With the 2023-24 season approaching, Vanderbilt basketball released its non-conference schedule Tuesday, showcasing matchups with 13 different programs.
Coach Jerry Stackhouse, who is going into his fifth season with the Commodores, feels as if the non-conference schedule will prepare the Commodores for when SEC play begins.
“Our program will face multiple NCAA Tournament-caliber opponents throughout the nonconference schedule,” Stackhouse said in a statement. “These contests are beneficial to the development of our team, and in addition they provide significant postseason résumé building opportunities. This schedule also provides our student-athletes with multiple home games, TV exposure, and unique travel that showcases our program nationally. We are ready to get started and continue building on the momentum that was on display in Memorial last season.”
The Commodores will host nine of the 13 nonconference games at Memorial Gymnasium, including the ACC/ SEC Challenge contest against Boston College on Nov. 29.
Vanderbilt’s only true road game is Dec. 23 at Memphis.
Vanderbilt will kick off its nonconference slate with a four-game homestand beginning Nov. 7 against Presbyterian followed USC Upstate on Nov. 10, UNC Greensboro on Nov. 13 and Central Arkansas on Nov. 17.
The Commodores will then hit the road for two matches in the Vegas Showdown. They will take on NC State on Nov. 23 and will then face either BYU or Arizona State the following day.
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The Commodores then head home against Boston College, Alabama A&M on Dec. 2 and San Francisco on Dec. 6. They will then play one more neutral site game in Forth Worth, Texas for the USLBM Coast to Coast Challenge against Texas Tech on Dec. 16.
They will then play their last home non-conference games on Dec. 19 and 30 against Western Carolina and Dartmouth, respectively.