Vanderbilt-Tennessee Notes

The #24 Vanderbilt Commodores travel to Tennessee to face the resurgent Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday at Noon. Inside are starting lineups, statistical comparisons and a Tennessee scouting report.

Vanderbilt vs. Tennessee

Site Thompson-Boling Arena (24,535)
Knoxville, Tenn.
Date/TimeFEB. 10, 2007 • 12 P.M. CT
TelevisionLincoln Financial
Radio104.5 FM
Sirius Radio:147
General School/ Team Information
.VanderbiltTennessee
Head CoachKevin StallingsBruce Pearl
ConferenceSEC EastSEC East
Record16-716-8
Series RecordUT leads, 104-66
Projected Starters
Vanderbilt

3 - Alex Gordon, G, 5-11, 164, Jr. (7.8 ppg, 3.6 apg)
32 - Shan Foster, G/F, 6-6, 200, Jr. (14.7 ppg, 5.0 rpg)
4 - Derrick Byars, G/F, 6-7, 230, Sr. (16.2 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 3.0 apg)
20 - Dan Cage, G, 6-5, 215, Sr. (11.8 ppg, 3.0 rpg)
41 - Ross Neltner, F, 6-9, 247, Jr. (10.1 ppg, 6.0 rpg)

Tennessee

2 - JaJuan Smith, G, 6-2, 196, Jr. (15.7 ppg, 4.2 rpg)
5 - Chris Lofton, G, 6-2, 200, Jr. (20.9 ppg, 3.1 rpg)
12 - Ramar Smith, 6-2, 185, Fr. (10.3 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 3.0 apg)
23 - Dane Bradshaw, 6-4, 205, Sr. (6.5 ppg, 4.3 apg, 4.7 rpg)
32 - Duke Crews, 6-7, 233, Fr. (8.7 ppg, 5.5 rpg)

Stats Comparison
.Vanderbilt Tennessee
Scoring Offense77.580.7
Scoring Defense69.175.2
Scoring Margin+8.4+5.5
FG%.466.448
FG% Defense.428.451
3FG%.378.363
3FG% Defense.318.349
Free Throw %.716.655
Rebounding34.736.1
Assists17.115.2
Turnovers12.515.2
Opponent Turnovers15.718.8
Steals7.69.5
Blocks2.83.3

Scouting Tennessee

Tennessee (16-8, 4-5 SEC) has won two of its last three games and is undefeated in 12 home contests this season at Thompson-Boling Arena.

The Volunteers saw the return of their top scorer in guard Chris Lofton Tuesday against LSU. Lofton, who missed four games with an ankle injury, leads the SEC with 20.9 points per game on the season. He scored eight points in 21 minutes against the Tigers.

JaJuan Smith is averaging 20.2 points over the last six games. He ranks second on the team in scoring on the year with 15.7 points per game.

Duke Crews leads the Vols in rebounding (5.5 per game) while Dane Bradshaw owns team honors in assists (4.7 per game) and is second in steals (2.0 per game). Tennessee leads the SEC in 3-pointers per game (9.04) and steals (9.54) and is second in scoring (80.7 ppg) on the season.


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