"I think Mississippi State had a good memory from last year's game," said Vanderbilt head coach Bryce Drew, referring to the Commodores' 77-48 win over the Bulldogs last season. "They gave it right back to us. They shot it well and got a lot of loose balls and offensive rebounds that we couldn't make up for. To be down 12 (at halftime), we still had a chance in the game and we got it down to five points. But then Peters hit a tough 3-pointer and got the momentum back in their hands."