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Florida 84, Vanderbilt 66: Vanderbilt probably had one of these games coming

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In spite of better play of late, this still isn’t a good team.

NCAA Basketball: Vanderbilt at Florida Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Four Factors

Four Factors Vanderbilt Florida
Four Factors Vanderbilt Florida
eFG% 46.90% 61.50%
OR% 24.20% 26.70%
TO% 23.90% 21.10%
FT Rate 46.90% 57.70%

The Vanderbilt Commodores play hard and are well-coached, but games like this are still going to happen when you have a roster that’s held together with superglue and scotch tape.

And, really, the final box score doesn’t make this look as bad as it actually was. Vanderbilt ended the game shooting 8-of-17 from three, but all eight of those makes came in the second half. That’s important, because Vanderbilt trailed 48-19 at halftime and was never in the game at all. Florida took a 36-15 lead with three and a half minutes left in the first half, and Vanderbilt never got the margin back within 20 until under two minutes left in the game. It’s a testament to the fight of the team that this didn’t turn into a complete debacle — think the 106-44 loss to Kentucky in 2003, or the 84-48 loss to Arkansas on Senior Night last year — but last night was a nice reminder of the limitations of the current edition of Vanderbilt basketball. And those limitations might be even greater if Matthew Moyer’s injury is as bad as it appeared: no, Moyer isn’t great, but losing him would leave Vanderbilt with seven scholarship players available.

Frankly, next season can’t get here soon enough.

Individual stats

Player MIN FG FGA 3FG 3FGA FT FTA ORB DRB REB PTS PF AST TO BLK STL AdjGS AdjGS/Min Plus/Minus
Player MIN FG FGA 3FG 3FGA FT FTA ORB DRB REB PTS PF AST TO BLK STL AdjGS AdjGS/Min Plus/Minus
Saben Lee 35 5 11 3 5 10 11 1 6 7 23 3 4 4 1 1 33.18 0.95 -10
Scotty Pippen Jr. 30 2 8 2 3 6 6 0 1 1 12 2 6 1 0 0 17.56 0.59 -1
Maxwell Evans 32 3 7 3 5 1 2 0 3 3 10 2 1 1 0 1 11.89 0.37 -16
Jordan Wright 19 3 8 0 1 2 2 4 2 6 8 1 0 2 0 0 8.16 0.43 -28
Dylan Disu 29 3 7 0 3 1 2 0 5 5 7 4 0 2 0 1 3.19 0.11 -1
Jon Jossell 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1.06 0.21 -11
Ejike Obinna 16 3 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 6 5 0 3 0 1 0.71 0.04 1
Isaiah Rice 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.24 -1.24 -1
Oton Jankovic 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 -1.95 -0.28 -8
Braelee Albert 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 2 0 3 0 1 -3.19 -0.23 -1
Matthew Moyer 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 -3.37 -0.31 -14
  • Like the overall box score, this looks a lot worse if you look at the first half. That’s why I won’t say too much about Saben Lee, who was 2-for-6 with two turnovers in the first half. Things picked up in the second half, but then the game was no longer competitive then.
  • Four players had a negative Game Score. Granted, two of them are walk-ons and the other two were Moyer and Oton Jankovic — on the other hand, those four combined fof 33 minutes.
  • I don’t really have a ton to say about individual players, because this was a pretty bad game, but nobody really stands out.

What’s Next

Vocokyteps on Tuesday at 5:30 PM CT on the SEC Network.