Vanderbilt has become the best team in the SEC

Vanderbilt - photo by Adam Briner | KnoxNews.com
Vanderbilt - photo by Adam Briner | KnoxNews.com

The coach of the best basketball team in the Southeastern Conference could finally smile late Wednesday night. “This was a one to win,” said Vanderbilt’s after the Commodores’ 85-76 road victory over Tennessee. “But this league is so tough. We get finished with this one and now we’ve got to play that one (at Kentucky).” Stallings is right that a 5-0 record (16-3 overall) does not guarantee an bid. started 5-0 in league play a year ago and wound up in the NIT. But the Commodores aren’t coached by Billy Gillispie, either.

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