Men's Hoops: Vandy vs Arkansas Notes

The Commodores visit the Arkansas Razorbacks Saturday at 2 PM CST. Arkansas coaching update.

Vanderbilt (16-12, 6-9) at

Arkansas (13-14, 5-10)

Date: Saturday, March 2, 2001

Tipoff Time: 2:00 p.m. Central

Site: Bud Walton Arena (19,200)

The Series: Arkansas leads 7-6 overall and leads 4-1 in Fayetteville

Last Meeting: Vanderbilt defeated Arkansas, 81-64, January 13, 2001, in Nashville

VU Coach Kevin Stallings: 3rd season at Vanderbilt (50-38); 9th season overall (173-101)

Stallings vs. Arkansas: 1-1

Arkansas interim Coach Mike Anderson : 1st game at Arkansas

Radio: WSM, 650 AM, Joe Fisher & Tim Thompson

TV: None



Vanderbilt

Projected Starters                                     PPG     RPG      MPG
35 F Matt Freije, 6-9, 226, So.                14.9     5.0         28.9
2 F Brian Thornton, 6-8, 235, Fr.             7.5       4.9        19.2
25 G Chuck Moore, 6-3, 184, Sr.            12.9     4.0        31.5
44 G Corey Smith, 6-5, 230, Fr.              3.4       2.8        13.8
11 G Russell Lakey, 6-0, 172, So.            2.0      2.3*      15.9
Key Reserves
5 G Brendan Plavich,0 6-2, 207, So.         10.6    3.1*      29.5
10 G Sam Howard, 6-3, 195, Sr.               9.4     1.6        20.4
13 C David Przybyszewski, 6-11, 223, Fr. 6.0     3.2        17.6
3 G Jason Holwerda, 6-5, 200, Fr.             3.4    1.8*       15.7
24 F Scott Hundley, 6-5, 217, So.              3.1    2.0         11.7


Arkansas


Projected Starters                                     PPG    RPG      MPG
31 F Alonzo Lane, 6-7, 246, Jr.                3.6      2.0        14.9
4 F Carl Baker, 6-8, 209, Jr.                    3.4      2.6         16.1
12 G Jannero Pargo, 6-2, 164, Sr.           17.1     3.2*       27.1
13 G Brandon Dean, 6-1, 199, Sr.           12.0     2.6         25.5
23 G Teddy Gipson, 6-4, 167, Sr.            7.0       1.7        17.7
Key Reserves
00 G J.J. Sullinger, 6-5, 202, Fr.               9.8       3.2         22.0
2 F Matt Jones, 6-6, 215, Fr.                    4.3       2.4        11.7
5 G T.J. Cleveland, 6-1, 166, Sr.              4.0       2.3*       18.3
50 F Larry Satchell, 6-9, 227, Jr.              2.9       3.0         13.5

No. 42 in the RPI rankings with a strength of schedule ranking of 11. The No. 42 ranking puts VU fourth in the SEC East and sixth overall in the conference.

In the Sagarin rankings, the Commodores are No. 72 with a strength of schedule ranking of 24. The No. 72 ranking puts the Commodores sixth in the SEC East and 10th overall in the con-ference. The SEC is the No. 1 league in both the RPI and Sagarin rankings.

Stats Comparison

Vanderbilt                          Arkansas
16-12           Overall Record      13-14
12-4              Home Record       10-5
2-7               Road Record       3-7
2-1           Neutral Site Record   0-2
10-3         Non-Conference Record  8-4
6-9            Conference Record    5-10
72.6             Points Scored      75.1
72.7            Points Allowed      73.1
-0.1            Scoring Margin      +2.0
.452              Field Goal %      .437
.452         Field Goal % Allowed   .426
.372          3-Point Field Goal %  .337
.323   3-Point Field Goal % Allowed .335
.736              Free-Throw %      .649
31.4            Rebound Average     32.3
34.6       Opponent Rebound Average 40.7
-3.2             Rebound Margin     -8.4
16.0                Turnovers       14.5
16.1             Turnovers Forced   19.9
+0.1             Turnover Margin    +5.4
15.5             Assists Average    15.4
1.6               Blocks Average    3.4
6.8               Steals Average    10.6


Scouting Arkansas

Arkansas comes into the game with an overall record of 13-14 and a 5-10 SEC mark after a 89-83 loss at Mississippi State. The Razorbacks have recorded a 1-4 record in their previous five games against SEC East foes with the lone victory a 94- 92 overtime win against Florida.

A pair of senior guards leads Arkansas in scoring this season. Jannero Pargo is the team's top scorer, averaging 17.1 points per game. The only other double-digit scorer is Brandon Dean, who is averaging 12 points per contest. The only Razorback to average more than three rebounds per game this season is Dionisio Gomez.

Turning Two Against Tennessee & Kentucky Rare

This past week's wins over Tennessee and Kentucky proves to be a rare occurence. The last time Vanderbilt defeated Tennessee and Kentucky in consecutive games was the 1966-67 season. In 1967, coach Roy Skinner and captain Clyde Lee led the Commodores to a 91-89 win

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