17-11 (7-8) visits 16-12 (6-9) in a NIT implication matchup. We NEED to win today to maintain the all-time series edge as it is 67-66 our way right now. We also need to win today if we want to have a chance at finishing .500 in the conference.
Vanderbilt has won 3 of their last 4... including the embarrassing road win at Coleman 2 weeks ago.
Rolltide write up
As Mitchell posted below, we're probably going into Nashville short handed. We all figured Tarrant was done for the year, Hale is probably done as well, and Kessens is iffy for tonight (think he's a no go as well) so we'll run a starting lineup of Coop, Levi, Norris, Obasohan, and Taylor with Coleman hopefully getting a lot of minutes. I suspect Mitchell sees the court a bit as well.
We play much better on the road than at home so I think we have a real shot here IF we shoot 40% from beyond the arc. Otherwise, with a thin lineup and our already AUful interior defense Vanderbilt could destroy us.
Note- we haven't won 2 in a row since the 2-0 conference start in early January. Food for thought.