January 17, 2008

ESPN SHOWDOWN: Vandy visits the Vols

QUICK FACTS

Vanderbilt (16-1, 1-1 SEC) at Tennessee (14-1, 2-0 SEC)
Thurs., Jan. 17 at 6 p.m. CT
Thompson-Boling Arena (21,758)
Knoxville, Tenn.

Polls and rankings
AP: Tennessee 6; Vanderbilt 16
Coaches: Tennessee 7; Vanderbilt 14
RPI: Tennessee 1; Vanderbilt 16
Sagarin: Tennessee 6 (92.95); Vanderbilt 39 (83.63)

Media
Television: ESPN
Play-by-Play: Brad Nessler
Color: Jimmy Dykes

Radio: 104.5 the Zone
Play-by-Play: Joe Fisher;
Color: Tim Thompson

Sirius: Channel 143

Series information
Tennessee leads the all-time series, 105-66. The Volunteers lead 67-20 in Knoxville, Vanderbilt leads 45-31 in Nashville, and Tennessee leads 7-1 on neutral floors. Tennessee won the previous meeting 84-57 in Knoxville on Feb. 10, 2007.

Coaches
Kevin Stallings is in his ninth year at Vanderbilt (160-109) and his 15th overall (283-172). Bruce Pearl is in his third season with Tennessee (60-20) and 16th year overall (367-104).


STARTING LINEUPS

Tennessee


PG: JeJuan Smith
6'2/195, Senior, 4.9/2.9/2.7

2G: Chris Lofton
6'2/200, Senior, 13.5/3.4/2.5

WF: Jordan Howell
6'3/190, Senior, 7.3/1.5/3.1

PF: Tyler Smith
6'7/215, Sophomore, 13.3/5.6/3.7

C: Wayne Chism
6'9/242, Sophomore, 8.5/5.1/1.1


Vanderbilt

PG: Jermaine Beal
Sophomore, 6-3/210, 8.1/2.1/4.6

2G: Alex Gordon
Senior, 6-0/170, 10.6/2.8/3.6

WF: Shan Foster
Senior, 6-6/205, 20.6/5.0/1.8

PF: Ross Neltner
Senior, 6-9, 238, 7.9/5.5

C: Andrew Ogilvy
Freshman, 6-11, 250, 19.4/7.1

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