After 99 years of hooping it up, Tennessee were finally named #1 in men’s basketball. 48 hours later, the Volunteers’ name is mud.
Vanderbilt toppled top-ranked Tennessee 72-69 in a Tuesday night thriller. After squeaking out a win over previous top dog Memphis, the Vols were done in by shooting only 33% from the field.
And neutralizing #1 in Nashville was nothing new to the Commodores.
Tuesday’s victory was the 4th straight time Vandy vanquished a top-ranked team on their home floor. It now appears Rocky Top’s time at the top will come tumbling down.
Looks like Bruce Pearl could use a hug. Where’s Erin Andrews when you need her?
Answer: About 280 miles safely away in Bloomington.
Speaking of the Big Ten, it was also a momentous night for Northwestern, as the Wildcats finally won a conference game this year, beating Michigan 62-60 in Ann Arbor. The win snapped a 20-game Big Ten losing streak dating back to February 2007.