Vanderbilt releases full 2021-22 schedule

Vanderbilt men’s basketball released their full 2021-22 slate on Thursday and its headlined by a trip to Hawaii.


Truman McDaniel

Jerry Stackhouse’s third season on West End will begin Nov. 10 against Alabama State. (Hustler Multimedia/Truman McDaniel)

Justin Hershey, Sports Editor

Updated: Sept. 9 at 12:04 p.m

Vanderbilt men’s basketball has released its full 2021-2022 schedule. The Commodores will begin their season on Nov. 10 at home against Alabama State and will travel to Arkansas on Jan. 4, 2022 to begin their SEC slate. The full nonconference schedule is headlined by a Christmas trip to Hawaii for the Diamond Head Classic.

Head coach Jerry Stackhouse will enter his third season on West End with heightened expectations. First Team All-SEC guard Scotty Pippen Jr. decided to withdraw his name from NBA Draft consideration and despite six players transferring out of the program, the former NBA star brought in seven new players—three freshmen and four transfers. The new-look Commodores boast an interesting non-conference slate with a pair of rematches from Stackhouse’s first year—SMU and Loyola Chicago—and a number of familiar opponents in Winthrop, Mississippi Valley State and Austin Peay. Inside the SEC, the Commodores will have home-and-homes with South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee Florida and Kentucky. The full schedule is shown below.

11/10 vs. Alabama State

11/14 vs. Texas State

11/17 vs. VCU

11/20 vs. Winthrop

11/24 at Pittsburgh

11/29 vs. Mississippi Valley State

12/4 at SMU

12/7 vs. Temple

12/10 vs. Loyola Chicago

12/18 vs. Austin Peay

12/22 at Hawaii (Diamond Head Classic)

12/23 – vs. BYU OR South Florida (Diamond Head Classic)

12/25 – vs. Liberty OR Northern Iowa OR Stanford OR Wyoming (Diamond Head Classic)

1/4/22 – at Arkansas

1/8/22 – vs. South Carolina

1/11/22 – vs. Kentucky

1/15/22 – at Georgia

1/18/22 – vs. Tennessee

1/22/22 – at Florida

1/26/22 – at South Carolina

1/29/22 – vs. Georgia

2/2/22 – at Kentucky

2/5/22 – vs. LSU

2/8/22 – vs. Missouri

2/12/22 – at Tennessee

2/16/22 – at Auburn

2/19/22 – vs. Texas A&M

2/22/22 – vs. Alabama

2/26/22 – at Mississippi State

3/1/22 – vs. Florida

3/5/22 – at Ole Miss