January 21, 2012

Vanderbilt preview

Since league play began the road has not been kind to No. 15 Mississippi State.

Both of the Bulldogs league losses have come on the road and will face another tough test in Nashville tonight at 6 p.m. CST against Vanderbilt.

MSU has not had much success in Memorial Gymnasium going just 8-52 there all-time with their last win coming in 2004. That lopsided ledger has helped the Commodores take a 74-44 lead in the series including both games a year ago.

Vandy won in Starkville 81-74 during the regular season then ousted the Bulldogs from the SEC Tournament 87-81 ending their season. Renardo Sidney led State with 22 points in the last outing against the Commodores in just 18 minutes of action.

Rick Stansbury does hold a 10-8 record against Vanderbilt.

The Bulldogs come into tonight's game at 15-4 overall and 2-2 in SEC action. Mississippi State dropped a 75-68 decision to Ole Miss in Oxford Wednesday night. Sidney again paced the team with 17 points to go along with nine rebounds against the Rebels.

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