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Men's Hoops: Vanderbilt- Alabama preview

Vanderbilt (10-17, 3-13 SEC) faces Alabama (17-10, 7-9) Thursday at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans (6:30 p.m. CT, Jefferson-Pilot TV). VandyMania's hoops expert, VeeMan, gives a complete preview of the game and makes a prediction on the outcome.

The Vanderbilt Commodores concluded regular season SEC competition with a 70-65 loss to the Tennessee Volunteers Saturday, in Memorial Gymnasium. The Vols were trailing 50-39 about halfway through the second half, but from that point they outscored the Commodores 31-15. It was a close game to the end, and the Vanderbilt team showed little effect of the one-sided loss to Kentucky three days...