, TX
#20 John Brown F 6′-10″ 226 SO Magnolia, TX
#21 Christian Mekowulu F 6′-8″ 245 SR Lagos, Nigeria
#22 Frank Byers G 5′-10″ 180 SR Dallas, TX
#24 John Walker III F 6′-9″ 196 FR Houston, TX
#31 Luke McGhee F 6′-8″ 237 FR San Antonio, TX
#32 Josh Nebo F 6′-9″ 244 JR Houston, TX
#33 Cameron Alo G 5′-9″ 174 SO Houston, TX

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 L 68-61
27-Feb vs Florida L 71-55
2-Mar at Texas A&M
6-Mar vs Arkansas
9-Mar at LSU

Texas A&M Schedule/Results

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
7-Nov vs Savannah State W 98-83
9-Nov vs UC Irvine L 74-73
15-Nov at Gonzaga L 94-71
Nov 18* vs Minnesota L 69-64
Nov 20* at Washington L 71-67
23-Nov vs South Alabama W 74-62
3-Dec vs Northwestern St W 80-59
8-Dec vs Boston College Cancelled
Dec 15* at Oregon State W 67-64
19-Dec vs Valparaiso W 71-49
22-Dec vs Marshall W 92-68
29-Dec vs Texas Southern L 88-73
5-Jan vs Arkansas L 73-71
8-Jan at Kentucky L 85-74
12-Jan at Alabama W 81-80
16-Jan vs Auburn L 85-66
19-Jan vs Missouri L 66-43
22-Jan at Florida L 81-72
26-Jan vs Kansas State W 65-53
30-Jan vs LSU L 72-57
2-Feb vs Tennessee L 93-76
6-Feb at Ole Miss L 75-71
9-Feb at Missouri W 68-59
12-Feb vs Georgia W 73-56
16-Feb at South Carolina L 84-77
19-Feb vs Alabama W 65-56
23-Feb at Arkansas W 87-80
26-Feb at LSU L 66-55
2-Mar vs Vanderbilt
5-Mar vs South Carolina
9-Mar at Mississippi State

Vanderbilt-Texas A&M Prediction

At an earlier point in this season, Vanderbilt at Texas A&M might have been a game the Commodores would feel very good about. A&M lost at home to Missouri by 23 points earlier this season, scoring only 43 against the Tigers. That is a team Vanderbilt could have beaten. However, A&M has overcome that dark night of the soul and has performed at a much higher level in recent weeks. The Aggies have developed the kind of momentum which could carry into next November, the kind of momentum which has eluded Vanderbilt and Bryce Drew. A month ago, this would have been a good spot for Vanderbilt. Now, it doesn’t look like a good time for VU at all. Texas A&M won’t play postseason basketball once the SEC Tournament ends, but it is playing with hunger and cohesion. That should be more than enough against the Commodores. Texas A&M 70, Vanderbilt 60. (Matt Zemek)

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

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