January 27, 2011

Previewing Vanderbilt at Mississippi State

What: Vanderbilt Commodores (14-4, 2-2) at Mississippi State Bulldogs (10-8, 2-2)



Where: Humphrey Coliseum (10,500), Starkville, Miss.



When: 6 p.m. CST, Thursday



TV: ESPN2



Radio: Nashville: 97.1 FM



Rankings: Vanderbilt is 19th in the AP Poll and 22nd in ESPN's



Warren Nolan RPI: Vanderbilt: 20, Mississippi State: 177



The line: Vanderbilt by 7



Sagarin prediction: Vanderbilt by 14



Pomeroy prediction: Vanderbilt 79, Mississippi State 65 (VU has a 91 percent chance of victory)



Series record: Vanderbilt leads 72-44; the teams split last year, with VU winning at Memorial Gym and MSU winning in the SEC Tournament





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