Mizzou vs Vandy Hoops Preview

The Missouri Tigers try to get back on track after losing to Richmond over the weekend as they travel to Vanderbilt

The Missouri Tigers (4-1) travel to Nashville on Wednesday evening to take on the Vanderbilt Commodores (4-1) in a nationally televised (8:30 P.M., ESPNU) contest.  Vanderbilt is one of the top teams in the SEC this year, and are especially effective at home.  They have good size, and shoot the ball pretty well.
Before the Tigers left for Nashville, Coach Anderson talked about playing at Vanderbilt.  "It's a tough venue.  The court sits up on a stage, and the benches are in the end zone.  You better have yourself a coach on the floor, because you're not going to get much in from the baseline."


Coach Anderson talked about his team.  "I like our basketball team, especially right now............ With that being said, it's going to be a work in progress.  This is a different team from last year's team............. So far, these guys have not disappointed me.  They've worked extremely hard.  But, we are a work in progress.  You'll watch this team grow............ You'll see our team continue to get better as the season goes along."


Coach Anderson talked about the need for his team to "find their rhythm", and to come together, and figure out their roles.  He said that his team "will progress throughout the year", and that "they will leave it out on the floor."


Playing at Vanderbilt represents a tremendous challenge for the Tigers.  A win on the road over the Commodores would be a real feather in Mizzou's hat.  You know, the hat that they're going to hang on their defense.


Comparative Statistics
         MU   VU
Record: 4-1 4-1
FGM: 142 134
FGA: 307 289
FG %: .463 .464
3pt FGM: 43 32
3pt FGA: 112 92
3FG %: .384 .348
FTM: 73 77
FTA: 99 118
FT % .737 .653
Points: 400 377
Per Game: 80.0 75.4
Reb./Gm 37.4 36.8
Steals 14.2 7.4
Assists: 17.0 11.2
Blocks: 5.8 5.8
University of Missouri Tigers (4-1, 0-0 Big 12)
(Based off previous game's starters)
Pos. No. Name HT WT YR P/G R/G A/G S/G Hometown
F 15 Keith Ramsey 6-9 217 Sr. 6.0 5.6 2.2 2.2 Murfreesboro, Tenn.
F 23 Justi n Saff ord 6-8 230 Jr. 7.0 3.4 0.8 1.0 Bloomington, Ill.
G 11 Zaire Taylor 6-4 189 Sr. 8.2 3.2 3.2 2.4 Staten Island, N.Y.
G 12 Marcus Denmon 6-3 185 So. 9.6 3.8 0.8 1.2 Kansas City, Mo.
G 04 J.T. Tiller 6-3 200 Sr. 9.7 3.3 3.3 1.0 Mariett a, Ga.


Vanderbilt University Commodores (4-1, 0-0 Southeastern Conference)
(Based off previous game's starters)
Pos. No. Name HT WT YR P/G R/G A/G S/G Hometown
F 24 Andre Walker 6-7 220 So. 7.4 4.6 1.2 1.2 Flossmoor, Ill.
F 44 Jeff ery Taylor 6-7 210 So. 14.4 6.8 1.2 2.2 Norrkoping, Sweden
C 04 A.J. Ogilvy 6-11 250 Jr. 10.8 6.8 0.8 1.2 Sydney, Australia
G 00 Jermaine Beal 6-3 205 Sr. 15.4 1.8 2.8 1.6 DeSoto, Texas
G 01 Brad Tinsley 6-3 210 So. 5.4 1.4 3.4 0.4 Oregon City, Ore.


Season Statistics
TOTAL 3-PTS REBOUNDS
## Player GP GS Min Avg FG FGA Pct 3FG FGA Pct FT FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg PF FO A TO Blk Stl Pts Avg
24 ENGLISH, Kim 5 1 107 21.4 27 60 .450 11 32 .344 17 21 .810 4 13 17 3.4 6 0 6 11 0 10 82 16.4
21 BOWERS, Laurence 5 0 109 21.8 24 38 .632 1 1 1.000 6 6 1.000 16 15 31 6.2 10 0 7 4 10 9 55 11.0
04 TILLER, J.T. 3 3 74 24.7 7 21 .333 1 5 .200 14 17 .824 2 8 10 3.3 6 0 10 8 0 3 29 9.7
12 DENMON, Marcus 5 4 103 20.6 14 34 .412 8 21 .381 12 17 .706 6 13 19 3.8 5 0 4 7 1 6 48 9.6
11 TAYLOR, Zaire 5 5 146 29.2 12 29 .414 6 13 .462 11 15 .733 5 11 16 3.2 10 0 16 5 0 12 41 8.2
10 DIXON, Michael 5 2 85 17.0 15 35 .429 6 14 .429 0 0 .000 1 3 4 0.8 7 0 13 7 0 2 36 7.2
23 SAFFORD, Justi n 5 5 82 16.4 13 29 .448 3 8 .375 6 7 .857 4 13 17 3.4 11 0 4 10 5 5 35 7.0
15 RAMSEY, Keith 5 5 121 24.2 14 20 .700 0 2 .000 2 6 .333 9 19 28 5.6 11 0 11 11 7 11 30 6.0
03 PAUL, Miguel 5 0 74 14.8 7 17 .412 5 11 .455 2 4 .500 1 3 4 0.8 5 0 14 5 0 5 21 4.2
25 SUTTON, Jarrett 2 0 9 4.5 2 5 .400 2 5 .400 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 3.0
32 MOORE, Steve 5 0 58 11.6 5 13 .385 0 0 .000 2 4 .500 3 6 9 1.8 11 0 0 4 4 5 12 2.4
35 UNDERWOOD, John 3 0 21 7.0 1 3 .333 0 0 .000 1 2 .500 4 5 9 3.0 6 0 0 0 2 2 3 1.0
33 STONE, Tyler 3 0 11 3.7 1 3 .333 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 2 2 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.7
TM TEAM 13 8 21 4.2 0 3 0
Total 5 142 307 .463 43 112 .384 73 99 .737 68 119 187 37.4 88 0 85 75 29 71 400 80.0
Opponents 5 98 255 .384 26 85 .306 66 97 .680 53 111 164 32.8 93 - 58 112 9 32 288 57.6


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