NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Vanderbilt picked a bad night to encourage fans and students alike to wear white. It's only going to make that orange blazer Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl will be wearing stand out even more.
This is not good when orange is the color Vanderbilt fans already hate the most, and white is the Vols' other school color.
The two nationally ranked teams meet Tuesday night in Nashville.
Vanderbilt senior forward Ross Neltner said Monday he'll try to ignore the orange in Memorial Gym and look to Vandy fans for support.
The game falls a mere 70 hours after Tennessee upset then top-ranked Memphis on the road, earning the Volunteers the No. 1 ranking.
In their Memorial Gym, the 18th-ranked Commodores have knocked off the last three No. 1 teams to visit.
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