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The Vanderbilt Commodores will have a quick turnaround once they arrive back in Music City with their Southeastern Conference tournament championship trophy.
The Commodores (24-10) have been seeded fifth in the East Region and will play No. 12 seed Harvard on Thursday in Albuquerque, N.M. Vanderbilt is making its third straight NCAA tournament appearance and fifth in the last six years.
The challenge now for Vanderbilt will be winning. The Commodores have lost three straight first-round games starting with Siena in 2008, Murray State in 2010 and Richmond in 2011.
The Commodores watched the bracket announcement at a New Orleans hotel before heading to catch a plane back to Nashville.
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The Vanderbilt Commodores pulled off a monumental victory on Sunday when they downed No. 1 Kentucky in New Orleans to win the SEC. Look inside for photos of an exciting, fun filled day for the guys in Black & Gold.
John Jenkins led the way with 23 points in Vanderbilt's 65-53 semifinal win over Ole Miss Saturday in the SEC Tournament. The junior gave VandyMania an exclusive locker room interview about Sunday's title match with Kentucky.
NEW ORLEANS-- Vanderbilt beat No. 1 Kentucky today to win its first SEC Tournament Title in over 60 years. Jeffery Taylor, who struggled offensively the first two games of the tournament, led the Commodores with 18 points.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Vanderbilt's John Jenkins has a philosophy on 3-point shooting that doesn't require much of a conscience.