Vanderbilt Women's Basketball
Friday, August 24, 2001
Nashville, Tenn. The Vanderbilt womens basketball schedule features at least 17 games against opponents who played in last seasons NCAA Tournament or WNIT Post-Season Tournament. The Commodores begin the season Nov. 9 in the Preseason WNIT along with 15 other teams, including Connecticut, Colorado and North Carolina. The Commodores return all five starters and 10 letterwinners from last seasons team that finished 24-10 and advanced to the Final Eight in the NCAA Tournament falling to eventual national champion Notre Dame.
Vanderbilt, the First Tennessee Tournament champion and SEC Tournament runnerup, was one of 15 teams that was ranked in the AP Top 25 Poll thoughout the entire season. The Commodores finished #7 in the Coaches Top 25 Poll and #10 in the AP Top 25 Poll. VU defeated #1 Tennessee, #4 Georgia and #8 Iowa State during the season and led the nation in field goal percentage - men and women - with a 54.5 percentage led by the nations individual leader, Chantelle Anderson (6-6, Jr., C, Vancouver, Washington) with a 72.3 percentage.
Non-conference home games include matchups with Xavier, Penn State, Louisville, and Canisius. The Commodores will take on James Madison at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in a double-header with the Commodore mens team. SEC foes Kentucky, Mississippi, Florida, Mississippi State, Auburn, LSU, and Tennessee will make appearances in Memorial Gym.
The Commodores welcome Dartmouth, Wagner and Indiana State to the First Tennessee Tournament on Nov. 24-25.
The Southeastern Conference Tournament will be held at the Gaylord Entertainment Center Feb. 28 - March 3 with the NCAA Final Four scheduled for March 29 & 31 in the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
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