February 8, 2012
Previewing Vanderbilt vs. LSU
Where: Memorial Gymnasium (14,316), Nashville, Tenn.
When: 8 p.m. CST
TV: ESPN3, CSS
Radio: Nashville: 97.1 FM
Rankings: Neither team is ranked, though VU is receiving votes
Warren Nolan RPI: VU 30, LSU 77
The line: Vanderbilt by 10
Sagarin prediction: Vanderbilt by 9
Pomeroy prediction: Vanderbilt 69, LSU 60 (VU with an 80 percent chance to win)
Series record: VU leads 59-47 and has won the last six meetings
|VANDERBILT COMMODORES STARTERS||LOUISIANA STATE STARTING LINEUP|
|Andre Stringer||5-9||170||So, ||10.2 ||2.1 |
|SF||Ralston Turner ||6-6||193||So. ||9.0||2.7|
|Johnny O’Bryant III||6-9||250||Fr.||8.1||6.5|
Perhaps no Southeastern Conference school has seen its highs so high and its lows so low as LSU has in the past 16 years. In the old divisional format, the Tigers have finished first four times, and last eight times. Five times during that span, LSU has had the league’s worst overall record, and twice, the league’s best, including the 2006 Final Four squad.
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