Two Games on Deck

Dores play Mississippi Valley State and SMU

vs. Mississippi Valley State (0-3) at SMU (5-3)
Monday, Nov. 29 • 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4 • 5 p.m.
Memorial Gymnasium (14,326) Moody Coliseum (7,000)
Nashville, Tenn. Dallas, Texas
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Andrew Allegretta, Shan Foster
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Kevin Ingram, Tim Thompson
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Kevin Ingram, Tim Thompson
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Game Notes Game Notes

Mississippi Valley State Reconnaissance

  • Vanderbilt is 2-0 in the all-time series versus Mississippi Valley State with both meetings in Nashville.
  • The Commodores earned a 92-56 win over the Delta Devils on Dec. 23, 1996 before securing an 84-41 win on Dec. 13, 2020.
  • In last season’s win over Mississippi Valley State, Tyrin Lawrence scored a then-career-high 14 points.
  • The Dores are 12-0 versus teams from the Southwestern Athletic Conference including a season-opening win over Alabama State on Nov. 10.
  • The Delta Devils are 0-3 and are coming off a 73-58 defeat at LSU on Nov. 26.

SMU Reconnaissance

  • Vandy holds a 14-7 lead in the all-time series versus SMU. 
  • The Commodores had won five in a row in the series before a 92-81 overtime loss Jan. 4, 2020. 
  • This will mark the 11th meeting between the two sides in Dallas.
  • The Dores are 4-6 in road games in the series entering Saturday. 
  • Vanderbilt is 54-39 against teams in the American Athletic Conference.
  • SMU is 5-3 on the season and will host UNLV on Wednesday.

Looking Astern

  • Vanderbilt enters the week with a 4-1 record, most recently defeating Pitt on the road.
  • Jordan Wright leads the Commodores in scoring (16.8 ppg) and is tied for the team lead in rebounding (5.6 rpg).
  • Vandy has had three different players score at least 20 points in a game this season in Scotty Pippen Jr. (once), Jordan Wright (once) and Lawrence (once).

Pitt Debrief

  • Vandy secured a 68-52 road win at Pitt last time out. 
  • Trey Thomas scored all of his team-high 14 points in the second half to pace the offense. 
  • SEC Preseason Player of the Year Pippen Jr. facilitated the offense with five assists to go with 11 points.

In the Nation

  • Vanderbilt ranks in the top 50 in the nation for three statistical categories. 
    • Turnover margin: 32nd, +5.0
    • Turnovers forced per game: 32nd, 18.4
    • Scoring defense: 41st, 59.0 ppg

Up Next

  • Vandy is back in Nashville to host Temple (Dec. 7) and Loyola Chicago (Dec. 10).