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What can you say about Vandy, really? After starting out the SEC season 1-5, with losses to Kentucky, Mississippi State, Tennessee, Florida, and South Carolina, they’re looking a lot better lately. Since that horrible start, they’ve gone 5-3, including getting wins over Kentucky and South Carolina in their return matchups.

They have struggled on the road in the SEC, going only 1-6, with their lone win at Auburn’s gym. It’s actually easier to explain their slow start and their improvement by noting that the start coincided with having Tennessee and Florida as two of their three home conference games in the month of January. They lost those two, beat Georgia at home, and lost their road games. It’s no big secret how they can be 1-6 on the road and 5-2 at home if you’ve ever been to Vandy’s gym or seen them on television. Theirs is the only home court in the country where the benches are on the end-line rather than on the sideline. This puts players and coaches into awkward and unfamiliar circumstances of having to coach from very far away from half of the action. They did not lose at home in the month of February, but were 0-3 on the road in that time.

andthevalleyshook.com
3/4/09