Thursday, March 13, 2008

Foster Named "Second-Team" All-American by ESPN; Commies Square Off Against Auburn in Atlanta

Although they don't technically have a second team, ESPN just announced its All-America awards and Shan Foster is among the five guys "also receiving votes," making him a de facto Second-Team All-American selection. You know you're good when Chris Douglas-Roberts is the only person in the nation the voters can think to put ahead of you at your position. Congrats once again to Shan.

Now FOCUS, dangit. The Commies tip off against Auburn in 5 minutes to open up SEC Tournament play, and Commodore Nation should not be taking anything for granted given the way we've disappointed in this tournament the past several years.

How we play today could be the difference between a trap seed and a set-up seed. Auburn has been decimated by injuries this year and third-year coach Jeff Lebo has struggled just putting guys on the floor. At this point I believe they have 6 healthy scholarship players. Nevertheless, Vanderbilt cannot look past the Tigers' 14-15 (4-12 SEC) record. They kept it close the whole way against us in Nashville in January's 78-71 win, so there's no telling what will happen outside the confines of Memorial in that horrible dome where we never seem to put our A game on the court. I'd say we're due for a blowout, a statement to the Selection Committee if you will that what happened in Tuscaloosa was a flukey letdown and this is a team that can make a legitimate run in March.

8 comments:

J.B., M.D. said...

I love watching this game at my desk, especially watch Croc OG dominating everyone.

Is it just me or are there many more Vandy fans there than Auburn fans?

Bobby O'Shea said...

UConn losing early in the big east tournament is huge for Vanderbilt. The key is no let downs in the last 8 minutes of the Auburn game.

Seamus O'Toole said...

Good call. That arguably clears the way for a 4-seed to be snatched up..."and we're just the guys to do it."

Anonymous said...

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evenmoreanonymous said...

OK, we beat Auburn. And now, once again, Arkansas is the dragon standing in the road. Sooner or later, the Commies have to beat these guys when it counts.

evenmoreanonymous said...

Aaagh. Gobbled by the dragon again.

Aaron said...

umm what a pitiful performance against Arkansas. Again, they have our number, if you want to beat Vandy just watch film from the Arkansas game. 5 or 6 seed for us now

Boyer in the District said...

It wasn't just Vandy. UT got slain, too.

Scoreboard.

Boyer in the District