Vanderbilt-Ole Miss Notes

Vanderbilt hopes to pick up SEC win number 5 tonight when they host Ole Miss at Memorial Gym. Inside are projected starting lineups, statistical comparisons and a Ole Miss scouting report.

Vanderbilt vs. Ole Miss

SiteMemorial Gym (14,168)
Nashville, Tenn.
Date/TimeJAN. 27, 2007 • 12 P.M. CT
TelevisionLincoln Financial Sports
Radio104.5 FM
Sirius Radio:110
General School/ Team Information
.VanderbiltOle Miss
Head CoachKevin StallingsAndy Kennedy
ConferenceSEC EastSEC West
Record14-6 (4-2 SEC)13-7 (2-4 SEC)
Series RecordVU leads, 68-38
Projected Starters
Vanderbilt

3 - Alex Gordon, G, 5-11, 164, Jr. (8.2 ppg, 4.0 apg)
32 - Shan Foster, G/F, 6-6, 200, Jr. (15.4 ppg, 5.1 rpg)
4 - Derrick Byars, G/F, 6-7, 230, Sr. (15.6 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 3.0 apg)
20 - Dan Cage, G, 6-5, 215, Sr. (11.6 ppg, 3.2 rpg)
41 - Ross Neltner, F, 6-9, 247, Jr. (10.3 ppg, 5.9 rpg)

Ole Miss

10 - Todd Abernethy, G, 6-1, 190, Sr. (10.7 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 4.8 apg)
12 - Clarence Sanders, G, 6-1, 180, Sr. (15.6 ppg, 2.9 rpg)
20 - Bam Doyne, G, 6-4, 180, Sr. (16.0 ppg, 5.3 rpg)
50 - Kenny Williams, F, 6-8, 240, Jr. (7.0 ppg, 5.7 rpg)
44 - Dwayne Curtis, C, 6-8, 280, Jr. (13.2 ppg, 9.6 rpg)

Stats Comparison
.Vanderbilt Ole Miss
Scoring Offense78.373.8
Scoring Defense68.767.8
Scoring Margin+9.7+6.0
FG%.467.438
FG% Defense.424.433
3FG%.387.360
3FG% Defense.317.357
Free Throw %.711.703
Rebounding35.237.0
Assists17.513.8
Turnovers12.912.1
Opponent Turnovers16.216.0
Steals8.17.1
Blocks3.03.6

Scouting Ole Miss

Ole Miss (13-7, 2-4 SEC) enters Saturday's contest coming off an 83-69 home win over Tennessee on Wednesday. Despite only two wins since the start of league play, the Rebels have played all of their opponents closely. All four of their league setbacks have come by 10 points or less.

Ole Miss is one of the best squads in the league at taking care of the ball and going to the offensive glass. The Rebels are tied with South Carolina with a league-low 12.1 turnovers per game. Senior guard Todd Abernethy leads the SEC with a 2.97-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio this season. Ole Miss is also first in the SEC with a +3.95 turnover margin.

The Rebels are tied for second in the league for offensive rebounds with 14.10. Junior forward Kenny Williams ranks seventh in offensive boards with 2.65 per contest.

Senior guard Bam Doyne leads the Rebels in scoring with 16.0 points a game. Dwayne Curtis nearly averages a double-double with 13.2 points and 9.6 rebounds.


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