February 13, 2021
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.
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