Wednesday, March 5, 2008

VSL Hotline: Senior Day, Edition

Couple of quick things:

The Man We Love to Hait's got a great preview of tough test the Commodores fact against #25 Mississippi State in today's Nashville City Paper. The Bulldogs have clinched the SEC West and are 5-2 on the road in SEC play. Vanderbilt hasn't lost at Memorial this season (18-0).

Mississippi State plays great defense and has one of the best players in the league in Jamont Gordon. Based on his play against Chris Lofton last Tuesday, I'd love to see CKS give Jamie Graham some run tonight.

The Tennessean's Mo Patton also has a piece on tonight's tilt at Memorial. Finally, check out the coaches quotes heading into tonight.

For some unknown reason, tonight's game will not be televised. Apparently, Kentucky at South Carolina and Alabama at LSU are more worthy of television exposure than #25 @ #16. The game is available with the sweet sounds of Joe Fisher on the Vanderbilt ISP, can be listened to online, or heard on Sirius 153.

UPDATE: Thanks to Marv of Who Ya With for bringing this article from CBS Sportsline to the attention of the VSL Newsroom

Vanderbilt baseball beat the crap out of #21 Louisville 17-6 yesterday at Hawkins. They have a 4-game set against Illinois-Chicago starting Thursday at 4pm Central.

Short but sweet today, but let's get the chatter going.

13 comments:

Marv said...

Lead story on CBS College Basketball page is focusing on Shan.

Douglas James said...

Remember when Freije was a senior and all of a sudden he decided to tell everyone that we had been mis-prouncing his name for 4 years? That story just made me think about that again. I still call him "Free-Gee"

Anonymous said...

2.5 hours away from my pre-game ritual of a Rotiers cheeseburger before big games. Very nice.

Seamus O'Toole said...

Anonymous --

It's not kind to taunt those of us who, against our better judgment, no longer live in the accessible vicinity of the glorious goodness that is Rotiers.

Side note: That article on Shan was ridiculous. If you're going to write that, at least have some good stuff in there about who the guy is, how well hes playing his senior season, statistics...SOMETHING other than dwelling on his name pronunciation for an entire article. Leave that to us amateurs in the blogosphere.

Joseph said...

shan getting some love on SI.com


http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0803/cbk.all.american.men/content.12.html

Anonymous said...

42 Points and it wasn't even televised. Un-freakin-believable. 9-15 from three and he singlehandedly carried the team at the end of the second half and overtime. Incredible, and it's a shame if there are no highlights of this game.

Jason said...

Are you kidding me?

Joseph said...

so surreal. shan was bombing from 30ft! instant classic!

j4u said...

how pathetic are we to boo an injured player of the opposing team during the final minute of tonight's vandy-msu basketball team. i thought we had more class than that. do we not know that they will just come in and kick our butts in football????? come on people. the fans who wear orange look better than us

sisserson said...

SEC Player of the Year for sure for Shan, talk about putting the team on his shoulders! I bet CBS sure wishes they had actually put something about his basketball skills in the article now.

I sure am glad Ross had those 11 boards, because 0/10 is not good to see (and is ESPN.com gamecase is actually true, a lot of them were missed layups).

Making all our free throws was huge, I just wish we could have actually SEEN the game.

Great to have the W though.

Andrew Banecker said...

Speechless. I was the only one of my friends with the game on the radio, so I was giving a third person account play by play while Shan went absolutely insane. 9-15 from 3 is not the story. 9-9 from three after being ice cold in the first half is. Neltner tried to lose the game once more, but Shan wouldn't let him. I'll be at the SEC tourney next week. All those who are going as well, let me know... we'll be at every game... and will surely be hitting the bars after. I'll post the where and when next week. Time to stop typing and start celebrating... professional responsibilities be damned. I'm taking a mental health day tomorrow, and citing Foster going insane from three as the reason.

Andrew Banecker said...

One last thing. From the way Joe Fisher was calling things, and the loud, displeased reaction from the fans throughout, it seemed as if the refs were on their knees the entire game. I'd like to get the perspective of someone in Memorial on this.

Anonymous said...

just got back from memorial. best individual performance i've ever seen in that gym. 9 3's in a row. amazing.

yes, the refs BLEW hard core. maybe stansbury payed 'em. seriously, it was that bad. worst i've seen in a long time from an officiating crew.