Feb 23, 2016; Gainesville, FL, USA; Vanderbilt Commodores guard Wade Baldwin IV (4) drives past Florida Gators guard Kasey Hill (0) during the first half of a basketball game at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

NCAA Tournament Preview: Vanderbilt vs. Wichita State

The Commodores and Shockers matchup Tuesday for an NCAA Tournament play-in game. The winner will play Arizona on Thursday.

Wichita State will make its sixth consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The Shockers are lead in scoring by guard Rob Baker who is averaging 14.2 points per game. Forward Anton Grady is Wichita State’s most efficient shooter, shooting 52.8 percent from the field right now.

The Shockers boast the nation’s best defense, allowing 59.3 points per game. Yet the same cannot be said for their offensive game. WSU rankes 175th in scoring with 73.2 points per game, 102nd with 37.5 boards and is tied at 109 with 14.3 assists per game. Guard Fred VanVleet, who missed a large portion of the beginning of the season, is also a player to watch in this game.

The Commodores had won four consecutive games over Georgia, Florida, Kentucky and Tennessee, before losing to Texas A&M and Tennessee (in the SEC tourney) to end the season. Guard Wade Baldwin IV leads the commodores in scoring with 14.3 points per game. Vanderbilt compares favorably with WSU scoring 76.8 points per game, 38.6 rebounds per game, 14.9 assists per game and is allowing 67.3 points per game.

The Commodores and Shockers square off in prime time at 9:10 p.m on Tuesday night.

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