Vanderbilt resurrects mid-state men's basketball rivalry

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 10:03pm

Vanderbilt has yet to release its entire non-conference men’s basketball schedule.

The Commodores will have at least one out-of-conference battle against an in-state foe.

For the first time in six years, Vanderbilt will play Austin Peay. The teams will meet at Memorial Gymnasium on Tuesday, Dec. 17, Austin Peay announced on Wednesday when the Governors unveiled their entire regular-season schedule.

The Commodores lead the all-time series 13-1 and have won 10 straight. The teams last played in the 2007-08 season opener.

Austin Peay’s only win in the series came in 1939 when the Govs held off Vanderbilt for a 40-28 win.

Austin Peay will visit Nashville three times during the season. It plays back-to-back road games against Ohio Valley Conference foes against Belmont and Tennessee State on Feb. 6 and 8. It also hosts Lipscomb in a non-conference game on Dec. 19.

The Govs, coming off back-to-back 20-loss seasons for the first time in program history, also will play at Memphis on Nov. 14.

They went 8-23 overall and 4-12 in OVC play last year.

The Commodores are scheduled to play at Texas and participate in the Paradise Jam in the Virgin Islands. Vanderbilt will play Providence on Nov. 22 — a day after Thanksgiving — and is in the same bracket as Morgan State and LaSalle.

The other bracket consists of Northern Iowa, Loyola Marymount, Marist and Maryland.

2 Comments on this post:

By: courier37027 on 7/14/13 at 9:37

When these two teams get together you can toss away the record books...thank goodness. The books are probably dusty, never read, better off donated to charity.

By: 4gold on 7/15/13 at 11:14

Austin Peay on the scedule again? The world has been waiting for. That is sure to sell some season tickets. . . . . . .NOT! Austin Peay and not signing a decent player in two years after loosing 6 starters is sure to pack them into Memorial for sure. VU basketball is in horrible shape.

Go Dores, Preds, Titans! Go Nashville a great place to live!