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Periscope: Vanderbilt @ Tennessee

There's not a lot I could say that hasn't already been said. Big game today against an in-state rival. A win for Vanderbilt keeps the Commodores on the SEC East contender path. A win for Tennessee keeps the Vols out of the SEC East cellar.

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Schedule Breakdown

Tennessee has played the better schedule to date, and though they've beaten the best teams on their schedule in Villanova and Pittsburgh, they've had some bad losses to Charlotte, College of Charleston and Oakland.

Based on their performances to date, Vanderbilt would be the third best offensive and defensive team the Vols have faced, and Tennessee would be the fifth best offensive and eighth best defensive team the Commodores have faced.

Statistical Breakdown

Based on tempo free statistics, Vanderbilt holds pretty solid advantages at all starting positions and at the bench.

Four Factors: Vanderbilt holds a slim edge in TO% and a solid edge in eFG%. Tennessee holds a slim edge in FTRate and a solid edge in OReb%. Prediction: I actually think Vanderbilt will be able to win FTRate (due to the #Skynet factor) along with eFG%. Tennessee will probably win OReb%, and TO% could really go either way.

Traditional Statistics - Tennessee Volunteers


FG 3PT FT Rebounds Misc
G M M A Pct M A Pct M A Pct Off Def Tot Ast TO Stl Blk PF PPG
Scotty Hopson 16 29.1 5.4 12.4 43.7 1.6 4.4 37.1 4.0 5.2 77.1 0.8 2.4 3.2 1.6 2.6 0.8 0.3 2.0 16.5
Tobias Harris 16 27.9 5.5 11.8 46.8 0.6 1.8 31.0 4.1 5.6 74.2 1.9 5.6 7.5 1.4 2.0 0.8 1.0 1.9 15.7
Cameron Tatum 16 26.3 3.3 7.8 41.6 1.3 3.9 33.9 2.6 3.8 68.9 1.0 2.5 3.5 2.2 1.8 0.8 0.4 1.3 10.4
Melvin Goins 15 25.3 2.5 6.3 40.4 0.9 2.1 40.6 2.5 3.3 77.6 0.8 1.9 2.7 3.1 1.7 1.7 0.0 2.5 8.5
Brian Williams 16 21.7 2.3 4.6 50.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4 2.8 50.0 3.4 4.4 7.8 1.2 1.3 0.4 0.6 2.9 6.0
Trae Golden 15 15.4 1.3 3.7 34.5 0.3 1.2 27.8 1.5 1.9 82.1 0.3 1.3 1.5 2.8 1.3 0.8 0.0 1.1 4.4
Jeronne Maymon 8 9.9 1.8 3.1 56.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.4 1.8 21.4 1.8 1.8 3.5 0.3 1.4 0.3 0.0 1.1 3.9
John Fields 16 13.6 1.6 2.6 63.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.1 47.1 1.9 2.1 4.0 0.1 0.7 0.4 1.4 2.5 3.8
Joshua Bone 5 14.2 1.0 2.6 38.5 0.8 1.6 50.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.2 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.2 0.0 1.4 2.8
Skylar McBee 14 12.5 0.8 2.4 32.4 0.6 1.8 32.0 0.6 0.7 90.0 0.3 0.5 0.8 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.0 1.4 2.8
Kenny Hall 12 7.3 0.8 1.4 52.9 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.8 1.3 62.5 0.6 1.2 1.8 0.2 1.0 0.1 0.2 1.7 2.3
Jordan McRae 8 6.0 0.8 2.1 35.3 0.1 0.9 14.3 0.6 1.4 45.5 0.3 0.8 1.0 0.0 0.6 0.3 0.5 0.6 2.3
Renaldo Woolridge 8 9.0 0.8 2.1 35.3 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.1 0.3 50.0 0.4 1.0 1.4 0.5 0.5 0.0 0.3 1.1 1.6
Steven Pearl 16 11.1 0.6 1.0 56.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.7 45.5 0.4 0.7 1.1 0.7 0.6 0.4 0.1 1.8 1.4
Tyler Summit 3 1.3 0.3 0.3 100.0 0.3 0.3 100.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0
Michael Hubert 3 1.7 0.0 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.0 0.3 0.7 50.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3


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Tipoff is scheduled for 11.00 CT and the game will be televised by ESPN (Comcast ch. 11 or 202 HD in Nashville) though the game will also be available on ESPN3.com. Our open gamethread will go live about an hour before tipoff. Also, don't forget to head over to Stat-King to submit your predictions for the game.