Previewing the NCAA 1st round match-up between the Commodores and the Wildcats

Vanderbilt has made it to the NCAA Tournament but now it's time to get down to business. The Commodores open tourney play today in Salt Lake City, facing off against No. 8 seed, the Northwestern Wildcats. DoresDaily brings you today's game preview along with a game prediction inside.

No. 9 seed Vanderbilt (19-15) vs. No. 8 seed Northwestern (23-11)

Where: Salt Lake City, UT - Vivint Sports Arena

When: Today - 3:30 pm Central

TV: TBS

Head Coaches: (VAN) Bryce Drew, (NW) Chris Collins

Twitter Updates: @CSmithScout

Bullet Points

- Coach Drew is the first person in school's history to lead Vanderbilt to the NCAA Tournament in their 1st year as head coach

Luke Kornet became the Commodores all-time leader in block shots in school's history against Arkansas (207)

- Vanderbilt leads the all-time series with Northwestern at 4-1. Neither team have played before on a neutral court.

- Vanderbilt is 1-2 all-time against the Big 10 in the NCAA Tournament.

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