Two teams playing their best ball are matched up in the 1st round. This one is easily the most anticipated game in the SEC on Thursday.
Vandy comes in winners of 7 of their last 10, including a surprising road win over LSU. They have a balanced scoring attack led by A.J. Ogilvy who leads the team in points, rebounds, and FG percentage (amongst those that see the court regularly). Ogilvy and Beal lit us up for 20 each in our last meeting in Nashville so we really need to key in on them. Beal was 4-8 from beyond the arc and Ogilvy had his way inside.
- 70.3 PPG
- 45% FG
- 34% 3PT FG
- +5.2 rebound margin
- Force 12.1 turnovers per game
Prediction: Brock lit Vandy up from beyond the arc and I suspect he'll do it again. Add a solid game from Gee, Green with a double-double, and Torrance setting the tone for the offense I say we win this by 6.
Gametime is 7:30PM EST (6:30PM CST) on Raycom Sports. I believe that's channel 648 on Directv. If somehow you're not in front of a TV, but have a computer handy you can watch it here.