clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Game 16: Vanderbilt Commodores at Mississippi State Bulldogs — Open Game Thread


NCAA Basketball: Arkansas at Mississippi State Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports

5-10 (1-8)
NR (Coaches)
132 (KenPom)

February 13, 2021
12:00 PM CT
SEC Network
Radio: WQZQ 830 AM/93.3 FM(TuneIn)

11-10 (5-7)
NR (Coaches)
69 (KenPom)

Well, the Vanderbilt Commodores might have ended their six-game losing streak to open SEC play with a win over South Carolina two weeks ago. But in two games since then, it’s been frankly more of the same, with a 73-70 loss at Georgia last Saturday followed by a 73-67 loss to Auburn on Tuesday night. The frustrating part of that Auburn loss was that Vanderbilt actually held Auburn under a point per possession, and yet couldn’t come up with a win thanks to the offense. What?

Anyway, today it’s a trip to beautiful Starkville, Mississippi, where the Mississippi State Bulldogs enter having gone 3-6 since the last time we saw them in Nashville on January 9. The Bulldogs have two big guns in D.J. Stewart (17.0 ppg) and Iverson Molinar (16.8 ppg), and a couple of solid bigs in Tolu Smith (13.1 ppg, 8.4 rpg) and Abdul Ado (1.8 bpg) and yet the end result is a team that’s 5-7 in the SEC.

Of course, Vanderbilt is careening toward its fourth consecutive Wednesday night appearance at the SEC Tournament. Huzzah! Have fun, expect to win.

Pregame Reading Rematch with the Bulldogs Gameday: Five things to know about MSU-Vanderbilt

Hustler: Vanderbilt heads to Mississippi State for rematch against the Bulldogs

Vandy 247: Vanderbilt looking to adjust for rematch with Mississippi State

Gene’s Page: Mississippi State looks to right ship on Saturday vs. Vanderbilt

Cowbell Corner: MSU tries to earn season sweep over struggling Vanderbilt

Hustler: Press conference notes: Stackhouse talks close losses, trip to Starkville