Vanderbilt Commodores Basketball

The Vanderbilt Commodores men's basketball team represents Vanderbilt University in the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The Commodores have won three SEC regular season titles (1965, 1974 and 1993). They have competed in ten NCAA Tournaments, making it to the Elite Eight once (1965) and the Sweet 16 six times (1965, 1974, 1988, 1993, 2004, and 2007). Vanderbilt has played in nine National Invitation Tournaments, winning it in 1990 and finishing runners-up in 1994. Kevin Stallings is the current head coach of the Commodores. The Commodores play their home games in Memorial Gymnasium. Memorial Gymnasium was built in the early 1950s. It was dedicated as the campus memorial to students and alumni killed in World War II; a plaque commemorating those who died is displayed in the Gym's North lobby. At the time of the Gym's construction, there was a serious discussion within the Vanderbilt community about whether the school should de-emphasize intercollegiate athletics and refocus on its academic program. As a compromise between those who advocated increased athletics competition and those who argued in favor of de-emphasis, the Gymnasium was built to hold only about...


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