Preview: VU and Florida; LSU photo recap

Vanderbilt (15-7, 6-3) travels to the Sunshine State this weekend to take on the Florida Gators (14-10, 4-6) at noon (CST) on Super Bowl Sunday. While the ‘Dores have been quite successful at home, nailing 12 consecutive wins for a perfect run at Memorial, they are 2-7 on the road. Florida has lost three of its last four home games; Vandy has won the last six meetings in the series.

On Sunday, the Gators lost 59-61 to Ole Miss while Vandy stood tough against the SEC's top defense, downing LSU 55-50. The Lady Tigers held Vandy to a season low 45 field goals and only three 3-point shots, although the ‘Dores shot 53.3% for the game to best any LSU foe this season.

The Dores will likely start three players averaging double figures: Jence Rhoads, 12.9 ppg, 5 rebounds, Hannah Tuomi, 12.3 ppg, 6 rebounds; and Jasmine Lister 12.2 ppg and 2.6 rebounds. Stephanie Holzer, the freshman center usually first off the bench, averages 11.6 points. Sharpshooter Angela Puelo and post Tiffany Clarke are also playing well and should see solid minutes.

Florida native Jordan Coleman, who did not suit up for LSU, may not see action in Gainesville after colliding with two Ole Miss players on January 30. The junior is listed day-to-day after tweaking her knee in the pileup. Freshman Christina Foggie is possibly out for the season although officially day-to-day following a second concussion in practice a few weeks ago.

The Gators' Jordan Jones leads her team's scoring with 10.3 points per game while Azania Stewart grabs 6.1 rebounds per game – with 43 blocked shots, she is second in the SEC.

Vandy enters the game in fourth place in the SEC behind Tennessee, Kentucky and Georgia while Florida is in eighth place.

The game will air on College Sports South (CSS) for the ‘Dores' fourth consecutive televised game and is also available as an ESPN3.com webcast.




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