February 8, 2013

Scouting Arkansas

Vanderbilt (8-13, 2-7) vs. Arkansas (14-8, 5-4)
Memorial Gym, Nashville
Tip-off: 12:30 CST

Media

Satellite Radio: XM 200
TV: SEC Network
TV Talent: Clay Matvick (pxp), Joe Dean (analyst)

History

Series Record: Arkansas leads the all-time series, 18-9.
Last Meeting: Arkansas defeated VU, 56-33, on 1/12/13 in Fayetteville.
Record at Vanderbilt: VU leads 7-5.
Record at Ark.: Arkansas leads 10-2.
Record at Neutral Site: Arkansas leads 3-0.
Coach Stallings vs. Arkansas: Coach Stallings is 4-12 against Arkansas.

Projections

Sagarin: Arkansas (53) 82, Vanderbilt (116) 76
Pomeroy: Arkansas (62) 79, Vanderbilt (150) 54
Vegas odds: Arkansas by 2.5

Arkansas Starting Lineup


  • PG Madracus Wade, 6-2 176, Jr. | 6.4 ppg | Was invisible in the first game, registering no steals and just three points.

  • 2G B.J. Young, 6-3 205, So. | A multi-dimensional wing forward who had 14 points in the first game, but went 0-for-4 from 3

  • WF Marshawn Powell, 6-7 205, Jr. | 6.9 ppg | A one-man wrecking crew vs. VU, going 8-for-9 from the field for 17 points, plus two blocks and six steals.

  • PF Coty Clarke, 6-7 240, Jr. | 15.1 ppg, 5.6 rpg

About Arkansas

The Razorbacks may be the only SEC team that is not already guaranteed an NCAA bid that has a realistic shot to earn one short of winning the SEC Tournament. With a home-and-away with Missouri left, Kentucky in Fayetteville, and Florida in Gainesville, Arkansas has a tough road. But when your RPI is hovering around 50, and you're playing in a league as bad as the SEC is this year, that's the kind of lineup you need to earn your way into the Big Dance.

The problem for Arkansas is that the NCAA Tournament isn't played in Fayetteville. No team has larger disparity of play at home versus away as the Razorbacks.

Twenty-two games into the season, Arkansas has yet to win a single game on the road. That includes SEC losses at South Carolina, Ole Miss, Alabama and Texas A&M.

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