Venue: Moon Palace, Cancun, Mexico
TV: CBS College Sports
Radio 104.5 The Zone
Last game: Central Arkansas, W 83-62
Head Coach: Kevin Stallings, (10th year, 173-117)
Conference: SEC East
Last game: South Dakota State, W 75-65
Head Coach: Mark Phelps, (1st year, 2-1)
Conference: Missouri Valley
Scouting Drake: The Bulldogs have two starters returning from a team that finished the 2007-08 season with a 28-5 racord and NCAA appearance. Drake enters the game with a 2-1 record under first year coach Mark Phelps. The Bulldogs' two wins came over Morehead State and South Dakota State, and their only loss came in the season opener against Butler. Josh Young leads all Bulldog scorers with 22.3 points per game. Jonathan Cox also averages double digits with 10.7 points per contest.
Next up for Vanderbilt: If Vanderbilt defeats Drake they will play the winner of tonights Virginia Commonwealth-New Mexico game on Nov. 30th. If the 'Dores lose they'll play the loser of that game on No. 30th. Those games are at 7:15/9:30 p.m.