Bob Holt is a reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A graduate of the University of Missouri, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America, and a voter for the Heisman Trophy and AP Top 25 basketball poll. Holt has been awarded Arkansas Sportswriter of the Year three times.
Arkansas vs. Vanderbilt: How to watch and listen, betting line, team comparisons
Vanderbilt guard Scotty Pippen Jr. (2) brings the ball down the court against Mississippi State in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
WHEN Noon, Saturday
WHERE Memorial Gymnasium, Nashville, Tenn.
RECORDS Arkansas 11-4, 3-4 SEC; Vanderbilt 4-6, 0-4 SEC
COACHES Arkansas: Eric Musselman - 31-16 in second season at Arkansas and 141-50 in sixth season overall; Vanderbilt: Jerry Stackhouse - 15-27 in second season at Vanderbilt and overall.
STREAK Arkansas won 1; Vanderbilt lost 4
SERIES Arkansas leads 28-12
LAST MEETING Arkansas defeated Vanderbilt 86-73 on March 11, 2020, at the SEC Tournament in Nashville, Tenn.
BETTING LINE Arkansas is an 8-point favorite.
RADIO Razorback Sports Network can be accessed through local FM and AM affiliates. Not all affiliates will carry the game. The game audio can also be accessed on the Razorback GameDay App, the TuneIn app and on satellite radio via Sirius XM streaming Ch. 381. The Vanderbilt broadcast can be accessed on satellite radio via Sirius XM Ch. 190.
TELEVISION The game will be televised by SEC Network. It will be streamed via WatchESPN.com and the ESPN app (carrier login required).
ANNOUNCERS Dave Neal (play-by-play) and Jon Sundvold (analyst)
NOTABLE Arkansas has won six consecutive games against Vanderbilt and 10 of the last 11 between the teams. Vanderbilt last beat Arkansas 72-59 on Feb. 7, 2017 in Walton Arena….Desi Sills and Ethan Henderson were the only two Razorbacks who played in Arkansas’ 86-73 victory over Vanderbilt last season in the SEC Tournament at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Sills had 20 points and Henderson had 3 rebounds and 3 blocked shots….Vanderbilt freshman guard Isaac McBride, from Little Rock Baptist Prep, has played in seven games and is averaging 2.9 points, 1.3 rebounds and 9.5 minutes…The Commodores are 4-43 in the last 47 games against SEC teams….Arkansas is 7-8 in games at Vanderbilt with three consecutive victories in Memorial Gymnasium. The Commodores last beat Arkansas in Memorial Gymnasium, 67-49 on Feb. 9, 2013. Vanderbilt also beat Arkansas 75-73 in the 2013 SEC Tournament at Bridgestone Arena.
VANDERBILT PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP
POS., NAME, HT., YR.; PPG; RPG
G Scotty Pippen Jr., 6-3; So.; 21.2; 2.9
G Maxwell Evans, 6-2; Sr.; 3.2; 3.0
G D.J. Harvey, 6-4; Jr.; 7.6; 3.0
F Dylan Disu, 6-9; So.; 13.3; 8.4
F Clevon Brown, 6-9; Sr.; 1.8; 2.5
ARKANSAS PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP
POS., NAME, HT., YR.; PPG; RPG
G Moses Moody, 6-6; Fr.; 16.7; 5.8
G Desi Sills, 6-1; Jr.; 12.0; 3.8
G Jalen Tate, 6-6; Sr.; 10.6; 3.9
F Justin Smith, 6-7; Sr.; 10.8; 6.4
F Jaylin Williams, 6-10; Fr.; 3.6; 4.6
Vanderbilt – Arkansas
72.7 Points for 84.5
71.7 Points against 70.8
+3.0 Rebound margin +6.4
-1.1 Turnover margin +2.1
42.6 FG pct. 44.5
34.2 3-pt pct. 33.9
75.9 FT pct. 74.0
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