Postgame: Vanderbilt 52, Mississippi St. 62

As Stallings said in the post game press conference, we played well enough defensively to win the game. Offensively, we were terrible, whether that was due to our own miscues or the hard work by the Bulldogs. Hopefully the bitter taste of defeat will be the catalyst the team needs for the NCAA Tournament.

There is no time to dwell on the loss. Tonight the NCAA Selection Committee will reward the Commodores for their successful season thus far, and the team must focus on preparing for their next opponent.

Join us in a Selection Show Open Thread at 16.45 tonight.

VU MSU
Possessions 62 65
Points Per Possession 0.84 0.95
FG% 34.6% 39.3%
3FG% 50.0% 27.3%
FT% 58.8% 60.0%
Assist/Turnovers 1.00 0.78
Four Factors
eFG% 40.4% 44.6%
OReb% 24.3% 24.3%
TO% 17.7% 14.5%
FTRate 32.7% 35.7%

 

Relevant Links: Game Page /// TSN Recap /// Box Score /// Official Vanderbilt Recap /// For Whom The Cowbell Tolls

Plus/Minus

 

Plus/Minus Adjusted Per 40 Minutes

 

Considering he only played for 1 minute against MSU, I'm going to have to award the Plus/Minus award to Festus Ezeli, with honorable mention going to Brad Tinsley. Stevie Thunder and Sir Lance had great games versus Georgia.

Game Stories

VUcommodores.com Blog: Stallings reacts to Mississippi State loss

Vanderbilt offense grinds to halt | The Tennessean

The swagger Vanderbilt's offense showed Friday was nowhere to be found Saturday as Mississippi State held the Commodores to their lowest point total of the season.

Jenkins said aggressive mindset led to 3s at Vanderbilt | Tennessean Blogs

Seeding time: hope 4; think 5; but don't be upset with 6 at Vanderbilt | Tennessean Blogs

Joe Biddle: Vanderbilt Coach Kevin Stallings accepts blame for loss | The Tennessean

SEC Tournament: Many ready to accept blame for Vanderbilt defeat | Nashville City Paper

"None of what happened is on Coach," sophomore forward Jeffery Taylor countered. "He can talk to us all he wants, the coaches can coach us as good as they want or as bad as they want but they’re not the ones who play the games. It’s the players who are out on the floor and we didn’t do the things we were supposed to do to win this game."

Vanderbilt continues SEC-T futility | VandyMania.com (Scout)

MSU knocks Vandy from SEC Tournament | VandySports.com (Rivals)

Vandy offense needs refocus for deep Dance run | VandySports.com (Rivals - Premium)

SEC Tournament: Mississippi State 62, Vanderbilt 52 | Dore Posts

Mississippi State shows Vanderbilt the door in SEC Tournament | InsideVandy

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