Vols Visit Saturday

Vanderbilt hosts No. 5 Tennessee in rivalry matchup

Vanderbilt (5-13, 0-5 SEC) vs. No. 5 Tennessee (14-4, 4-1 SEC)
Saturday, Jan. 27 • 5 p.m. CT

Memorial Gymnasium • Nashville, Tenn. • SEC Network

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  • Vanderbilt and Tennessee meet for the 206th time on Saturday. The game is set for a 5 p.m. tip on SEC Network with Dave Neal and Jon Sundvold on the call.
  • Vanderbilt is 76-129 all-time against the Vols but leads the series 59-53 at home. The Dores claimed a thrilling, 66-65, win in the most recent meeting in Memorial Gymnasium on Tyrin Lawrence’s buzzer beating three-pointer.
  • Lawrence enters Saturday’s game having scored in double figures in each of the past eight games. During that stretch, the guard is averaging 15.0 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.9 steals.
  • Jason Rivera-Torres made his first career start at Mississippi State. The freshman has scored in double figures in 4-of-5 SEC games, averaging 12.6 points which ranks fourth among rookies in the conference.
  • Saturday’s meeting is the first of two this season between the Dores and Vols. Vanderbilt will travel to Knoxville on Feb. 17.