The NCAA Tournament bracket is live, and despite Jerry Palm’s protests, Vanderbilt is going dancing. The Commodores didn’t just sneak into the field, but wound up with a nine-seed just a month after falling to 12-13 after a 20-point loss to Missouri. They’ll face eighth-seeded Northwestern, who will make their first-ever appearance in the Big Dance after a 20-11 season in a weak Big Ten.
Bryce Drew’s first year at the helm is already a success after leading the team to a higher seed in 2017 despite losing first-round draft picks Damian Jones and Wade Baldwin IV to the NBA. He can cement his status as one of the SEC’s top coaches by pushing Vanderbilt deep into March Madness.
Vandy’s return to the tournament gives us the chance to project the ‘Dores to our wildest dreams in this year’s pick’em. We’ll be working with Yahoo! Sports to provide a platform to make your selections and do your best to avoid a busted bracket. There aren’t any prizes at stake — yet — but we’re working on figuring something out for our winners.
Here’s the link to join below.
You’ve got until Thursday morning to enter the group and prove your mettle against Vanderbilt fans from across the country. Come and join us!