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Vanderbilt @ Davidson, December 22, 2020

Davidson:

Davidson has a 2-1 record on their home court and is 4-3 overall this season. Davidson is averaging 70.4 PPG, which ranks 217th in the nation. Opponents are scoring a low 64.7 points on the Davidson defense. This team shoots 46.8% from the field and 73.3% from the free throw line. Additionally, Davidson makes 9.7 threes per game on 37.6% shooting. The point differential when they win amounts to 13.5 points per game. Meanwhile, it is 4.7 points when they lose.

Davidson is led offensively by Kellan Grady, who scores 17.7 points per game on 45.5% shooting. Hyunjung Lee adds a heavy scoring load with 16.7 PPG while shooting 54.9%. Davidson further receives help from Carter Collins, who shoots 51.8% from the field and averages 13.4 PPG. Collins also facilitates the offense, collecting 3.6 assists per game. Luka Brajkovic leads Davidson on the glass grabbing 5.6 rebounds per game. Not just an offensive threat, Grady’s fast hands create havoc on the defensive end as he gathers 0.9 steals per game. Brajkoviccarries a lot of presence near the basket, blocking 1.4 shots per game.

Vanderbilt:

Vanderbilt is 0-0 away from home and is 3-1 overall this season. Their offense has been decent this season, putting in 71.8 points per game. This ranks 193rd in the NCAA. Vanderbilt’s defense has had a great season so far, with opposing teams only scoring 60.0 points per game. Vanderbilt is shooting 41.3% from the field on the season. They make 8.0 three-pointers per game on 29.1% shooting from deep. From the free throw line, they are shooting 82.6%. When Vanderbilt wins, they beat their opponents by an average of 19.3 points, but they are bested by 11.0 points in their losses.

Vanderbilt’s leading scorer is Scotty Pippen, who pours in 21.5 points per game on 41.7% shooting. Dylan Disu contributes 11.3 PPG while shooting 46%. Giving the team 6.8 points and shooting at an 37.5% clip, Trey Thomas complements Pippen and Disu nicely as a third option. Pippen is the floor general on offense, throwing 4.8 assists per game. Disu contributes on the boards as well, collecting 9.0 rebounds per game. Pippen’s pesky defense results in 2.0 steals per game. Disu makes opponents think twice before entering the lane, sending back 1.3 shots per game.

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