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Game 17: Mississippi State Bulldogs at Vanderbilt Commodores

With the season frittering away, Vanderbilt has a shot at changing its course.

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

Mississippi State Bulldogs (13-3) at Vanderbilt Commodores (9-7)

When: 7:30 PM CT, Saturday, January 19, 2019

Where: Memorial Gym, Nashville, Tennessee

TV: SEC Network/WatchESPN

Radio: Vanderbilt IMG Sports Network

Vanderbilt’s basketball season has gone into a tailspin since SEC play started; the Commodores are now 0-4 in conference games following Wednesday night’s 74-71 loss to South Carolina.

But now comes a golden opportunity to change the narrative. Mississippi State comes to Memorial Gym with a 13-3 record and a #24 national ranking; a win tonight could flip the script and spark a turnaround. Tonight’s game will be followed by visits from Tennessee and Kentucky, sandwiched around a road trip to Oklahoma for the Big 12/SEC Challenge.

That’s one way to spin it, of course. On the other hand, Vanderbilt is on a four-game losing streak with four difficult games coming up. Anchor Down.