Vanderbilt women headed back to Cincinnati

The Vanderbilt women will play Louisville on Sunday in Cincinnati at 11 a.m. CT (ESPN2) in the first round of the NCAA. The Commodores were pegged with a No. 10 seed while Louisville is No. 7. The winner of the Vanderbilt-Louisville contest will likely face No. 2 seeded Xavier on Tuesday.

Vanderbilt finished the 2010-11 regular season with a 20-11 (10-6 SEC) record. The Cardinals finished their season 20-12 (10-6 Big East).

Vanderbilt and Louisville have several common opponents. Louisville lost to Tennessee at home 63-50 in its opener. Vanderbilt lost to the Vols twice, 68-56 in Knoxville and 65-57 in Nashville. Vandy beat UT-Martin 72-60 in Nashville while the Cardinals defeated the Skyhawks 92-67 in Louisville. UofL defeated Kentucky 78-52 at home while Vanderbilt lost to the Wildcats three times. Vandy fell most recently to Kentucky 69-55 in the SEC Tournament. On Feb. 20 the Commodores were defeated 80-71 by the Wildcats and on Jan. 23 Vandy lost 78-68 at Lexington.

While Vanderbilt is the low seed in this matchup at least two rating services have the Commodores rated significantly over the Cardinals. has Vanderbilt at No. 48 and Louisville at No. 59. places the Commodore women at No. 30 while UoL is listed at No. 39.

Vanderbilt has had 24 appearances in the NCAA tournament with an all-time record of 37-23 in the annual event. The Louisville women have competed in 13 different NCAA tournaments with a combined record of 11-13.
Vanderbilt-Louisville Stats Comparison

PPG	70.5	71.6
OPG	59.3	63.6
FG% 	44.1	45.2
OFG%	39.0	37.3
3PT%	35.1	34.7
O3PT%	30.0	30.3
FT%     68.1	70.3
Vanderbilt is part of the Spokane Region in which Stanford is the No. 1 seed. From the SEC, Tennessee (1 seed), Kentucky (4 seed) and Georgia (6 seed) also made the tournament. Top Stories