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Commodore fans, 

Hope you had a great Spring Break!

Last March in New Orleans, Vanderbilt men’s basketball defeated Kentucky 71-64 to earn the SEC Tournament title. Junior guard John Jenkins was named Tournament MVP. This week, the ‘Dores aim to defend their title as the SEC Tournament travels to Music City, USA.


Trivia time– what was the official* theme song of VUBASEBALL’s March 1-3 sweep of Illinois-Chicago? “Snow (Hey Oh)” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers*.

The Vandy Boys battled through frigid temperatures and a few flurries during the first weekend in March to improve their record to 12-1 (11-1 at ‘The Hawk’).

Junior LHP Kevin Ziomek was named SEC Pitcher of the Week after striking out a career-high 15 batters in a complete game, one-hit shutout on Friday (Z’s first career CG made him the second consecutive ’Dore to be named SEC Pitcher of the Week– sophomore LHP
Philip Pfeifer earned the honor Feb. 25.)

Sophomore RHP Tyler Beede kept the momentum going and improved his record to 3-0, striking out 8 Flames in a 5-3 win Saturday. On Sunday, freshman outfielder Rhett Wiseman earned a shaving cream pie to the face from his ecstatic teammates after his first Vanderbilt home run– a walk-off two-run blast in the 10th inning to seal the team’s second series sweep).

(Pictured: sophomore hurler Tyler Beede and junior infielder Tony Kemp warm up at Hawkins Field, March 2)

For a complete recap, including videos and more stats and photos:

This Week in VU Athletics: 

March 13
Men’s basketball vs. SEC Tournament (March 13-17)
Times TBA, all games at Bridgestone Arena
Visit VUCOMMODORES.COM for ticket info

Women’s lacrosse vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
3 p.m. at Soccer/Lacrosse Complex 

VUBASEBALL vs. Buffalo Bulls
4 p.m at Hawkins Field

March 15
Women’s tennis vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs
4 p.m. at Currey Tennis Center

March 17
Women’s tennis vs. Ole Miss Rebels
1 p.m. at Currey Tennis Center

On the Radar

April 13
ANCHOR DOWN for 2013
Black & Gold Football Spring Game
1 p.m. at Vanderbilt Stadium

April 26-28
VUBASEBALL vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs
at Hawkins Field
4 p.m., 2 p.m., 1 p.m.

For more information visit VUCOMMODORES.COM |***ATFD***|