Wolfpack fans and Vandy fans pose for a photo on the historic Brickyard, scene of exuberant celebrations during the Wolfpack's 1983 national championship run under legendary coach Jim Valvano.
The Wolfpack men now play in the new RBC Center located a couple of miles out on the edge of town, but the women play their games in newly renovated Reynolds Coliseum in the heart of the campus.
Ms. Wolf and Mr. Wolf stand at the attention for the Star-Spangled banner.
The Wolfpack players and coaches have their own unique way of standing at attention.
Sophomore post Liz Sherwood leads Vanderbilt in scoring in the first half with 10 points.
Senior guard Billie McDowell, playing her first game since tearing her ACL in the NCAA tournament last spring, gives State fans a heart-stopping moment when she went down with cramps late in the first half. Just minutes earlier, she had put a dagger in Vanderbilt's heart with four 3-pointers that gave the Wolfpack the lead for good.
At the end of the first half, freshman Tina Wirth sinks two free throws to cut the Wolfpack's lead to 37-27 at halftime.
After falling behind even further in the first five minutes of the second half, Vanderbilt goes on an 8-0 spurt to climb back in the game. Junior post Carla Thomas starts it off by hitting a jumper.
Junior point guard Dee Davis scores on a fastbreak following a steal by junior guard Caroline Williams.
Senior post Nicole Jules provides a spark off the bench.
The second half comeback keeps Vanderbilt within reach, but in the end, it's too little, too late, as the Commodores fall to 5-2 for the season.