Florida Basketball: Three things Vanderbilt is terrible at and Gators should exploit

Vanderbilt is 7-19 on the season

Feb 17, 2024; Athens, Georgia, USA; Florida Gators forwards Alex Condon (21) and Thomas Haugh (10)
Feb 17, 2024; Athens, Georgia, USA; Florida Gators forwards Alex Condon (21) and Thomas Haugh (10) / Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The SEC is as strong of a basketball conference as it has ever been and Florida Basketball has been able to hold its own despite the night after night grind. The grand irony is that as the conference has ascended on the hardwood that Vanderbilt, who used to be one of the only good SEC basketball schools, has descended into depths that no team wants to reach.

The Commodores are 7-19 entering today's game against the Gators and the following are three stats that are emblematic as to why.

Florida Basketball: No Mercy

Easy Baskets

We had noted before the game against Alabama that the Crimson Tide were one of the top teams in the country at scoring inside as they are ranked 12th in the country at two point shooting at 57.2%.

Vanderbilt on the other hand simply can't buy a basket when they do get inside. The Commodores are ranked 316th in two point shooting at a clip of 46.6%.

But it's not like they are any better when they try to shoot from downtown. In fact they are far worse from beyond the arc as they are ranked 348th in three point shooting at a rate of 28.8%.

Lack Of Resistance

On top of not being able to score themselves when they get inside, Vanderbilt can't exactly offer resistance to opponents.

This is highlighted by the fact that they block opponent shots just 5.2% of the time. That's 227th in the country.

Control The Glass

We have highlighted throughout the year how Florida is able to bail themselves out with their ability to rebound their own missed shots. Vanderbilt meanwhile isn't great at collecting their opponent's misses.

The Commodores only collect their opponent's misses at a rate of 72.2%, 204th in the country this season.