Jerry Stackhouse reacts to Vanderbilt's road win over Kentucky
Jerry Stackhouse continues to add to Vanderbilt’s best season of SEC play under his guidance, adding a 10th win in league play Wednesday night. That is the most by the Commodores since the 2016-17 season.
This win was a particularly special one for Stackhouse’s program. After losing Liam Robbins early in the game, Jordan Wright rallied the team with 23 points off the bench, including a game-winner in the 68-66 victory.
Stackhouse noted afterward the magnitude of beating “the king at his house” with John Calipari getting the most of his Kentucky squad in recent games.
Jerry Stackhouse: “Beating the King at his house is pretty special. I have so much respect for Coach Calipari. … They were playing as good as anybody.”
— Jack Pilgrim (@JackPilgrimKSR) March 2, 2023
Stackhouse also called it “a great moment” for the Vanderbilt program and discussed being emotional thinking about Jordan Wright’s game-winner.
Jerry Stackhouse visibly emotional, tears welling in his eyes. “This is what it’s about. This is a great moment for us, a great moment for our program.”
— Ryan Black (@RyanABlack) March 2, 2023
Cool moment at the podium here. Jerry Stackhouse puts his arm around Jordan Wright (23 points, 8-12 FG, the game-winner at Kentucky) and tears up, chokes up, noting that Wright was his first recruit. “I get a little bit emotional.”
— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) March 2, 2023
Vanderbilt will move on to face Mississippi State in a regular-season finale before heading to the SEC Tournament.
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Jerry Stackhouse is doing great at Vanderbilt. I know the Commodores are proud to have him.
If he keeps winning at Vandy, he’ll be the replacement for inept Hubert at Chapel Hill.
Vanderbilt better do everything possible to keep Stack in Nashville. If they don’t, he’ll be off to Chapel Hill replacing Hubert Davis.
Great win for vandy. Doing it at rupp, without the big man and on kys senior nite is just that much more impressive.
KY has fallen
Pathetic to lose on Senior Day
As for keeping Jerry at VU, he got a contract extension last year and the Vandy United program (a $300 million capital improvements program exclusively for athletics) has significant improvements for both MBB and WBB. We’re trying. I know, the $300 Mil is a drop in the bucket for some SEC schools, but it’s a HUGE commitment for VU.