Vanderbilt Commodores (24-8) vs. Murray State Racers (30-4)
When: Thursday, 1:30 p.m. Central
Where: HP Pavilion (18,500), San Jose, Calif.
Radio: Nashville: 104.5 FM
Rankings: Vanderbilt is 21st in the AP Poll and 22nd in ESPN's; Murray State received votes in the AP Poll
RPI: Vanderbilt is 26th, Murray State is 56th
The line: Vanderbilt by 4.5
Sagarin prediction: Vanderbilt by 4
Pomeroy prediction: Vanderbilt 73, Murray State 70 (VU has a 59 percent chance of winning)
Series record: Vanderbilt leads 3-1, and won the last game by a 74-57 score during the 1988-89 season. MSU's last win came during the 1945-6 season (53-34).
NCAA Tournament records: Vanderbilt is 9-11, MSU is 1-13.
Last NCAA appearance: Vanderbilt: lost to Siena in the first round in 2008; MSU: lost to North Carolina in the first round in 2006.
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