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Game 10: Vanderbilt Commodores vs. Loyola Ramblers — Open Game Thread

It’s the Talking Stick Resort Arena!

NBA: Golden State Warriors at Phoenix Suns Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

6-3 (0-0)
NR (Coaches)
131 (KenPom)

December 18, 2019
5:30 PM CT
CBS Sports Network
Radio: WLAC 1510 AM / WNRQ 98.3 FM(Affiliates)

7-4 (0-0)
NR (Coaches)
109 (KenPom)

It’s the annual tradition, the Game That Is Inexplicably Played in a Random NBA Arena In Front of a Sparse Crowd. This time, the opponent is the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers, and the venue is the Talking Stick Resort Arena, normally the home of the Phoenix Suns.

No, neither Vanderbilt nor Loyola-Chicago is anywhere close to Phoenix. Saben Lee is from Phoenix, so he gets to play in front of friends and family. Also, this game tips off at 5:30 PM. I barely have time to get home from work.

Anyway, Loyola-Chicago is not the same team that went to the Final Four a couple of years ago. We will always appreciate them for beating Tennessee in heartwrenching fashion on the way there, though. Anchor Down.