When Vanderbilt and Saint Louis agreed to play in 2014, it looked like an opportunity for the Commodores to earn a road win over a quality team. However, the Billikens' auspicious start will now have Kevin Stallings trying to avoid a bad loss in Missouri.
Saint Louis's 8-4 record looks good at first glance, but the cupcake-soft schedule that is propping it up tells the story of a rebuilding program. SLU has lost games to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, South Dakota State, and Mississippi State (by 25!) to kick off a disappointing season. A defeat on Wednesday would mar Vandy's postseason resume with a black mark that the selection committee won't be able to overlook.
The Commodores will look for big contributions from their young players as they seek out their first true road win of the season. Here's what you should look for when Vandy faces off with the Billikens.
|G -||Wade Baldwin IV||8.4||3.7||4.8|
|G -||Riley LaChance||12.5||2.2||2.6|
|F -||Jeff Roberson||4.5||3.6||1.3|
|F -||Luke Kornet||9.3||4.1||0.7|
|C -||Damian Jones||16.5||7.1||0.8|
|G -||Shelton Mitchell||4.5||3.0||4.8|
|G/F -||Matthew Fisher-Davis||5.6||2.0||1.1|
|F -||James Siakam||10.4||5.3||0.4|
|G -||Austin McBroom||10.9||1.7||1.8|
|G -||Achraf Yacoubou||9.3||4.8||1.2|
|G -||Davell Roby||3.1||2.6||2.2|
|F -||Milik Yarbrough||8.0||4.7||1.6|
|C -||John Manning||3.3||2.7||0.6|
|G -||Marcus Bartley||3.4||1.6||1.8|
|G -||Mike Crawford||6.3||1.0||0.8|
|C -||Austin Gillmann||4.6||1.8||1.0|