Vanderbilt Commodores Mens Basketball Tickets

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Vandy Basketball Basics

  • Current Conference: Southeastern Conference (SEC)

  • Current Division: NCAA Division I

  • Cheerleading Squad: Vandy Spirit

  • Dance Squad: Vanderbilt Dance Team

  • Band: The Spirit of Gold Marching Band

  • Mascot: Mr. Commodore (Sailor)

  • Fan Chant: "Anchor Down!" 

  • Team Colors: Black and Gold

The Vanderbilt Basketball Schedule

The Vanderbilt men's basketball schedule features strategic conference confrontations, run-ins with historic rivals, and matches against up-and-coming contenders. Games involve a variety of tactical tests, but some opponents stand out in terms of intrigue and potential.

Key Commodores Competitors

  • University of Tennessee: The Vols bring physical, aggressive play to the court, which shakes up Vanderbilt’s strategic approach. It requires the club to combine efficient offense with solid defense to combat the attack from Tennessee, resulting in really engaging encounters.

  • University of Kentucky: The Wildcats rely on rapid play with a strong presence in the paint. Vanderbilt is used to a more deliberate, methodical strategy, but they need to keep up with the aggressive style to compete. Kentucky has the edge, but each meeting is anyone’s game.

  • University of Alabama: Contests between the Crimson Tide and the Commodores are exhibits of sheer strength and competitive spirit. Alabama’s assertive style is pitted against Vanderbilt's ingenuity, and the tension in the arena is palpable.

  • University of Mississippi: Vanderbilt's battles with Ole Miss test the players’ agility and basketball IQ. The Rebels' swift movements create a dynamic challenge, but the Commodores have the ability to counter the onslaught with calculated maneuvers.

  • Auburn University: When the Tigers face off against the 'Dores, their aggressive approach stands in direct contrast to Vanderbilt’s steadfastness. Auburn's raw energy and offensive vigor threaten to wear down the defenders. Expect a showcase of athleticism in these showdowns.

Memorial Gymnasium

Vanderbilt plays at Memorial Gymnasium, located on campus in Nashville, Tennessee. This historic venue opened in 1952 and is known for its unique design and intimate atmosphere. Approximately 14,316 guests are welcomed to the facility to watch each of the basketball games, gymnastics meets, and volleyball matches hosted here. 

Parking at Vanderbilt University

The garages closest to the arena include the following: 

  • Kensington Garage: 210 25th Avenue South

  • 25th Avenue Garage: 2401 Highland Avenue

It can be challenging to find available spaces during events, so arrive early! To avoid the parking shuffle, reserve your spot when you purchase your Vandy basketball tickets. A hassle-free arrival will allow you to concentrate on getting into the venue and settling in your seats while you take in the pre-game festivities!

Alternative Transportation

The Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority operates bus services in the area. Check with the MTA for current routes and schedules. Additionally, Vanderbilt University provides campus shuttle services to students, faculty, and visitors.

Notable Vanderbilt Basketball Players

While watching a game, remember that you might be seeing the next NBA superstar or international basketball icon on the court! This list highlights some of the alumni who successfully transitioned from the esteemed Vanderbilt collegiate program to careers in the NBA: 

  • Clyde Lee (1963–1966): A standout forward and center and consensus first-team All-American, Lee led Vanderbilt to its first NCAA Tournament appearance. He was selected third overall by the San Francisco Warriors. The demand for his rebounding and defensive skills was high, and he played ten seasons with the team, becoming an NBA All-Star in 1968.

  • Jan van Breda Kolff (1971–1974): A versatile player for the Commodores and drafted 14th overall in 1974 by the Trail Blazers, van Breda Kolff's NBA career spanned seven seasons. After retiring as a player, he opted to mentor up-and-coming athletes by becoming a coach, with jobs at Cornell, Pepperdine, and his alma mater, Vanderbilt. He also served as an assistant coach for New Orleans.

  • Jeff Turner (1979–1984): A renowned power forward, Turner’s shooting skills and versatility impressed the New Jersey Nets, who picked him 17th overall in the 1984 NBA Draft. He played in the NBA for ten seasons, including a significant stint with the Orlando Magic. He also represented the U.S. in the 1984 Olympic Games, where the team won the gold medal.

  • Will Perdue (1983–1988): In college, Perdue was the Southeastern Conference Player of the Year and SEC Male Athlete of the Year in 1988. That same year, he was drafted 11th overall by the Chicago Bulls. During his 13-year NBA career, he contributed significantly to the Bulls' and San Antonio Spurs' championship teams and became a four-time NBA champion.

  • Damian Jones (2013–2016): Drafted 30th overall by Golden State in 2016, Jones became a two-time NBA champion with the Warriors during his first and second seasons in the league. His athleticism and defensive skills, honed at Vanderbilt, have been crucial in his ongoing NBA career, playing for several teams including the Hawks, Suns, Lakers, Kings, Jazz, and Cavaliers.

Ready for Your Vandy Men's Basketball Game?

Now that we’ve filled you in on some 'Dores game details, we hope you’re ready to experience live college sports! Being in the arena allows you to see thrilling plays firsthand and feed off the enthusiasm and camaraderie of the crowd. Don't miss out! Grab your Vanderbilt basketball tickets today and get in on the action.