December 19, 2020
Well, the Vanderbilt Commodores took their first loss of the season on Wednesday afternoon, digging themselves a giant hole that they couldn’t get out of in a 78-67 loss to the Richmond Spiders. But! Vanderbilt lost to Richmond by fewer points than Kentucky did, so maybe there is hope for this season after all.
Tonight, the Radford Highlanders come to town with a 3-4 record, with the three wins coming against the likes of Mars Hill (a Division II school) and Longwood (twice.) That was after they opened the season with losses to Virginia Tech, Norfolk State, James Madison, and East Carolina. In other words, this is a bad team, and KenPom has Vanderbilt winning by a score of 71-59, which should tell you a bit about the current state of the Vanderbilt basketball program.
Vanderbilt has been without DJ Harvey, Clevon Brown, and Myles Stute for the last two games following the team’s return from a COVID-imposed two-week break. We’re not sure of the status of those three going into tonight, but that’s a starter and two key reserves (we think), and you can make a pretty good argument that Clevon should be starting.
Anyway, have fun in the comments for those of you who are watching this instead of the SEC Championship Game (i.e. all of you.) Anchor Down.