Feb. 24, 2014
UPDATE ON THE DORES
RECORD: 18-9, 7-7 SEC
CURRENT STREAK: Lost one
NEXT GAME: host Florida, Thursday, 7 p.m.
WHERE THEY STAND
After suffering a loss to Alabama on Sunday, the Commodores are 7-7 in the SEC and are in a three-way tie for fifth place with LSU and Florida.
If the season ended today, Vanderbilt would be the No. 6 seed for the SEC tournament, which begins next week, based on the conference's tie-breaking system.
However, the Commodores can potentially improve their seeding this week by winning their final two regular-season games.
The top four seeds each receive byes into the quarterfinals, and will not get into tourney action until Friday. Vanderbilt is still mathematically alive to be among the top four seeds.
UP NEXT: SALUTING THE SENIORS
When the Commodores host Florida on Thursday at 7 p.m., the Vanderbilt program will recognize record-breaking seniors Christina Foggie and Jasmine Lister, who will be playing their final home game at Memorial Gym.
The Senior Night festivities are scheduled to begin at 6:40 p.m., and there will also be a special postgame video tribute.
Foggie and Lister have developed into iconic figures for the Vanderbilt program over the past four years, and they are leaving strong legacies in Nashville.
Foggie is currently in contention to win the SEC scoring title for the second time in her career, and ranks in the Top-10 on Vanderbilt's all-time scoring list. She recently became the program's all-time leader in career 3-pointers.
Lister has started 124 consecutive games -- every game in her career -- and is Vanderbilt's all-time leader in minutes played by a wide margin. She ranks third on the program's all-time list for assists and is likely to move into the Top-10 on Vanderbilt's all-time scoring list before the season ends.
In the process, Foggie and Lister have each earned a massive collection of honors and awards, including being named to this year's preseason All-SEC team.
PLAYING FOR A PURPOSE
It has become a tradition for the Vanderbilt seniors to dedicate their final home game to their favorite charity or community-service group.
Foggie and Lister have selected the Nashville Dolphins -- a group that provides year-round swimming opportunities for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
The group utilizes four pools across Davidson County and provides their services at no cost to the swimmers.
For more on the organization, click here.
NOTE: Fans who plan to attend Thursday's game are being asked to wear lavender in support of the Nashville Dolphins.
The first 500 fans through the gates at Memorial Gym on Thursday will receive official lavender senior day T-shirts supporting the Nashville Dolphins, and the first 1,000 fans will receive "We Love Our Seniors" buttons.
During the game, fans can watch for the T-shirt toss and gold-shaker give-away.
After the game, the Vanderbilt players will throw miniature basketballs into the stands, and fans who have participated in the frequent-fan card promotion this season can pick up their prizes in the Southeast lobby.
After Thursday's game, the Commodores will conclude the regular season on the road, traveling to Lexington to face Kentucky on Sunday.