February 8, 2012

Previewing Vanderbilt vs. LSU

Where: Memorial Gymnasium (14,316), Nashville, Tenn.

When: 8 p.m. CST


Radio: Nashville: 97.1 FM

Rankings: Neither team is ranked, though VU is receiving votes

Warren Nolan RPI: VU 30, LSU 77

The line: Vanderbilt by 10

Sagarin prediction: Vanderbilt by 9

Pomeroy prediction: Vanderbilt 69, LSU 60 (VU with an 80 percent chance to win)

Series record: VU leads 59-47 and has won the last six meetings

PlayerHt.Wt.Cl.PPGRPG Pos.PlayerHt.Wt.Cl.PPGRPG
Brad Tinsley6-3210Sr.9.12.8 PG Anthony Hickey5-11172Fr.9.83.7
John Jenkins6-4215Jr.19.73.0 SG Andre Stringer5-9170So, 10.2 2.1
Jeffery Taylor6-7225Sr.17.75.8 SFRalston Turner 6-6193So. 9.02.7
Lance Goulbourne6-8225Sr.9.67.1 PF Johnny O’Bryant III6-9250Fr.8.16.5
Festus Ezeli6-11255Sr.9.26.2 C Justin Hamilton6-11260Jr.13.57.4

About LSU

Perhaps no Southeastern Conference school has seen its highs so high and its lows so low as LSU has in the past 16 years. In the old divisional format, the Tigers have finished first four times, and last eight times. Five times during that span, LSU has had the league’s worst overall record, and twice, the league’s best, including the 2006 Final Four squad.

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