Vanderbilt Commodores Schedule in 2013-14
The Vanderbilt Commodores are ready to hit the court and dominate the
competition in what should be another fantastic season of college hoops. The Commodores have a roster filled with talented
players that are looking to make their mark on the SEC this season, and fans of the team are hoping that 2013-14 will be a
banner year for Vandy hoops. The Commodores always have their work cut out for them by competing in the SEC, one of the top
college basketball conferences in the nation. Last season the Commodores narrowly missed out on notching a winning record,
both overall and in conference play. Just a few more wins at home this season could make all the difference for this team.
The Commodores have a host of tough matchups coming their way at Memorial Gym this season, so get out to the stands and see
all the action for yourself.
The Commodores will host one of the best teams in the SEC, the Florida Gators, on February
25th in what should be one of the toughest games of the year for Vandy. The Gators have an elite hoops program, spearheaded
by head coach Billy Donovan. Donovan has brought multiple National Championships to Florida, and always has some of the top
players in the nation. The Commodores won't be able to win this contest on talent; they will have to play as a team. Execution
and efficiency will reign supreme in this game, and fans are hoping that the Commodores can pull of the upset here.
final home game of the regular season for the Commodores falls on March 6th when they host the LSU Tigers. The Tigers are
always a formidable opponent, as they have one of the best athletic departments in college sports. The Commodores will look
to pull out this big victory to close out their 2013-14 home schedule in front of their adoring fans.
The Vanderbilt Commodores basketball program dates back to the year 1900, when the team first took
to the hardwood for competition. Since then the Commodores have had some incredible seasons, establishing a loyal fan base
that loves to come out to see the Commodores in action. Each year as the college basketball season really begins to heat up,
Memorial Gym, the Nashville, Tennessee home of the Vanderbilt Commodores, is the place to be for nonstop hoops action. The
Commodores have won the SEC regular season three times and the conference tournament twice. Success is part of the basketball
tradition at Vanderbilt, and the program has been selected to 10 NCAA Tournaments, getting to the Sweet Sixteen six times
and the Elite Eight once. Additionally, the Commodores have won the NIT twice, in 1990 and 1994.
When was the last time the Vanderbilt Commodores basketball team finished atop the conference standings at season's
The answer is 1993, which was the third time that the Commodores were able to accomplish this feat.
Players for the Vanderbilt Commodores
The Vanderbilt Commodores have seen some fantastic athletes come through this
basketball program over the years, giving fans some memorable moments along the way. The Vanderbilt have had seven players
named SEC Player of the Year: Shan Foster, Derrick Byars, Dan Langhi, Billy McCaffery, Will Perdue, Jan van Breda Kolf and
Clyde Lee, who was given the honor twice. Shan Foster who played for the Commodores from 2004 through 2008 is the school's
all-time leader in points with 2,011 career points while Clyde Lee who played from 1966 through 1968 has the highest points
per game average with 21.8. Lee would go on to carve out a solid career in the National Basketball Association, averaging
more than 10 rebounds per game throughout his career. Vandy alum Jeff Taylor currently plays in the NBA.
Commodores Fan Traditions
Fans love to pack the stands to see their favorite team take on some of their biggest rivals,
and that is definitely the case when it comes to fans of the Vanderbilt Commodores basketball team. Vanderbilt's fiercest
rivalry in every sport exists with the Tennessee Volunteers. The proximity of the two universities only adds fuel to the fire,
as they compete for bragging rights in the state each and every season. The rivalry on the basketball court between the two
schools is the most intense of all of the sports, and you can be sure that there is never any love lost when the two schools
play one another. As a long-time member of the SEC, Vanderbilt has rivalries with several other schools in the conference,
and any game played between two SEC schools has the possibility of becoming one for the ages. The Commodores are always hopeful
to take down the two conference basketball powerhouses that are Kentucky and Florida, and those matchups are ones not to be
missed by any college hoops fan.