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The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University

The Vanderbilt Hustler

The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University.
The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University

The Vanderbilt Hustler

The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University.

The Hustler Sports 30 on VandyRadio: Men’s basketball drops another heartbreaker to Kentucky, baseball’s season opener

The Hustler Sports 30 returns to debrief another heartbreaking loss for men’s basketball and preview Vanderbilt baseball’s weekend series with Wright State.
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Scotty Pippen Jr. scored 21 points in Vanderbilt’s loss to Kentucky on Wednesday. (Hustler Multimedia/Truman McDaniel).

On this week’s episode of the Hustler Sports 30, Justin Hershey, Alyssa Muir and Betsy Goodfriend are joined by Bryce Smith to discuss Vanderbilt men’s basketball’s recent loss to Kentucky. The crew dives into yet another heartbreaking loss to the Wildcats, citing first half inefficiencies as the driver of defeat. They also look ahead to the Commodores’ upcoming matchup with eighth-ranked Alabama. 

Then, they preview Vanderbilt baseball’s opening series with Wright State this weekend. Although Friday’s game has already been postponed due to inclement weather, the weekend set is still on with Kumar Rocker expected to take the mound on Saturday for Vanderbilt. 

https://soundcloud.com/vandyradio/vu-hustler-sports-30-another-heartbreaker-vs-kentucky-vandyboys-are-back

2:33 – Vanderbilt was outscored by 12 points in the first half on Wednesday against Kentucky. What dug the Commodores such a big hole in the opening frame?

8:54 – What changed for Vanderbilt in the second half and when did the Commodores begin taking control of the game?

13:52 – With just a handful of games remaining, how do you evaluate this group’s 2020-21 season?

21:00 – Previewing Alabama: keys to hanging with eighth-ranked Alabama?

27:44 – Transitioning to the diamond, considering the inexperience of this year’s team, how important is the non-conference schedule?

32:36 – What to look out for this weekend against Wright State.

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About the Contributors
Justin Hershey, Former Sports Editor
Justin Hershey ('22) was Sports Editor for The Vanderbilt Hustler. He has been on staff since freshman year, previously serving as a Staff Writer, Deputy Sports Editor and Lead Sports Analyst. He majored in human and organizational development with minors in business and economics. In addition to writing, he hosts The Hustler Sports 30 Podcast, enjoys playing golf and is waiting for his hometown Philadelphia 76ers to complete The Process. For tips and comments, feel free to reach out to: [email protected]    
Bryce Smith, Former Sports Editor
Bryce Smith ('23) is majoring in human and organizational development in Peabody College with a minor in business. Bryce previously wrote for SBNation before joining The Hustler. Hailing from Chicago, Bryce is a die-hard Bears and Cubs fan who is also hoping that the Bulls and Blackhawks may one day rekindle their dominance. He can be reached at [email protected].    
Alyssa Muir, Former Deputy Sports Editor
Alyssa Muir ('21) was Deputy Sports Editor for The Vanderbilt Hustler. She majored in economics with minors in business and sociology. When she has free time, she can usually be found binge-watching Grey's Anatomy or rooting on her hometown teams, the Tampa Bay Rays and Tampa Bay Lightning. For tips and comments, feel free to reach out to: [email protected].    
Betsy Goodfriend, Former Deputy Sports Editor
Betsy Goodfriend ('21) was the Deputy Sports Editor for The Vanderbilt Hustler. She majored in Human and Organizational Development with a minor in Business. In her free time, she enjoys online shopping, creating to-do lists and watching football even if she has no interest in either team playing. She can be reached at [email protected].    
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