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Game Thread: Vanderbilt Commodores vs. NC State Wolfpack

Vanderbilt heads to South Beach to play NC State, which makes sense.

NCAA Basketball: Vanderbilt at Southern California Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Vanderbilt Commodores (5-1) vs. NC State Wolfpack (6-1)

When: 4:00 PM CT (roughly), Saturday, December 1, 2018

Where: American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida


Radio: Vanderbilt IMG Sports Network

The Vanderbilt Commodores got their first game post-Darius Garland out of the way with a 120-85 win over Savannah State on Tuesday night. This one figures to be a bit tougher.

NC State picked up its first loss of the season on Tuesday night, losing 79-75 at Wisconsin, but the Wolfpack are coming off a NCAA Tournament bid and are currently ranked #32 in KenPom. KenPom’s algorithm predicts a 83-79 NC State win, but his numbers aren’t accounting for the absence of Darius Garland; Vegas has NC State as a six-point favorite.

This is the third of four games today at the Hoophall Miami Invitational, so the start time of 4:00 PM CT is tentative; we won’t be shocked if the start time is delayed due to the prior two games (St. John’s vs. Georgia Tech and Texas Tech vs. Memphis.)

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