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Mar 4, 2017; Nashville, TN, USA; Vanderbilt Commodores forward Jeff Roberson (11) attempts to shoot the ball as Florida Gators forward Devin Robinson (1) defends at Memorial Gymnasium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

SEC/Big 12 Challenge: Vandy Hosts TCU

Texas Christian University will match up with Vanderbilt on Saturday afternoon. Although this game is in Nashville, the horned frogs won’t make it easy for the Commodores to win. In fact, according to ESPN’s predictions, the Commodores only have a 35 percent chance of securing a victory.

Vanderbilt’s Woes

In Vandy’s last four out of five games, they’ve seen a loss. The only break they could catch was against LSU last Saturday, and that win was from a team that has plenty of their own problems. 7-13 is never a good way to start things off. However, Vandy leads the series by at least three games. That gives this SEC/ BIG 12 rivalry some hope for the Commodores. Vandy is coming off a loss from Tennessee, but their players still performed. Riley LaChance scored 25 points in the second half alone. Payton Willis also had a notable three-pointer in the game against the Vols, but there was only one. If LaChance and Willis could come together, this team can still turn this season around.

Hopefully missing their senior guard Matthew Fisher-Davis for the rest of the season won’t be too much of a damper. Davis was second on the team for points scored per game but is out due to a shoulder injury.

TCU’s Strengths

The Horned Frogs came out on the court in November with a bang. They won their first 12 games in a row. 12. And then they started playing ranked teams. The motivation is there.It doesn’t matter if they didn’t play ranked teams those first 12 games, it matters that they won those 12 in a row. No matter what team you are, that’s hard to do. I think this is the beginning of something good for TCU. If they can win this game, they’ll start another winning streak. They certainly have the manpower to do it.

Vladimir Brodziansky has 15 points per game, and their second place man, Kenrich Williams, sits at 14 points per game. Not too shabby if these two can give it their all each and every game. Alex Robinson is also a notable player, he put up 17 points when they upset WVU.

Catch the game in Nashville on ESPN 2 at 4 p.m. Saturday.

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