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A new era begins for Vanderbilt basketball on Saturday. Expectations – in the present moment – can't be set at the lofty heights of the past few seasons. The long road to renewed prosperity begins under humble circumstances with five new opening-day starters. It's time for a new identity to be forged in Nashville.

Jenkins. Taylor. Ezeli. Goulbourne. Tinsley. The five men who brought home the SEC Tournament championship, won an NCAA tournament game, and made Vanderbilt a player on college basketball's ultimate Dance floor are gone. One of the more productive starting fives in school history will not be able to grace the Memorial Gym floor this winter. The majority of that quintet (Jenkins, Taylor, Ezeli...

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