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    Hoops Roundup: Rankings, Bracketology (Feb. 15)

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    VANDERBILT MEN'S BASKETBALL SCHEDULE/RESULTS  view

    Last Week
    Thursday, Feb. 10: Vanderbilt 81, Alabama 77
    Saturday, Feb. 12: Vanderbilt 81, Kentucky 77

    This Week
    Wednesday, Feb. 16: Vanderbilt at Georgia, 6 p.m. CT, TV: ESPNU
    Saturday, Feb. 19: Vanderbilt at Auburn, 3 p.m. CT, TV: SEC Network


    COMMODORES MOVE UP IN RANKINGS


    With two big conference wins last week, Vanderbilt jumped to its highest ranking of the year in both major polls.

    The Commodores (18-6, 6-4 SEC) are 18th in the Associated Press Top 25 and the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll.

    Kentucky (No. 22) and Florida (No. 14/15) also appear in the rankings.


    BRACKETOLOGY UPDATE


    ESPN.com's Joe Lunardi moved Vanderbilt up one spot to a No. 5 seed.

    SI.com's Andy Glockner also placed VU as a No. 5 seed.

    And CBSsports.com's Jerry Palm gave the 'Dores a No. 5 seed as well.


    NEWS ON THE COMMODORES


    VUcommodores.com: ESPNU All-Access on the Commodores
    ESPNU airings: Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 5 p.m. CT; Friday, Feb. 18 at 2:30 p.m. CT; Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 3 p.m. CT; and Saturday, March 5, at 5 p.m. CT.
    VUcommodores.com: VU travels to Georgia Wednesday

    VUcommodores.com: CBS video preview of VU-UGA matchup

    VUcommodores.com: 104.5 Interview with Kevin Stallings

    VUcommodores.com: Jenkins nabs 2nd SEC Player of Week

    VUcommodores.com: Replay of Kevin Stallings' Call-in Show

    Chris Dortch, Blue Ribbon: Fast Break on John Jenkins

    SECsports.com: Monday teleconference with Kevin Stallings

    Andy Glockner, SI.com: Jenkins on All-Underappreciated Team


    MORE COLLEGE BASKETBALL NEWS

    ESPN.com: Weekly Watch Week 12
    More teams that impressed us: Vanderbilt
    "The Commodores don't like to do anything easy. In a span of three days, Vandy clipped Alabama and Kentucky at home, both coming down to the final possessions. Alabama coach Anthony Grant and Kentucky coach John Calipari looked exasperated at one point -- and that's what Memorial Magic will do to coaches."
    ESPN.com: Andy Katz's Observations from the week

    ESPN.com: Eamonn Brennan's Observations from the week

    ESPN.com: NCAA Bubble Watch
    Teams that should be in: Vanderbilt [18-6 (6-4), RPI: 15, SOS: 11]
    "After Thursday night's thrilling home win over Alabama, the Commodores' at-large chances were already looking strong. After Saturday's win over Kentucky, those chances are such that it would take a massive February collapse for Kevin Stallings' team to miss the tournament. The one thing Vanderbilt really needed was a marquee win, and as far as the RPI is concerned, it's hard to do much better than beating Kentucky. Provided the Dores don't pile up too many egregious slip-ups the rest of the way -- Saturday's game at Auburn could be particularly dangerous and damaging -- they'll have no problem getting to the Big Dance."
    SI.com: Seth Davis' Hoops Thoughts

    SI.com: Andy Glockner's Bubble Watch
    Should be in: Vanderbilt [18-6, 6-4; RPI: 17, SOS: 13]
    "The 'Dores got a hard-earned home sweep of Alabama and Kentucky by identical 81-77 scores to slip into second place in the East. If they can hold onto that spot, they'll get a first-round bye in the SEC tournament, which would be a nice bonus. It won't be easy, though. Four of the last six are away from Memorial Gym and the two home games are Tennessee and Florida."
    GW: North Carolina (N), Saint Mary's, Kentucky
    BL: Arkansas

    CBSsports.com: Gary Parrish's Weekend Look Back

    FoxSports.com: Jeff Goodman's Weekly Recap

    FoxSports.com: Power Rankings


    SEC STANDINGS  view
    East
    Florida 9-2
    Vanderbilt 6-4
    Georgia 6-4
    Tennessee 5-5
    Kentucky 5-5
    South Carolina 4-6
    West
    Alabama 8-2
    Mississippi State 5-5
    Arkansas 5-6
    Ole Miss 4-6
    LSU 2-8
    Auburn 2-8

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