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Star Gazing: The week ahead for the Commodores

Heather Bowe and the Commodores host their annual Pink Out game on Sunday.
Heather Bowe and the Commodores host their annual Pink Out game on Sunday.

Jan. 27, 2014

RECORD: 16-4, 5-2 SEC
NEXT GAME: at Missouri, Jan. 30, 7 p.m.

Despite seeing their four-game winning streak come to an end with a 61-57 loss to South Carolina on Sunday, the Commodores maintained their No. 16 ranking in this week's AP poll that was released on Monday.

It is the third consecutive week the Commodores have earned a spot in the AP rankings. They broke into the poll on Jan. 13, coming in at No. 24, and then zoomed up eight spots in last week's poll.

Vanderbilt has posted a 13-2 record since Nov. 22, with both losses coming to South Carolina. Sunday's game against the Gamecocks -- who moved up to No. 7 in this week's AP poll -- was tied at 55-55 with 1:20 to go before South Carolina's Tiffany Mitchell scored back-to-back baskets to help the Gamecocks pull out the win.

UP NEXT: MISSOURI (Thursday, Jan. 30)
Vanderbilt hits the road Thursday night, traveling to Columbia, Mo., to face the Missouri Tigers. It will be the Commodores first-ever road trip to Columbia.

Vanderbilt faced Missouri twice last season -- in the Tigers' first season as members of the SEC -- and the Commodores won both meetings. Vanderbilt posted a 62-46 win in Nashville during the regular season and a 53-40 win over the Tigers in the SEC tournament.

NEXT HOME GAME: vs. Texas A&M, Feb. 2 -- PINK OUT
The Vanderbilt program will help promote the fight against breast cancer on Sunday when the Commodores hold their annual Pink Out festivities during the game against Texas A&M.

New York Life is the presenting sponsor of this year's Pink Out game. The first 700 fans through the doors at Memorial Gym will receive pink T-shirts, and pink shakers will be given away.

Also be on the look out for the Commodores themselves to incorporate some pink into their color scheme of their uniforms they'll be wearing Sunday.

Before the game, fans can visit the Kid Zone -- a designated play area for children that includes inflatables, cotton candy, face tattoos and more.

Fans can also look for the T-shirt toss, gold-shaker give-away and can get their Frequent-Fan card punched. Immediately after the game, the Vanderbilt players will throw miniature basketballs into the stands.

After the game, the players will have a brief cool-down period and will then return to the floor at Memorial Gym to sign autographs.



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