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Celebrating 60 years of basketball at Memorial Gym.

March 1, 2012

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This is the 60th season of basketball in Memorial Gymnasium. To commemorate the occasion, VUCommodores.com will commit the next five days to recall 60 of the most memorable moments from men's and women's basketball games played on Vanderbilt's home court. Each day, VUCommodores.com will reveal 12 historical moments, totaling 60 by Friday. The moments will not be listed by rank.

Submit Your Memorable Moments | Recalling 60 Seasons at Memorial Gym

Moments 1-12 | 13-24 | 25-36<br/>

37)Jan. 28, 1956MBB: Vanderbilt defeats Kentucky to move to No. 2 in the nation<br/>Posted Image No. 7/8 Vanderbilt scored more points on Kentucky than any other SEC team ever had as the Commodores defeated No. 3/4 Kentucky 81-73 on on Jan. 28, 1956 to move up to No. 2 in the nation - the program's highest all-time ranking.A record crowd of 7,500 fans were in attendance to watch the Commodores upset Adolph Rupp and the Wildcats and improve to 14-1 overall. Kentucky fell to 10-3 overall.

"They were simply terrific," Vanderbilt Head Coach Bob Polk said. "There's not much else to say except they were determined to win and did."

Babe Taylor, who played high school ball at Frankfurt, scored 28 points to lead the Commodores. Al Rochelle, a native of Guthrie, Ky., led Vanderbilt with 24 points and made 16-of-18 free throws. Bobby Thym (pictured) added 15.

"Seldom have I seen a player pick up a team as Al Rochelle did Vanderbilt," Rupp said. "He was tremendous. Vanderbilt was nine points down when Rochelle drove through our defense and hit a basket. That seem to set Vanderbilt on fire. From that point on Vanderbilt outscored us 40-25. Certainly Taylor's shooting hurt us. He's sensational against our club. But Rochelle was the man who beat us."

The game was televised by stations in Louisville, Lexington and Nashville.

38)Feb. 16, 1965MBB: Miller beats Kentucky again<br/>Posted Image John Ed Miller sank two free throws with 10 seconds to play to sink Kentucky, 91-90, on Feb. 16, 1965. The win helped pave the way for Vanderbilt's first SEC Championship that season.Miller (pictured) finished the game with 30 points and Clyde Lee scored 33 to move Vanderbilt into a tie for first with Tennessee at 9-1 in the SEC.

Miller won the game on a last-second field goal the previous year and canned 12 in a row from the foul line in this game. Dating to previous game against Tennessee he had made 19 in a row.

"He had a fine game in the Sugar Bowl against Louisville," Skinner said of Miller. "But he hasn't played like this all season. This was truly a great one."

After Miller's free throws put Vanderbilt up 91-88. Kentucky's Terry Mobley scored with four seconds remaining to pull Kentucky within one. Miller then took the ball out of bounds and watched the final seconds count down before before throwing the ball halfway to the ceiling in celebration.

"I had to do something after that performance at Tennessee Saturday night," Miller said. "I think this was one of my best games, but I doubt if it was as good as against Duke a year ago."

The game was played in front of a capacity crowd at Memorial Gym. There was so much build up for this meeting with the Wildcats that Vanderbilt sold reserved tickets for $1 to watch the telecast of the game on a large-screen projection in Neely Auditorium. All 1,100 available seats were reserved seating and 750 fans attended.

Vanderbilt trailed by 14 after 10 minutes of play before rallying back for its fourth win in the previous five meetings with Kentucky. The win marked the first time, Vanderbilt had ever defeated Kentucky twice in the same season.

Vanderbilt was 19-of-24 from free-throw line and Kentucky was 10-of-14 from the charity stripe.

39)Feb. 11, 1974MBB: Vanderbilt avenges early loss against LSU that was marred by brawl<br/>Posted Image There are few games Vanderbilt wanted more than it did its game against LSU on Feb. 11, 1974. The previous meeting between the two schools resulted in a brawl in Baton Rouge and emotions were extremely high for the rematch in which the Commodores won 91-88.Earlier that season, Vanderbilt lost 84-81 at LSU (Jan. 12) in a game that was overshadowed by a bench-clearing fight.

In the game at LSU, Jan van Breda Kolff was pushed down by LSU's Wade Evans after trying to draw two charges. As the two traded punches, LSU's Collis Temple ran off the bench and kicked van Breda Kolff in the back. Also getting involved in the fracas was former Commodore Bob Dudley Smith. Smith was on press row for the game and he jumped the table and got into the mix. Smith, who had been in New Orleans attending a convention, was arrested for his involvement in the fight, which occurred with just 1:08 remaining. Smith was charged with two counts of simple battery and resisting arrest.

As the fight ensued, LSU's crowd of 14,137 became rowdy and began throwing debris onto the court as it inched closer to the playing surface. LSU would win the game and hand the sixth-ranked Commodores their first loss of the season.

All the extra curricular events in Baton Rouge led to one of the most hostile atmospheres in Memorial Gym's history. Ron Bargatze, an assistant for the Commodores that season, called the game the "most electric atmosphere he has ever experienced at Memorial Gym."

When teams arrived for the pregame warmup, the student section chanted, "block that kick, block that kick," in reference to Temple, who kicked van Breda Kolff (pictured) in an earlier game. Many students wore $3 t-shirts, which said "Go To Hell LSU." Other fans had obscenities printed on the back, which had LSU's Collis Temple as the main subject.

Adding to the drama of the game, a crank caller from off-campus called in a death threat at halftime to LSU Head Coach Dale Brown if he played Temple in the second half. After receiving the threat, campus police informed Brown, Vanderbilt Head Coach Roy Skinner and game officials. No one else was informed of the threat.

"I was met at our dressing room door by a dozen uniformed and armed policemen and campus security people," Brown said. "They informed me of a call threatening the life of Collis Temple."

To start the second half, Brown conferred with Skinner and both referees, Wayne Smith and Ken Lauderdale at the scorer's table. The meeting was the only public indication that something unusual had taken place at the half.

After the game, Vanderbilt's head of campus security, Bob Blankenship, said the caller's threat stated, "I have something to get even about with Collis Temple and I am coming over there with a pistol."

Blankenship said the threat would have been handled differently had an assistant officer realized the game was at halftime.

"I really think if he (the assistant officer) had known the game was at halftime, we would simply have ordered a security check and the threat would not have created such a commotion."

No one in the crowd of 15,581 was aware of the threat at the time, and were treated to an outstanding basketball game that came down to the wire.

With just three seconds remaining, Vanderbilt's Joe Ford stepped to the free-throw line and hit two free throws to help seal the Commodores' win. The free throws came shortly after Ford had vomited near the Commodore bench.

"I guess there was too much else going on for anyone to pay any attention to me," Ford said. "But, I became ill and vomited right in front of our bench while Butch (Feher) shot his free throws. I was shakier then than later when I went to the foul line with three seconds to play," Ford said after playing 40 minutes with a heavy cold.

"I felt better when I looked up and Butch had made both shots," Ford said. And, I was much improved when the ones I shot went in."

Van Breda Kolff led the team with 16 points and 7 rebounds. Lee Fowler scored 15 points. The win was Vanderbilt's 19th of the season.

40)Jan. 13, 1985WBB: Vanderbilt beats Tennessee for the first time<br/>Posted Image For the first time in the history of its women's basketball program, Vanderbilt defeated arch-rival Tennessee 84-77 on Jan. 13, 1985, snapping an eight-game losing streak to Pat Summitt and the Lady Vols."There is no question that this is a milestone in our program," Vanderbilt Head Coach Phil Lee said. "Tennessee has always been the standard. We've waited a long time - and worked - hard for this moment. It wasn't too bad. All in all, it's going to be a night we'll all remember."

Vanderbilt saw a 10-point lead dwindle to five before forward Jackie Cowan (pictured) stole a pass and dished to Patsy Smith for a layup to make the score 78-71 with less than 1:30 to play.

"It feels so good to beat Tennessee after so many years of trying to measure up," Harriet Brumfield said. "All of us were aware that the edge we had on Tennessee was our inside game. We are so much taller and more experienced. We were confident from the beginning."

The game was played in front of a crowd of 1,100 and improved Vanderbilt to 9-6 overall and 2-2 in the SEC. Tennessee fell to 9-6 overall and 0-2 in the SEC.

Karen Booker scored 16 of her 19 points in the first half to give VU a 38-34 lead at the break. Brumfield scored 21 points in the second half and 25 for the game. Forward Jackie Cowan had 20 points.

"It's nice to get the monkey off our backs," Booker said. "If we had played this hard we wouldn't have lost to anyone this season but Old Dominion and Texas."

Vanderbilt used a very unconventional lineup at one point during the game due to an injury to guard Donna Atkinson. The Commodores implemented a lineup without a true guard with the shortest player being the 5-foot-11 Cowan.

Lisa Webb led Tennessee in scoring with 17 points.

"Vanderbilt just crashed the boards and whipped us in a lot of categories," Pat Summitt said. "They did the little things, getting the key steals and, most importantly, getting the ball inside on us at will."

41)Jan. 15, 1986MBB: Goheen scores final five points to pull out improbable win over Tennessee<br/>Posted Image With four seconds to play, Vanderbilt's Barry Goheen made a 10-foot jumper and a free throw after being fouled on the shot to beat Tennessee, 60-59, on Jan. 15, 1986."I just tried to block out the situation - the noise, the score, everything," Goheen said. "This is definitely the greatest athletic accomplishment I've ever known."

Vanderbilt was down eight points, 59-51, with 48 seconds to left as some fans headed to the exits. Vanderbilt then ran off nine straight points as Tennessee missed the front end of two one-and-one free throw opportunities.

After the game, the fans were so excited by the team's performance that they stood and cheered even after the team left the court. Shortly after getting to the locker room, the team returned to the court where they received a curtain call for the first time since Phil Cox beat Tennessee with two free throws in 1983.

"We came back to give the fans a hand," Goheen said. "We were down eight points with less than a minute to play and they didn't leave. They are the best fans in the country. If they weren't, there wouldn't have been more than 2,000 left at that point and they would've all been for Tennessee."

"That crowd up there tonight and this place is the reason I got back into coaching," C.M. Newton said. "The crowd - my goodness! They just wouldn't allow us to lose."

The comeback began with Steve Reece's basket with 48 seconds to play. Barry Booker then skied to tip a missed free throw back in and that cut the UT lead to five, 59-54, with 32 seconds left. Goheen then hit a 20-footer to draw VU within two, 59-57, with :27 to play.

Tennessee's Tony White scored a game-high 31 points, but he missed a chance to seal the game at the free-throw line with 17 seconds left and UT up 59-57.

White's first freebie missed and Vanderbilt rebounded. VU raced down the court and Goheen pulled up for a short jumper that missed. But he followed his shot, grabbed the rebound and hit the shot and was fouled to give Vanderbilt the win.

"I think in 31 years I've seen a lot happen and this is one of the proudest wins I've ever been associated with," Newton said. "We came into this game against a really good Tennessee team without any excuses and came out with the victory."

Vanderbilt improved to 9-5 overall and 3-2 in the SEC despite playing without three starters who were out due to injury. Tennessee fell to 9-5 overall and 2-3 in SEC.

Goheen finished with 16 points. Bobby Westbrooks had 13.

"Teams choke sometimes and we choked in a couple of situations," Tennessee Head Coach Don DeVoe said. "We had the right guys there and didn't make the free throws.

"I think it's clear we choked at the free-throw line. You saw the game. Didn't you think we choked? We had the opportunity for four free throws and we wound up with nothing. There were also those rebounds we didn't get. It looked to me like we just choked."

42)Dec. 9, 1986MBB: Commodores defeat No. 2-ranked and eventual national champion Indiana<br/>Posted Image Vanderbilt defeated No. 2-ranked and eventual national champion Indiana, 79-75, on Dec. 9, 1986.With 15,626 in attendance, Vanderbilt rallied back from a nine-point deficit to improve to 5-1 overall. Vanderbilt went ahead 49-48 with 14:29 to play by Barry Booker (pictured) but the game remained tight the rest of the day. Indiana was within three, 78-75, with 20 seconds to play when Booker was fouled. He made the first shot, missed the second and Indiana's shot attempt bounced off the rim.

"This was just an outstanding basketball game," Vanderbilt Head Coach C.M. Newton said. "I would have been pleased with the way our team played even if the score had been reversed. I thought it was one of those games where both teams played awfully hard and both teams executed pretty well. I'm very, very proud of our team. This was a very significant win for our program."

Barry Goheen made 7-of-10 shots and scored 20 of his career-high 26 points in the second half. Booker added 10 and Steve Reece finished with 12 points and seven rebounds. Will Perdue also had 15 points and nine rebounds.

"I hate to see it be us but I'm very happy for Vanderbilt," Indiana Head Coach Bob Knight said. "The team that deserved to win it won it and they did it because they made some plays and hung in there."

Indiana's Steve Alford scored 28 points, but he was held to just one field goal and four points in the last eight and a half minutes of the game. Drawing the defensive assignment on Alford was senior Glenn Clem.

"I've got a black eye from somebody's elbow and I'm so tired I can barely stand up," Clem said. "I'm going straight to bed. The rest of the Indiana players may have forgotten about Alford a little bit at the end of the game, but I think he just got tired. He wasn't moving like he did earlier.

"This is the biggest game we've ever won here at Vanderbilt. This is the kind of game you dream of."

Newton also thanked the crowd after the game.

"That's our great home court advantage; the crowd wouldn't let us get tired. This is why I got back into coaching."

The win came against an Indiana team that was without Rick Calloway, the previous year's Big 10 Freshman of the Year. Vanderbilt, however, was also starting forward Bobby Westbrooks.

43)Feb. 17, 1990MBB: Battle of the Boulevard comes to Memorial<br/>Belmont and Lipscomb have met many times on the hardwood, but no matchup was ever like the one that took place on Feb. 17, 1990 when The Battle of the Boulevard came to Memorial Gymnasium.Playing in front of a capacity crowd of 15,378 - the largest ever to see an NAIA game - No. 1 Lipscomb would win a shootout, 124-105, over No. 9 Belmont. With the win, Lipscomb clinched its third straight Tennessee Collegiate Athletic Conference title and improved to 33-4 overall and 15-0 in league play, while Belmont fell to 26-6 and 13-2 in the league.

"It was exciting," Lipscomb freshman Jerry Meyer said. "I had a taste of playing at Memorial Gym when I played here in high school in the state tournament. But it's really something else playing in this gym when it's packed."

The game was originally scheduled to be played at Belmont, but the Nashville Athletic Club asked Belmont and Head Coach Rick Byrd to move the game to Vanderbilt. All tickets were sold for $10 and proceeds from the game went to the two schools' athletics department with $40,000 being donated to the Burns Center at Vanderbilt Hospital.


The previous year thousands of fans were turned away for the team's two meetings because of the limited seating capacity. But even Memorial Gym was not large enough to accommodate everyone for this game. The Lipscomb and Belmont women's teams played in the first game of the evening and by halftime of their game more than 12,000 people were already in their seats. When the men's game began, every seat had been filled and hundred more were outside trying to get in, but the Nashville Metro Fire Marshall closed the doors. The old NAIA attendance record was 9,336 set in the 1981 NAIA National Championship.

"It's an historic event and we're ecstatic," Rick Regen, president of the Nashville Athletic Club said. "This crowd is unbelievable. This was something when we started out we had no idea could happen."

Lipscomb made 47-of-75 shots for 62.7 percent shooting from the floor. Belmont made 51.8 percent of its shots one 43-of-82 shooting. Belmont outrebounded Lipscomb, 46-30.

Joe Behling led all individuals with 45 points for Belmont. Lipscomb's Philip Hutcheson had 30 points. Wade Tomlinson also scored 25 for Lipscomb.

"This was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for all of us," Behling said. "Not many people are going to get this chance to see this kind of basketball again."

44)Jan. 7, 1993WBB: Vanderbilt defeats No. 13 Ohio State in its first home game as the No. 1-ranked team<br/>Posted Image Playing its first-ever home game as the No.1-ranked team, Vanderbilt was greeted by a record crowd of 12,131 for its game against No. 13 Ohio State on Jan. 7, 1993. The Commodores did not disappoint.Vanderbilt defeated Ohio State 70-67 when Shelley Jarrard (pictured) sank a three-pointer with 12 seconds to play.

"I don't really think of it like we're behind and I need to make this one if we're going to win the game," Jarrard said. "I just concentrate on my feet and get a good shot off. I got good feeds and the shots went in."

The win came after the Commodores had received the school's first No. 1 ranking in any sport. Vanderbilt and Ohio State would end up advancing to the Final Four with Ohio State finishing runner-up.

Jarrard's game-winning three-pointer was her second in the final minute of the game after starting the game just 1-of-5 from beyond the arc. Vanderbilt was trailing 65-64 when Jarrard made a basket from the left key with 52 seconds to play to put the Commodores in front, 67-65. Ohio State's Averill Roberts tied the game with 38 seconds to play before Jarrard would sink the game-winning three.

"Shelley was 0-for-7 in the first half and it didn't phase her a bit," Vanderbilt Head Coach Jim Foster said. "The entire team was a little flat, a little fatigued, but we won the game. We did the right things good teams do at the right time to win ball games."

"Shelley at halftime was worried why her shot wasn't falling," Misty Lamb said. "Then she comes out and hits the two biggest ones of the night."

Vanderbilt moved to 12-0 overall for the first time in school history, surpassing its 11-0 start the previous year. At the time, the crowd the largest Vanderbilt had ever played in front of - home or away.

"I think of all the things you have to get used to (about being No. 1) this is one of the nicest you can have," Lamb said.

Lamb and Gillingham scored 20 points to lead Vanderbilt. Julie Powell had 13 points. Freshman guard Rhonda Blades was injured during a scramble for a loose ball, but returned later in the game wearing a large bandage on her head.

45)March 2, 1993MBB: Vanderbilt beats Tennessee in OT to clinch SEC title<br/>Posted Image It took an extra five minutes against its archival, but Vanderbilt claimed at least a share of its first SEC title since the 1973-74 season with a 90-82 win over Tennessee on March 2, 1993.Vanderbilt battled back from a 10-point deficit in the first half and trailed by five with 4:25 to play before defeating the Vols.

"Credit Tennessee for competing and staying close enough to win," Vanderbilt Head Coach Eddie Fogler said. "It is amazing how (Tennessee Head Coach) Wade Houston kept his team up through highs and lows. My hat is off to Tennessee."

With a crowd of 15,317 in attendance, Vanderbilt improved to 24-4 overall and 13-2 in the SEC. The Commodores finished their home season with a 14-0 record, marking its first perfect home record since the 1966-67 season and its fifth all-time. Tennessee fell to 12-15 overall and 4-11 in the SEC.

"I never felt like we were going to lose this game," Vanderbilt's Billy McCaffrey said. "We were definitely concerned because Tennessee was playing well, but there was never a point when I thought we were going to lose."

Vanderbilt finally took command of the game by scoring the first eight points during overtime.

"I don't think the turning point came until the overtime," Vanderbilt's Kevin Anglin (pictured) said. "We had struggled the entire game. When we got to overtime I felt like we had a fresh start. We knew it was going to be a battle, and it was."

McCaffrey led Vanderbilt with 24 points as all five starters reached double figures. Bruce Elder finished with 21 points. Vanderbilt would go on to win a school-record 28 wins that season.

"Some of the pressure's off," Elder said. "But we're not satisfied with just a co-championship. We want it all. Tonight was a war and Saturday will probably be another war."

"It's been fun, but we still have a lot of basketball left to play this season," Anglin said,

46)March 17, 1995WBB: VU defeats Northern Illinois in its first NCAA Tournament game as No. 1 seed<br/>Posted ImageVanderbilt rolled through the 1994-95 season en route to earning the school's first-ever No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. In the first round of the tournament, Vanderbilt made quick work of Northern Illinois, 90-44, on March 17, 1995.

Vanderbilt was ranked No. 6 nationally and improved to 27-6 overall with the win. The Commodores used a 19-0 run after trailing 2-0 to bury Northern Illinois (17-13). It was Northern Illinois' largest margin of defeat all season.

"The thought of winning like this never really crossed our mind," freshman Lisa Ostrom said. "The point spread really doesn't matter - we just wanted to come out and play hard."

Vanderbilt held Northern Illinois to just 20.7 percent shooting from the floor as the Commodores built a 43-16 lead.

"Vanderbilt knew every move we were going to make," NIU senior Leslie Pottinger said. Pottinger entered the game as the team's leading scorer at 18.2 points per game, but was held to just three points.

"We knew we were going to have to box out, and they killed us on the offensive boards early and got a lot of second chances," NIU Head Coach Liz Galloway-McQuitter said.

"I think they're a Final Four team. I really do."

There was a crowd of 5,763 on hand to watch the Commodores.

47)Jan. 10, 2007MBB: Foster's tip-in beats Tennessee<br/>Posted ImageRecap | Box Score | Posted ImageLevy's Photos

After blowing an 11-point lead, Vanderbilt appeared as if it would be unable to recover from a late-game collapse, but Shan Foster had other plans. With 3.7 seconds remaining, Derrick Byars drove the baseline and missed his runner, but Foster was there to put in the game-winner as the Commodores defeated Tennessee, 82-81, on Jan. 10, 2007.

"I thought it was going in," Foster said of Byars' shot. "And when it came off, my first thought was to get it up on the rim before time went out. And luckily, it was able to fall.

"A lot of games are won on tip-ins. I saw Derek go to the basket and I had no intentions of him missing that shot. When it did, my first thought was getting it up there on the rim before time ran up and luckily it went in."

The win halted a nine-game losing streak to Tennessee as the Commodores improved to 11-5 overall and 1-1 in the SEC. It was the fifth straight SEC home opener won by the Commodores. Tennessee fell to 13-3 overall and 1-1 in the SEC.

"I guess that's what rivalry games are all about," Stallings said. "Somebody wins on the last play, and tonight we had the last play. We scored, they scored, and then we scored again. ... We're excited about this win. We obviously needed to win this one badly."

Tennessee's Duke Crews had a dunk to put Tennessee up 81-80 with 4.7 seconds to play. After the dunk, the Vols thought they had forced a five-second violation, but a timeout was awarded to Vanderbilt's bench. With fouls to give, Tennessee fouled with 3.7 seconds to play and Vanderbilt called another timeout to draw up the final play.

"I drew it up just the way it happened," Vanderbilt Head Coach Kevin Stallings said. "Good thing my assistant talked me out of the other one. Ross (Neltner) made a terrific pass. I didn't think Derek was open, but he got the ball and went to the basket.

"They had a foul to give. We had to do something attacking the basket or they foul us before we do anything else. We didn't have any timeouts left. We wanted to do something going at the basket. Derek was our first choice. I'm not sure what I'd be sitting here saying if we didn't get that rebound."

Byars finished with 25 points, Dan Cage had 15 and Foster had 14. Tennessee's Chris Lofton led all scorers with 29 points.

"We have a little bit of a grudge against those guys," Cage said. "They swept us last year, but more than anything, it's a morale boost for us to beat a legit team like UT definitely gives us confidence."

"This was a difficult game to lose," Tennessee Head Coach Bruce Pearl said. "It was a great basketball game. Whoever lost the game, it would have been difficult."

48)Feb. 4, 2007WBB: Vanderbilt sets NCAA field-goal percentage record against Alabama<br/>Recap | Box ScorePosted Image In the best shooting performance in the history of NCAA women's basketball, Vanderbilt connected on 76.2% of its shots (32-of-42) in a 91-51 victory against Alabama on Feb. 4, 2007.

"Once we got started, it was contagious," Vanderbilt Head Coach Melanie Balcomb said. "We came out extremely hot, but I was most impressed with our shot selection. We took great shots throughout the whole game."

The shooting performance surpassed the previous NCAA record of 75 percent by Ohio in 2001.

Caroline Williams (right) scored 17 points to lead No. 15 Vanderbilt, who jumped out to a 15-0 lead. Nine of the 15 points came off the fingers of Williams, who made three three-pointers in the opening minutes.

Eleven players scored as Vanderbilt improved to 20-4 overall and 6-3 in the SEC. Vanderbilt made 84 percent of its shots in the second half, sinking 21-of-25 attempts. Vanderbilt shot 64.7 percent in the first half.

Surprisingly, Vanderbilt shot worse from the free-throw line than it did from the field. The Commodores made just 18-of-26 attempts for 69.2%.

Vanderbilt broke its own SEC record for shooting percentage, topping the 72.5% (29-of-40) the Commodores shot against Arkansas in 2003 (a 76-59 win in Nashville).

During the game, Vanderbilt point guard Dee Davis became the 27th player in school history to join the 1,000-point club.

Credit: Nashville Banner, Tennessean, Dynamite! 75 Years of Vanderbilt Basketball (Roy M. Neel), DVD: 50 Years of Memorial MagicPosted Image<br/>Posted Image