Feb. 12, 2009
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The 24th-ranked Vanderbilt women's basketball team will begin a three-game homestand on Thursday, Feb. 12, when No. 9/11 Florida visits Memorial Gymnasium for a key Southeastern Conference tilt. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. CT.
Just past the halfway point of the 2009 conference season, the Commodores stand alone in third place in the league. A trio of home games against the top half of the conference will do a lot to figure out postseason seedings for the 2009 SEC Tournament.
After hosting Florida (22-2 overall, tied for first at 8-1 in the SEC) on Thursday, the Commodores will welcome Georgia on Sunday, Feb. 15, for the annual Pink Out game to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. Then next Thursday, Feb. 19, will see SEC frontrunner No. 5/4 Auburn at Memorial Gymnasium for the Commodores' 2009 Senior Night.
All three home games hold special significance in the final month of the regular season. Florida has seen a resurgence under the direction of second-year head coach Amanda Butler. The Gators are 22-2 overall and tied for the best record in the SEC at 8-1.
This weekend's game against Georgia offers the Commodores a chance to avenge a January road loss in Athens on national television, while next weekend's game pits the Commodores against their fourth Top 10 opponent of the year in Auburn (23-1, 8-1 SEC).
Next Thursday's game also marks the last home contest of the year for the Commodores, as Vanderbilt will honor seniors Amy Malo, Jennifer Risper and Christina Wirth during Senior Day ceremonies.
Tickets for all three games are available through the Vanderbilt Ticket Office -- in person at the McGugin Center, by phone at 615-322-GOLD (option 1), or online by clicking here.