The 2013-14 Basketball Season
I took a look at the landscape of SEC basketball for the 2014-15 season a month or so ago. Now that we're into the offseason, well, let's just say our outlook is a bit clearer. And still somewhat muddled. But important updates nonetheless.
Vanderbilt's backcourt got a big boost on Wednesday when Cornell transfer Nolan Cressler chose Vanderbilt over Dayton, Michigan, and Pittsburgh. He'll join a loaded 2014 recruiting class that's primed to continue the Vandy tradition.
Vanderbilt senior point guard Kyle Fuller played his last game for the Commodores, and while his stats may not reflect it, he was one of the most important players for this Vandy squad. So what is his final legacy after a long journey in Nashville?
Vanderbilt's season is over, and the Commodores will notch a second-straight losing season. Mississippi State, who had lost 15 straight games before Wednesday, eliminated the 'Dores from the first round of the SEC Tournament, 82-68.
Vanderbilt will kick off the SEC Tournament on Wednesday when they face 3-15 Mississippi State. What can the Commodores learn from South Carolina's regular season-ending victory over the Bulldogs?
That's right, Vanderbilt has a 0.6 percent chance of winning the SEC Tournament and claiming an automatic bid! Unfortunately, that may actually be overstating things a bit.
A win ensures a winning season for Vanderbilt, but more importantly, it would end Rod Odom and Kyle Fuller's Vanderbilt careers at Memorial Gym on a high note. Here's a breakdown of how the Commodores and LSU match up.
Vanderbilt will have a chance to knock Tennessee off the NCAA Tournament bubble when they travel to Knoxville on Saturday. Can the Commodores follow Texas A&M's blueprint for success and beat their arch rival on the road?
Vanderbilt is 6-7 all-time against number ones at Memorial Gym, and have won four of their last five at home (Loss: UK, 69-63, 02/11/12; Wins: - UT, 72-69, 02/26/08; UF, 83-70, 02/17/07; UK, 101-86, 01/13/93; UNC, 78-76, 12/05/87)
Florida hasn't lost since December 2nd, while Vanderbilt got beat by South Carolina two weeks ago. However, #1 teams often find a way to lose when Memorial Magic is in the air.
Vanderbilt's men's basketball team travels on the road to face a Missouri team hungry to return the favor for Vanderbilt's 78-75 win earlier this season in Memorial. Meanwhile, the baseball team faces Lipscomb in their home opener at the Hawk.