Vanderbilt is undoubtedly one of the most disappointing teams in college basketball, and their season didn't get any better on Saturday afternoon. Some thoughts on what is making the Commodores struggle so much.
The Commodores fell in overtime on the road to Arkansas 90-85. It's remarkable that Vandy even got into overtime, as it took a 13-point second-half comeback and a miracle Damian Jones dunk with two seconds left to get it that far.
A.J. Hammons has been one of the most talented players in college basketball for the last four years. He finally seems to be making good on that this season, as he was the Boilermakers' catalyst for defeating Vanderbilt on Tuesday night.
Tuesday's slate is the final jam-packed day of college basketball action before Christmas. One of the marquee matchups will undoubtedly be Vanderbilt travelling to Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Indiana to take on Purdue.
The John R. Wooden Award is given annually to the nation's top college basketball player. Kentucky and Indiana both have three players on the preseason Top 50 list. Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky won the award last season.