Arkansas (19-12) Faces Vanderbilt (14-16) in SEC Tournament

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Southeastern Conference Tourney



1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  Vanderbilt 38 37 75 +2.5
  Arkansas 30 42 72 -2.5
Thu, Mar 14 2013, 07:30 PM CDT

Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN
TV: SEC Network, ESPN3.com

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Arkansas squares off against Vanderbilt in the second round of the SEC Tournament at Bridgestone Arena on Thursday. The game gets underway at 7:30 p.m. EST and you can catch it on SEC Network or ESPN3.com. The Razorbacks lost to the Commodores 67-49 on Feb. 9 and are 3-3 against them over the last four years.

In a 73-62 triumph over Texas A&M on Mar. 9, Mardracus Wade put up 14 points for the Razorbacks. On top of a team-high 1.7 steals per game, he also scores 6.6 points per game. For the Commodores, Dai-Jon Parker finished with 18 points and five rebounds in the 74-64 win over South Carolina on Mar. 9. He contributes 4.1 rebounds per game in addition to his 6.7 points per game.

Digging into season numbers, Arkansas has the advantage in one key category, scoring, where the Razorbacks have an edge over the Commodores, 73.7 points per game to 60 points per game.

StatSmack! Arkansas is better than Vanderbilt
  • Mardracus Wade is ranked 6th in the SEC in steals.
  • The Arkansas scoring leader (B.J. Young, 454 points) has more points than the Vanderbilt scoring leader (Kedren Johnson, 409 points).
  • Hunter Mickelson is ranked 8th in the SEC in blocks.
  • Arkansas has a better record in close games than Vanderbilt this season (6-2 vs. 2-7).
Vandy Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Kedren Johnson 32 14 4 4 1 0 3
C Rod Odom 30 10 4 1 0 1 1
C Dai-Jon Parker 28 6 4 2 1 0 2
C Kevin Bright 29 7 6 1 1 0 1
C Kyle Fuller 27 9 2 2 1 0 2
C- Sheldon Jeter 17 6 4 0 1 1 1
C- Josh Henderson 20 6 3 1 1 1 2
D+ Shelby Moats 17 3 3 1 0 0 1
D James Siakam 10 2 2 0 0 0 1
D- Carter Josephs 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
D- A.J. Astroth 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
ARK Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Marshawn Powell 25 15 5 1 1 1 2
B B.J. Young 28 15 4 3 1 0 2
C+ Coty Clarke 20 8 5 1 1 1 1
C Mardracus Wade 24 7 2 2 2 0 1
C H. Mickelson 17 6 3 1 1 1 1
C Michael Qualls 15 4 3 1 1 1 1
C- Rashad Madden 17 4 2 2 1 0 1
C- Rickey Scott 15 4 2 1 1 0 1
C- Kikko Haydar 13 3 2 1 1 0 0
D+ J. Williams 10 3 2 1 0 0 1
D+ Anthlon Bell 9 4 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Fred Gulley 13 2 1 1 1 0 1
D D. Wagner 6 1 0 1 0 0 0
D Davion Spivey 3 1 1 0 0 0 1
D C. Henderson 2 1 0 0 0 0 0

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SEC Standings

OverallConf
1 Florida 36-3 18-0
2 Kentucky 29-11 12-6
2 Georgia 20-14 12-6
4 Tennessee 24-13 11-7
 5Arkansas 22-12 10-8
6 Missouri 23-12 9-9
6 LSU 20-14 9-9
6 Ole Miss 19-14 9-9
9 Texas A&M 18-16 8-10
10 Vanderbilt 15-16 7-11
10 Alabama 13-19 7-11
12 Auburn 14-16 6-12
13 South Carolina 14-20 5-13
14 MState 14-19 3-15
Last updated: Apr 10th, 2014

2013-2014 Roster

#5 Anthlon Bell So G 6-3 188
#4 Coty Clarke Sr F 6-7 232
#12 Fred Gulley III Sr G 6-2 182
#2 Alandise Harris Jr F 6-6 237
#20 Kikko Haydar Sr G 5-10 170
#33 Moses Kingsley Fr C 6-10 230
#00 Rashad Madden Jr G 6-5 180
#55 Keaton Miles Jr F 6-7 217
#10 Bobby Portis Fr F 6-10 242
#24 Michael Qualls So G 6-6 210
#3 Rickey Scott Sr G 6-3 209
#1 Mardracus Wade Sr G 6-2 178
#23 D. Wagner Fr G 5-10 176
#21 Manuale Watkins Fr G 6-3 208
#22 J. Williams So F 6-8 218