Missouri at Vanderbilt
Johnathan Williams III
Wade Baldwin IV
▪ WHEN/WHERE: 1:30 today at Memorial Gymasium in Nashville, Tenn.
▪ TV/RADIO: SEC Network; KMBZ (98.1 FM)
▪ ABOUT MISSOURI (7-19, 1-12 SEC): The Tigers shot 50 percent or better for only the third time Wednesday against Arkansas. Missouri was 26 of 52 from the field, tied for the second-highest percentage of the season. MU was 25 of 49 (51 percent) against Oral Roberts and 22 of 44 (50 percent) against Southeast Missouri during the nonconference schedule. Sophomore Johnathan Williams III had a team-high 13 points and game-best 10 rebounds against the Razorbacks, his fifth double-double of the season and third in conference play. He ranks sixth in the SEC in rebounding, averaging 7.1 per game overall.
▪ ABOUT VANDERBILT (14-12, 4-9 SEC): The Commodores are tough at home in conference play, going 3-3 with a win against Florida and double-digit victories against Auburn and South Carolina. The losses were close, including in overtime by four against LSU and three-point losses against Georgia and Tennessee. Freshman point guard Riley LaChance has been a revelation for Vanderbilt. He ranks in the top 20 among SEC players in scoring, assists and three-point shooting percentage. As a freshman, center Damian Jones averaged 14.5 points and 7.5 rebounds against MU, which split with Vandy last season.
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