All four of ESPN's prognosticators are picking Vandy to win this tournament. Here's Katz's take:
Potential matchup I can’t wait to see: The bracket is built for Vandy-Texas and anything less will be a disappointment for the organizers. That game would be a delight for NBA scouts. Vanderbilt has a loaded nonconference schedule and picking up two key wins in this tournament would certainly be a significant push for the Commodores. They have the balance to beat Texas and will certainly have the experience. But the question for the Dores is how they handle being the favorite. Vandy has done well when not as much was expected. Now the target is on its back.