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Vanderbilt knows Saturday is a must-win game

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With three games left in the regular season, Vanderbilt is still on the NCAA Tournament bubble. Joe Lunardi lists the Commodores as one of the last four teams in the dance, making Saturday’s game absolutely huge for them. Wade Baldwin IV and Damian Jones admitted as much to reporters yesterday.

We’re trying to play to get to the tournament and they’re a team we have to beat to get in the tournament,” Baldwin said. “Huge game for us.”

Many believe that Jones, a junior, could head to the NBA after this season, and if you read between the lines, he also believes this could be his last chance.

“Just trying to make the tournament,” Jones said of his impressive play as of late. “It’s been my dream forever and I’m just trying to make it happen.”

Jones had 27 points in Vandy’s win over Florida on Tuesday, and Baldwin said Jones’ sense of urgency has carried over to the rest of the team.

“I think there’s definitely a sense of urgency, especially with all the expectations coming into the season on where we should be and we let it slip a little bit, but now we’re here and the opportunity is right in front of him. And the sense of urgency that got into [Jones] got into the rest of us.”

What will the atmosphere be like in Memorial Gymnasium tomorrow?

“I hope it’s at a maximum capacity,” Baldwin said. “Maximum crowd with maximum energy and loud.”

So, just another day on the road in the SEC for the Cats.


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6 Comments for Vanderbilt knows Saturday is a must-win game

  1. smigsky
    10:57 am February 26, 2016 Permalink

    Get ready for a “WEIRD COLOR GOLD OUT”

  2. Kyblue34
    11:02 am February 26, 2016 Permalink

    I’m more worried about the SEC refs thinking that it’s a must win for Vandy.

    • UK Big Board Update
      11:36 am February 26, 2016 Permalink

      LOL!! Good point…

    • John Moulden
      12:45 pm February 26, 2016 Permalink

      Yeh. If Pat F’n Adams has his sorry black a** there. UK is screwed. Don’t forget Jamie Lucie or Doug Shows
      . Douchebags.

  3. WeareBBN
    1:22 pm February 26, 2016 Permalink

    WOW, our fans whine about refs before the game. Great representation, all BBN is so proud. Maybe if we play well, REBOUND the ball, don’t spike the ball with 10 seconds left, move our feet well on defense so players don’t blow by us and play with lots of energy we win. Vandy is , just like the rest of the SEC, an average team at best.

    • Booby Petrino
      2:04 pm February 26, 2016 Permalink

      The thing is, even if we rebound, don’t spike the ball, move our feet well, and play with lots of energy, we still have to play against the refs bc whether you want to admit it or not, they have screwed us all season.