Aria Gerson   Nashville Tennessean

After Vanderbilt basketball’s buzzer-beating win over Tennessee on Wednesday, athletic director Candice Lee announced a T-shirt giveaway on Twitter.

The slogan? “We don’t do orange.”


I’m giving away some of these shirts to our most loyal fans. Reply and show me where you watched tonight’s win from and I’ll pick five winners! https://t.co/3ciFdi8byF

— Candice Storey Lee (@VandyAD) February 9, 2023

Vanderbilt began selling the shirts after former Commodores baseball star Dansby Swanson encouraged his Atlanta Braves teammate and former Vanderbilt pitcher Kyle Wright to move away from a seat with an orange Gatorade during a post-game press conference in October.

“We don’t do orange”
(h/t @Alan__Cole)#VandyBoys https://t.co/SHbLTJm5EM pic.twitter.com/To6e7QYVng

— Aria Gerson (@aria_gerson) October 13, 2022

The Commodores (12-12, 5-6) defeated the Vols for the first time in six years after a buzzer-beater by Tyrin Lawrence. With 0.1 seconds on the clock, Lawrence hit a wide open 3-pointer and Vanderbilt fans stormed the court at Memorial Gymnasium. It is the biggest win of coach Jerry Stackhouse’s tenure and the Commodores’ first win over a top-10 team since 2016. Vanderbilt had lost 11 straight to Tennessee, including in Knoxville earlier this season.

Lee said she would give away T-shirts to five fans who responded to her tweet with the location from which they watched the game.

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