Shortly before last night’s 70-58 loss to Tennessee, we learned that three players would not be available for Vanderbilt and that included the team’s two leading scorers, Scotty Pippen Jr. and Dylan Disu. After the game, Jerry Stackhouse announced that Disu would be having knee surgery on Friday and would be out for the remainder of the season.
Jerry Stackhouse says Dylan Disu will have knee surgery Friday and is out for the rest of this season. Scotty Pippen Jr. having an MRI tomorrow to check a hip flexor. #Vandy— Teresa Walker (@TeresaMWalker) February 25, 2021
On the season, Disu led the SEC with 9.2 rebounds per game and was also Vanderbilt’s second-leading scorer, averaging 15 points per game. This is a significant loss for the Commodores, but it’s muted a bit by the fact that Vanderbilt only has two games remaining in the regular season along with the SEC Tournament; with a record of 6-13 and 2-11 in the SEC, Vanderbilt wasn’t going to play beyond that barring a run in the conference tournament to win the automatic bid.
As far as Scotty Pippen Jr., the sophomore and the team’s leading scorer will have an MRI today, and I’m sure we will get an update on his status later.