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Vanderbilt men’s basketball releases 2021 nonconference schedule


The Vanderbilt men’s basketball team announced its 2021 nonconference schedule Thursday, including its opening matchup against Alabama State on Nov. 10.

In addition to two already-announced matchups — at Pitt on Nov. 24 and at the Diamond Head Classic in Hawaii before Christmas — the Commodores will play 2021 tournament teams VCU, Winthrop and Loyola-Chicago. Pitt, however, is Vanderbilt’s only power-conference nonconference opponent, which could hurt the team’s NET score come Selection Sunday.

Home opponents: Alabama State, Texas State, VCU, Winthrop, Mississippi Valley State, Temple, Loyola-Chicago, Austin Peay

Away opponents: Pitt, SMU, Hawaii

The Commodores, which played a limited non-conference schedule last year due to COVID-19, also played Mississippi Valley State in 2020 and won, 84-41. They were set to play SMU, but the game was canceled due to the virus.