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    MBB Monday Roundup: Rankings, Bracketology and more

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    Vanderbilt fell out of the Top 25 in both major polls released Monday. The Commodores slipped to 31st overall in the "others receiving votes" category of the Associated Press Top 25 and the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll.

    The Commodores next opponent -- Georgia -- jumped into the AP rankings at No. 24 after the Bulldogs defeated Kentucky in Athens last Saturday.

    Vanderbilt will host Georgia Wednesday at 7 p.m. CT.

    BRACKETOLOGY UPDATE's Joe Lunardi has Vanderbilt as a No. 6 seed, down one spot from last week. Bracket's Andy Glockner kept the Commodores at a No. 6 seed for the second week in a row. Bracket

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    Coach Stallings' opening statement...

    "We had a disappointing game on Saturday, a game we had control of and let get away from us. We know we have a tough week because every week's tough in this league. Georgia's coming off a great win and we had three very interesting games with them last year. I think we all expect it to be a very competitive, very tough, physical game just like all SEC games are. We're going to have to play really well to win. We're looking forward to the opportunity and hopefully having a couple of good days of practice before then."

    On what he didn't like in the South Carolina loss...
    "I just didn't like our look and demeanor. We were up 14 in the second half but we just didn't have our normal look. I don't know if we were self-absorbed or what the situation was, but we weren't doing what we needed to win. It's very disappointing because it was a road game that we had a chance to get and we let it get away from us."

    On the Commodores' health situation...
    "It's okay. Andre Walker still hasn't practiced. Of course, we haven't practiced since the (South Carolina) game.  Steve Tchiengang is battling a little bit of an Achilles tendon problem. Other than that, we're fine."

    On last Saturday's SEC results ...
    "It's tough to win on the road in this league; we have a good league. Even some of the teams that might have gotten off to slow starts or performed poorly in the nonconference season, now is an opportunity for them to kind of jump back up into the fray.  Everybody sort of gets new life when conference season starts."

    MORE COLLEGE BASKETBALL NEWS announced that South Carolina's Sam Muldrow and Bruce Ellington were named SEC basketball players of the week.'s Gary Parrish looks back at the weekend of college hoops in his weekly Monday column.'s Jeff Goodman also recaps the weekend and lists the Vanderbilt-Georgia game as one the week's top matchups:
    "The Bulldogs are coming off a home win against Kentucky -- now it's time to see if, in fact, this time has matured and can win on the road."'s Weekly Watch has Nashville as one of the places to be this week for the tilt between VU and UGA:
    "If Kentucky is the clear favorite in the SEC East and Florida the baffling contender with problems to fix, both Vanderbilt and Georgia are the leaders in the dark-horse clubhouse. The Bulldogs are coming off a huge win over Kentucky, while Vandy -- which had the more impressive nonconference stretch of the two -- struggled in a road loss to South Carolina."'s Andy Glockner breaks down each conference in his latest Bubble Watch.'s Seth Davis gives his Hoop Thoughts on Kansas, Enes Kanter, Renardo Sidney and more.

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