Vanderbilt came out strong against the Tigers and never let go of the lead on the way to a 74-50 victory. The Commodores were led by a resurgent Mario Moore, who got himself back into his old form. Coach Stallings praised every aspect of Moore's game: "Mario played his best game of the year and did a great job of organizing us and running the team… His basketball IQ is very high, so when he plays like he played today then we're a much better team."
January 7, 2006
"Super Mario" is back. On a night in which Derrick Byars scored 20 points on 8 shots and Julian Terrell had 12 points and 5 rebounds, Mario Moore stole the show. With 15 points and only one turnover, Mario ended the game with an amazing last second three-pointer to put the Commodores ahead by one as the buzzer rang.
November 30, 2005
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The Vanderbilt men's basketball team was predicted to finish third in the SEC Eastern Division, while the Commodore women were picked to finish fourth overall in the conference Thursday in a voting of media held at the SEC Basketball Media Days. Vandy junior forward Carla Thomas was voted first-team preseason All-SEC, while junior guard Dee Davis was named to the second team. On the men's side, Mario Moore was named second-team preseason All-SEC.
October 27, 2005
The postgame locker room was a somber place after Vandy's shocking 77-73 loss to Auburn Thursday, but a few players were willing to talk about it. What went wrong? And can the 18-13 Commodores regroup for a possible post-season invitation?
March 11, 2005
If Reggie Jackson was once known as "Mr. October"... Vanderbilt's <B>Mario Moore</b> could soon become known as "Mr. March." When the Madness is at its peak, "Little Mo" seems to turn up his game a notch. In this VandyMania exclusive, the 5-11 guard talks about what it will take this week to get Vandy (18-12, 8-8 SEC) back into the NCAA Tournament. <p><i> <B>Vanderbilt vs. Auburn in the SEC Tournament</B> <BR>Tipoff: 8:45 CT (9:45 ET) <BR>TV: Jefferson-Pilot <BR>Radio: 104.5 The Zone<BR>
March 9, 2005