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Men's Basketball Hosts the Harlem Globetrotters 11/8/02

The Vanderbilt men’s basketball team opens the 2002-03 campaign Monday night with an exhibition game against the Harlem Globetrotters. The game will tip off at 7 p.m. at Memorial Gym and tickets are available for $12. For more ticket information, please call 615-322-GOLD or visit our online ticketing system at vucommodores.com.

The Harlem Globetrotters are synonymous with family entertainment and great basketball skills. They have thrilled crowds for more than 76 years with their court antics and their endless battles with the Washington Generals.

But two years ago, the Harlem Globetrotters added another chapter to their steeped history when they participated in a Fall College Tour. This Harlem Globetrotters team was unlike the “show” teams that have delighted fans for years. This team was trying to win.

In November 2000, the Globetrotters played three games against college teams and lost only to eventual national champion Michigan State. Last fall, the Globetrotters played nine games versus college teams and went 8-1. The only loss was to Western Kentucky, which later lost to Vanderbilt at the Gaylord Entertainment Center.

This fall, the Harlem Globetrotters will play another nine-game slate with games against five teams ranked in the preseason top-25.

After taking on the Harlem Globetrotters, the Commodores will wrap up the exhibition season against Upstate New York Friday, Nov. 15 at Memorial Gym. Vanderbilt begins the regular season Nov. 22 against Southeastern Louisiana.

 

 

2002 Harlem Globetrotters Fall College Tour Roster

No.	Player	Ht.	Wt.	Pos.	College
14	Tyrus Boswell	6-8	250	F	Kentucky Wesleyan ‘02
5	Aundre Branch	6-5	183	G	Baylor ‘95
53	Cedric Ceballos	6-7	220	F	Cal-State Fullerton ‘90
30	Lorenzo Coleman	7-1	300	C	Tennessee Tech ‘97
10	Todd Day	6-7	200	G/F	Arkansas ‘92
31 	Brandon Dean	6-1	200	G	Arkansas ‘02
54	Tellis Frank	6-10	260	F/C	Western Kentucky ‘87
3	Chudney Gray	6-3	190	G	St. John’s ‘00
8	Solomon Hughes	6-11	230	F/C	California ‘02
7	Reggie Jordan	6-4	195	G	New Mexico State ‘91
2	Ronald Nunnery	6-3	195	G	Lamar ‘99
45	Olden Polynice	7-0	250	F/C	Virginia ‘86
21	Chris Richardson	6-6	190	F	UNLV ‘02
33	Alex Sanders	6-8	255	F	Louisville ‘99
42	Jermaine Williams	6-10	240	F	UNC-Charlotte ‘02

Coaching Staff: Milton Barnes, Charles “Tex” Harrison, Byron Smith


Harlem Globetrotters Results vs. College Competition
All-Time Win/Loss Record	20,936-336
Win/Loss Record vs. College Competition	162-68

2002 Fall College Tour
Nov. 5	vs. Purdue
Nov. 8	vs. St. John’s
Nov. 9	vs. Western Kentucky
Nov. 11	vs. Vanderbilt
Nov. 12	vs. Maryland
Nov. 14	vs. Mississippi State
Nov. 16	vs. Connecticut
Nov. 19	vs. Central Connecticut State
Nov. 22	vs. Ohio State

2001 Fall College Tour
Nov. 3
Western Kentucky 83
Harlem Globetrotters 75
Nov. 4
Harlem Globetrotters 89
Kentucky Wesleyan 77
Nov. 7
Harlem Globetrotters 79
Iowa 76
Nov. 8
Harlem Globetrotters 79
Minnesota 70
Nov. 10
Harlem Globetrotters 75
St. John’s 69
Nov. 12
Harlem Globetrotters 88
Stony Brook 64
Nov. 16
Harlem Globetrotters 113
Lane College 71
Nov. 17
Harlem Globetrotters 88
Clark-Atlanta University 53
Nov. 19
Harlem Globetrotters 92
Catholic University 46

2000 Fall College Tour

Nov. 10
Harlem Globetrotters 76
Metro State College 69
Nov. 13
Michigan State 72
Harlem Globetrotters 68
Nov. 15
Harlem Globetrotters 74
Purdue 65

 









 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Vanderbilt Athletic Department
2601 Jess Neely Drive
Nashville, TN 37212
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