January 19, 2011

Previewing Ole Miss vs. Vanderbilt

What: Mississippi Rebels (12-6, 0-3 SEC) at Vanderbilt Commodores (12-4, 1-2)

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

When: 8 p.m. CST, Wednesday


Radio: Nashville: 97.1 FM

Rankings: Both teams are unranked

Warren Nolan RPI: Vanderbilt 23, Ole Miss 82

The line: Vanderbilt by 11

Sagarin prediction: Vanderbilt by 14

Pomeroy prediction: Vanderbilt 81, Ole Miss 66 (VU has a 90 percent chance of victory)

Series record: Vanderbilt leads 71-39, and won in Oxford last year

PlayerHt.Wt.Cl.PPGRPG Pos.PlayerHt.Wt.Cl.PPGRPG
Brad Tinsley6-3210Jr.9.74.6 PG Chris Warren5-10168Sr.18.4 2.2
John Jenkins6-4215So.18.62.9 SG Trevor Gaskins6-2213Jr.8.83.1
Jeffery Taylor6-7225Jr.14.54.9 SF Zach Graham6-6210Sr.14.34.3
Lance Goulbourne6-8230Jr.7.97.3 PF Reginald Buckner6-9238So.7.46.7
Festus Ezeli6-11255Jr.12.76.7 C Steadman Short6-9230Jr.3.64.1


Few teams probably feel worse about the way their Southeastern Conference season started than Vanderbilt, and the Commodores will be facing one of them on Wednesday night. Ole Miss, a team many felt would win the SEC West this season, finds itself winless and coming to a place it hasn't won in __ years, when the Rebels face a VU team coming off two heart-breaking losses in three games to start the season.

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