The 2014-15 Basketball Season
Vanderbilt will get the chance to avenge a 2013 loss when they travel to Austin to face the Texas Longhorns in the Big 12/SEC Challenge. The trip will allow players like Damian Jones and Jeff Roberson a chance to return to the state where they played AAU ball.
Wade Baldwin IV is known to most outside Nashville as "the player Kevin Stallings threatened to kill." A look at his growth as a freshman suggests that basketball fans will know him for much more by the time he graduates.
James Siakam was the only senior in Vanderbilt's rotation and he led this team by example on the court. The Cameroonian forward was one of the SEC's most underrated player en route to averaging 10 points, 7 rebounds, and nearly 2 blocks in conf. play
Welcome to Anchor of Gold's Basketball Review, where we'll break down each player from the 2014-15 NIT quarterfinalists and examine their expectations going into the season, their performance, and predictions for next year.
Vanderbilt won a postseason game for the first time since 2013 when they advanced to the NIT quarterfinals. With only one rotation player leaving and five highly rated newcomers taking the floor in 2015-16, there's plenty of exciting building in Nashville.
A crowd of hundreds trickled in to Maples Pavilion to watch Stanford earn an NIT semifinal bid by dispatching Vanderbilt 78-75. Referee whistles were as frequent as crowd applause as the Cardinal held serve in an ugly quarterfinal matchup.
Memorial Gym got as loud as it has all season when Vanderbilt hosted South Dakota State in the second round of the NIT. That home court advantage wasn't lost on Commodore head coach Kevin Stallings, who thanked the fans on Saturday.
This is it for 2014-2015 in Memorial Gym. This is your last chance to support the young pups before they morph into a ravenous pack of foaming-at-the-mouth, flesh-eating wolverines. Metamorphosis is a beautiful, deadly thing. The future is bright.