Photos and notes from Wednesday's practice

The Vanderbilt Commodores went through a high-energy practice Wednesday at the Georgia Dome in preparation for their Thursday appearance in the SEC Tournament. Here's a series of exclusive photos from the practice session, and from the press conference which followed.

Jason Holwerda

Kevin Stallings does his best Jack Benny.

Matt Freije

Scott Hundley

Julian Terrell

Several players wipe the sweat from their faces after an intense practice.

7-foot-2 David Przybyszewski

A relaxed Kevin Stallings smirks at a funny moment at the press conference.

Senior players Scott Hundley (left) and Matt Freije represented Vanderbilt at the press conference. A female reporter, obviously from Kentucky, asked Hundley the final question: what would it mean to him if Vanderbilt were to advance to meet Kentucky in the finals? Realizing that Vandy would have to win three games in order for that to happen, and not wanting to provide any bulletin board material, Stallings quickly interjected with a sly smirk, "He doesn't want to answer that question. Thank you." The conference ended with Hundley left open-mouthed, and the question unanswered.

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