March 9, 1993 |
Vanderbilt moved back into the No. 1 spot in the weekly women's basketball poll announced yesterday. Then the Commodores stopped Georgia's hot run through the SEC tournament by beating the Bulldogs, 78-64, last night for the league title and automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. Coach Jim Foster's team (26-2) probably will get a No. 1 seed in the tournament, which begins next week. Georgia (20-12) earned its way to the SEC title game by upsetting Tennessee (27-2), the previous No. 1 team, in the league quarterfinals on Saturday.
January 23, 2004 |
Shereka Wright scored 23 points to lead No. 8 Purdue (15-2, 5-1 Big Ten) to a 74-68 victory over Ohio State last night in Columbus, Ohio. Erika Valek added 18 points. Jessica Davenport had 27 points and 15 rebounds for Ohio State (10-6, 2-3). Tennessee 79, Vanderbilt 54 - Shyra Ely scored 22 points to lead No. 2 Tennessee (15-1, 5-0 Southeastern Conference) in Knoxville, Tenn. The Commodores (14-3, 2-2) turned over the ball 26 times. Duke 78, Maryland 48 - Iciss Tillis scored 21 points for top-ranked Duke (15-1, 6-0 Atlantic Coast Conference)
March 26, 1993 |
Something will have to give. Vanderbilt's five starters like to shoot and reload and shoot some more. They miss only about half the time. The Commodores' go-to guy, Billy McCaffrey, could be the best bomber left in the NCAA tournament. Temple has thrived in the tournament because of its mind-boggling matchup zone defense, an in-your-face, persistent nuisance that held Missouri and Santa Clara to 37.9 percent shooting from the field. So tonight in the NCAA West Regional, in the evening's second game, it will be John Chaney's dogmatic defense against Eddie Fogler's precise, perpetual- motion offense.
March 21, 1993 |
The bombs fell hard yesterday in the first game at Huntsman Center, and when they stopped, the Fighting Illini were digging themselves out of the rubble. Behind a barrage of three-pointers and an irrepressible Billy McCaffrey, Vanderbilt advanced to the NCAA West Regional semifinals with an 85-68 victory over Illinois. The third-seeded Commodores (28-5) will face Temple on Friday in Seattle. Vandy did what it has been doing all season - running a precise offense and dancing the sure-shooting McCaffrey off a maze of picks - to put the sixth- seeded Illini (19-13)
January 13, 2014
James Franklin took a Vanderbilt team that had been 4-20 over the two seasons before his arrival to 24 wins and three bowl games. Here is how his teams did on the field during his three seasons with the Commodores: RECORD OFFENSE DEFENSE Year Overall SEC Yds./Game Pts./Game Yds./Game Pts./Game 2011 6-7 2-6 339.1 26.7 322.8 21.6 2012 9-4 5-3 379.7 30.0 333.9 18.7 ...
March 26, 2004 |
Connecticut hit from outside, pounded the basketball inside, and just plain dominated Vanderbilt for most of the evening in Phoenix. Ben Gordon had 20 points, nine rebounds and five assists as the second-seeded Huskies (30-6) beat the cold-shooting Commodores, 73-53, in the semifinals of the Phoenix Regional last night. Having disposed of one Southeastern Conference team, the Huskies will play eighth-seeded Alabama, the last surviving SEC squad, tomorrow for a Final Four berth.
December 7, 1994 |
Vanderbilt grew up a little bit, at Virginia's expense. Coming off a 95-73 loss on the road to Penn State, the host Commodores rebounded by upsetting the No.20 Cavaliers, 70-65, last night. "We played a heck of a game together as a team," said sophomore Frank Pride, who scored 14 points off the bench for Vanderbilt. "Virginia, a Top 20 team, (us) coming off a 22-point blowout on the road . . . I thought to me, myself, we had to grow up in a hurry. " Vanderbilt (3-1) jumped out to a double-figure lead lead early in the first half.
April 2, 1993 |
In the space of two seasons, Jim Foster, a Mr. Nice Guy with a scowl, has raised the status of the Vanderbilt women's basketball program from middle of the pack to elite. All the teams in this weekend's Final Four have made it this far for the first time, but Vanderbilt's arrival was no surprise. When Foster, a native of Elkins Park, outside Philadelphia, left St. Joseph's for Nashville two years ago, the Commodores already had good players. "It's going to take us five years to find out how good Foster really is, because he's stepping into a load of talent that can carry him that long," Mississippi coach Van Chancellor said at the time.
August 27, 2014 |
A year ago at this time, Matt Rhule was the guy nobody knew that much about. Now Rhule will face a coach who is in the same position when Temple opens its football season Thursday night at Vanderbilt. Derek Mason was hired to replace James Franklin when Franklin left the Commodores to take the reins at Penn State. Mason, who previously served as Stanford's defensive coordinator, is one of 20 new Football Bowl Subdivision coaches this season and one of just five first-time coaches.
June 23, 2011 |
OMAHA, Neb. - Now comes the really hard part for Vanderbilt. The Commodores extended their first appearance at the College World Series with a 5-1 victory over North Carolina last night. Their reward is another game against Southeastern Conference rival Florida, which has beaten them in four of five meetings this season. "We're not thinking, 'How the heck can we beat Florida?' It's not really in the back of our minds at all," Connor Harrell said. "We feel we can compete with them.