Sept. 28, 2009
With the 2009-10 season less than 40 days away, a number of college basketball pundits have sent out their predictions for the upcoming year.
After their sixth Southeastern Conference Tournament championship and 14th Sweet 16 appearance in 2009, the Vanderbilt women's basketball team has been selected as high as No. 9 in preseason polls.
Clay Kallam picked the women's Top 10 for the current issue of SLAM Magazine (page 66), placing Vanderbilt at No. 9.
In the Athlon Sports' 2009-10 College Basketball Preview (page 190), writer Doug Herakovich has chosen the Commodores at No. 18.
The annual Lindy's College Basketball edition also includes the Commodores in its rankings, expecting that the Commodores' "guards [will] keep Vandy among SEC elite." Lindy's has Vanderbilt listed at No. 20.
Fans will get their first look at the 2009-10 Commodore women's basketball team on Friday, Oct. 30, in an exhibition against Union (Tenn.) University. The regular season then begins on Sunday, Nov. 15, when Lehigh visits Memorial Gymnasium.
Season tickets begin at $32 and are currently available through the Vanderbilt Ticket Office. Tickets may be purchased online anytime at vucommodores.com, by phone at 615-322-GOLD (5643) or in person at the McGugin Center on campus during regular business hours.