Tennessee is playing as well as anyone in America right now, but Vanderbilt did not put their best foot forward today. The Volunteers do what Cuonzo Martin teams do: play good defense. At the end of the day, however, this game was won at the free throw line where Tennessee was 21-27 as compared to Vanderbilt who was just 8-16 and who missed their first 7 attempts.
The Commodores will be no worse than a 4 seed in next week's SEC tournament, but for a few hours Vanderbilt fans will have to do something that is anathema to being a Commodore: root for Kentucky. If Florida beats the Wildcats tomorrow at the O-Dome, Vanderbilt will be the #4 seed and find themselves on the same side of the bracket as Kentucky. If they Wildcats get their 16th conference win, Vanderbilt will earn the #3 seed in the SEC Tournament.
Sound off, VSLNation