Kendall's Take: Dawgs travel to Vandy

NASHVILLE - Josh Kendall breaks down Georgia's basketball game with Vandy.

Time/place: Today, 5 p.m. (EST), Memorial Gym, Nashville, Tenn. Broadcast: Fox SportsNet South

Records: Georgia is 13-8, 3-5 SEC; Vanderbilt is 12-6, 3-4 SEC

About Vanderbilt: The Commodores were thought to be one of the strongest teams in the league this year, but have lost four of their last five. The only win in that span was over Mississippi State. … Vanderbilt is led by sophomore forward Shan Foster, who's averaging 15.4 points per game. … The Commodores are the third-best 3-point shooting team in the league, hitting 38 percent of their long-range shots.

About Georgia: Coach Dennis Felton liked the way sophomore guard Channing Toney responded to his removal from the starting lineup, by playing defense and rebounding more aggressively, but he gave no indication when or if Toney might return to the lineup. Freshman Mike Mercer started for the first time in his career against Alabama. … Leading scorer Levi Stukes is coming off his first back-to-back double digit scoring games of the SEC season.

Scouting report: Vanderbilt runs the Princeton offense, which means lots of motion and back cuts and very little traditional post-up game. That's not a bad matchup for the Bulldogs, who often struggle against teams with a strong post presence. "It's mainly predicated on spreading the floor and keeping the rim open for drives and back cuts," Felton said. Georgia has already beaten two teams who use the same offense this season in Western Carolina and Eastern Kentucky. In the four games Georgia has played the Commodores under Felton, Vanderbilt has averaged just 61.5 points.

Up next: Georgia vs. Tennessee, Feb. 11, 4 p.m.; Vanderbilt at Alabama, Wednesday, 8 p.m.


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