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Anchor Drop, March 18, 2018: Haterade Edition

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Vanderbilt’s baseball team is 2-0 in the SEC, and the men’s golf team is lapping the field in Statesboro.

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Second Round-Tennessee vs Loyola Chicago Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning. The Vanderbilt baseball team used a seven-run eighth inning to beat Mississippi State, 10-1, on Saturday, running their record on the season to 14-5 overall and 2-0 in the SEC. Patrick Raby improved to 2-2 on the season, striking out five over five scoreless innings.

The Commodores conclude the weekend series in Starkville today at 11 AM CT, with first pitch being moved up due to the threat of thunderstorms later in the day. Today’s game can be streamed on the WatchESPN app.

The men’s golf team shot 9-under on Saturday and holds a nine-stroke lead entering the final day of the Schenkel Invitational in Statesboro, Georgia. Theo Humphrey currently holds the individual lead after shooting a 69 (nice) on Saturday.

Women’s bowling finished fifth in the qualifying portion of the Music City Classic, meaning they can do no better than a third-place finish after today. This is the final day of the regular season for the Commodores, with the Southland Conference tournament starting next weekend in Dallas.

The women’s tennis team bounced back from a loss to Mississippi State by beating Ole Miss, 4-2, in Oxford on Saturday.

The men’s tennis team hosts Florida at noon CT. Live stream is here.

The women’s lacrosse team opens Big East play at 1 PM CT against Florida. The game will be streamed on Facebook Live.

The women’s soccer team opens its spring schedule today with a match against Middle Tennessee in Murfreesboro at 5 PM CT.

Off the West End

Vanderbilt baseball signee Ryan Weathers won a state title... in basketball.

Romeo Langford’s high school career ended on Saturday with a loss to Warren Central on a buzzer-beater. Now, Indiana fans can stop hounding him for autographs after his games.

Nashville SC lost its first-ever season opener to Louisville City FC. This link is likely to anger both VUDoc76 (ugh Loserville) and VandyTigerPhD (ugh soccer.)

March happened.

The bad news here is that Kentucky, which beat Buffalo on Saturday, has these teams remaining in its regional: Cincinnati, Nevada, Loyola-Chicago, Kansas State, and UMBC.

Luke Kornet had 6 points and 5 boards in a 124-101 New York Knicks win over Charlotte.