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The Vanderbilt Commodores welcome the Georgia Tech Commodores to Nashville on Saturday to close its pre-Christmas schedule. The Vanderbilt Commodores welcome the Georgia Tech Commodores to Nashville on Saturday to close its pre-Christmas schedule.

NASHVILLE, TN (RNN) – The Vanderbilt Commodores welcome the Georgia Tech Commodores to Nashville on Saturday to close its pre-Christmas schedule.

The Commodores (6-3) come into the game on a two-game winning streak; their last win came against the Austin Peay Governors, a 58-56 win on Dec. 17.

The game is the 71st meeting between the two schools, and Vanderbilt leads the series all-time with a record of 38-33; the Commodores are also 13-1 against the visitors in Memorial Gym. Georgia Tech (8-3) won the last meeting 63-51 in Atlanta on Dec. 6, 2008.

The two teams were charter members of the Southeastern Conference in 1932 before Georgia Tech left to join the ACC in 1964.

Vanderbilt's leading scorer is sophomore guard Eric McClellan, who is averaging 15.7 points per game and five rebounds per game. Senior forward Rod Odom is not far behind, averaging 12.8 points per game and 5.6 rebounds per game.

The Yellow Jackets are led by University of Tennessee transfer Trae Golden, who averages 12.6 points per game and 4.8 rebounds per game.

Tipoff between the Commodores and the Yellow Jackets is 4 p.m. ET and will be televised on Fox Sports Network.

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