Feb 25, 2017; Nashville, TN, USA; Vanderbilt Commodores guard Joe Toye (2) drives against Mississippi State Bulldogs guard I.J. Ready (15) during the second half at Memorial Gymnasium. Vanderbilt won 77-48. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Bulldogs and Commodores Seek to Snap Losing Streak

On Tuesday, the Mississippi State Bulldogs will host the Vanderbilt Commodores in SEC men’s basketball action.

Both teams are currently on a three-game losing streak, so this game will be an immense opportunity for the two teams to turn things around.

Commodores and Bulldogs on the Offensive Side

The Commodores currently have an overall record of 6-11 and are 1-4 in SEC play. Vandy’s most recent match was a loss on Saturday against Kentucky,ย 74-67. Senior Jeff Roberson has been a key player for the Commodores. During Saturday’s game, Roberson locked in 20 points for Vandy. He is currently the leading-scorer for the team averaging 15.1 PPG and 7.8 RPG. In addition to Roberson, senior Matthew Fisher-Davis (11.9 PPG), freshman Saben Lee (11.2 PPG) and senior Riley LaChance (10.9 PPG) all average in the double-digits.

Meanwhile, Mississippi State is currently 13-4 overall this season and are 1-3 in SEC play. On Saturday, the Bulldogs lost to theย Auburn Tigers 76-68. Junior guard, Quinndary Weatherspoon was able to secure 14 points for Miss. State against Auburn. Weatherspoon has consistently led the Bulldogs in scoring, averaging 14. 4 PPG. Some other lead-scorers for the Bulldogs are freshman Aric Holman (11.8 PPG), and freshman Nick Weatherspoon 11.0 PPG.

Jan 13, 2018; Starkville, MS, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs guard Quinndary Weatherspoon (11) handles the ball against Auburn Tigers guard Davion Mitchell (10) during the first half at Humphrey Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

Which SEC team will snap the losing streak?

Vanderbilt has a strong top of the roster but the team struggles to get their bench involved. The team has a pattern of giving-up points, even when they win. This kind of permissive defense would allow for their opponents to steal games even when the offense is playing its best.ย As for Mississippi State, the Bulldogs have recently faded as they have faced tougher competition. If Mississippi State can pull themselves together, they have a chance of snapping their losing streak.

Game Details

Game time is set on January 16th. Tip off begins at 7 p.m at the Humphrey Coliseum.

Jan 13, 2018; Nashville, TN, USA; Vanderbilt Commodores guard Joe Toye (2) goes for the rebound against the Kentucky Wildcats during the second half at Memorial Gymnasium. Kentucky won 74-67. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports


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