Vanderbilt earned their first quality win of the season when they beat Florida at home. Can they keep that momentum rolling by upsetting Texas in Austin on Saturday?
The Commodores will take a break from conference play for the Big 12/SEC Challenge, which pits them up against the Longhorns for the second time in three seasons. Vandy lost their last game against UT, falling 70-64 despite a comeback that left them down by a single point with 34 seconds left to play. This season, they'll bring a roster whose talent is light years ahead of that 2013 squad, but their postseason hopes aren't appreciably better.
The 13-7 Longhorns will present another key opportunity for a resume-building win. Texas is ranked No. 21 in the CBS RPI and currently projected to be a six-seed in the NCAA Tournament. Beating them on Saturday would be a huge accomplishment for a team that's struggled in 2015-16, but it won't be easy.
We brought in an expert to help break down the Longhorns' strengths and weaknesses. Cody Daniel is an author over at Burnt Orange Nation, the internet's premier Texas Longhorns site. He was kind enough to sit down and answer my questions about this weekend's matchup. Here's what he had to say about the Big 12/SEC Challenge.