January 30, 2021
Well, the Vanderbilt Commodores look once again to end a losing streak that’s now at six games, the kind of thing that is absolutely not a new thing for the Vanderbilt basketball program in the last few years. Everybody knows about the 20-game losing streak to end 2019, but 2020 saw Vanderbilt have losing streaks that reached nine and seven games, sandwiched around a random win over LSU. (2018, somehow, never saw Vanderbilt lose more than four in a row.) Even 2015 saw Vanderbilt lose seven in a row at one point, and 2014 had a five-game losing streak to end the season.
But, the last time the South Carolina Gamecocks came to Memorial Gym, Vanderbilt picked up an 83-74 win to end the 2020 regular season. Interestingly, the two leading scorers in that game — Scotty Pippen (21 points) and Maxwell Evans (20 points) — are still on the team.
South Carolina has played nine games, total, this season and comes in with a 4-5 record. They ended a three-game losing streak with an 83-59 win over Georgia on Wednesday night. Let’s basketball, shall we?
Have fun, expect to win, Anchor Down.