Vandy’s A Dandy In Knocking Off Top-Ranked Vols

After 99 years of hooping it up, Tennessee were finally named #1 in men’s basketball. 48 hours later, the Volunteers’ name is mud.

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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?

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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.

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Take heart, you NJIT Highlanders - it can be done. Just schedule the Wolverines for next season. It worked for Harvard. And Appalachian State.