MBB opens regular season Saturday
Nov. 9, 2012
The Commodores begin their 113th year of organized basketball this Saturday when they welcome Nicholls State from the Southland Conference to Memorial Gym for a 3 p.m. tip off.
About Nicholls State
Vanderbilt's Two Exhibition Wins
The Commodores knocked off St. Xavier, 77-69, and Delta State, 69-48, in their two exhibition games this season.
Exhibition Game Notes
The Commodores in Season-Openers
53-7 Vanderbilt’s record in home openers at Memorial Gym - the SEC’s oldest basketball facility is in its 61st season.
12-1 Vanderbilt head coach Kevin Stallings is 12-1 in season openers, with the only loss coming against Georgetown on November 15, 2006, at Memorial Gym.
The Commodore men’s non-conference schedule includes the possibility of facing five 2012 NCAA Tournament teams - Davidson, West Virginia (possible opponent, Old Spice), Gonzaga (possible opponent, Old Spice), Xavier, and Butler - and seven total teams from the 2012 postseason (Oregon, MTSU). With three SEC opponents making the NCAA Tournament and four advancing to the NIT in 2012, Vanderbilt could face up to eight NCAA teams and 11 teams who advanced to postseason play a year ago.
Vanderbilt travels to Eugene, Oregon, to take on the University of Oregon on Friday night. Tip off is set for a 10 p.m. CT start, with the game to be televised on the Pac 12 Network. Following the Commodores’ trip to the west coast, Vanderbilt will travel to Orlando to compete in the Old Spice Classic at the Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney.
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