Saints March On Past Vanderbilt

Another 13 seed pulls off the upset
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 22, 2008 12:19 AM CDT
Vanderbilt head coach Kevin Stallings screams at referees after being called for a second half technical foul during an NCAA Midwest Regional first-round tournament basketball game against Siena Friday,...   (AP Photo/John Raoux)
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(Newser) – Vanderbilt, a Southeastern Conference power that was tournament-tested, vowed not to overlook its first-round opponent, Siena. Unfortunately for the Commodores, they didn't follow through on that as the 13th-seeded Saints dominated play throughout and added another major upset to their NCAA tournament history - the last coming in 1989 as a No. 14 seed against Stanford, reports AP.

Kenny Hasbrouck and Tay Fisher led Siena with 30 and 19 points respectively, including 6-for-6 on three-pointers by Fisher. Vanderbilt never got its perimeter game going, shooting 4-for-20 from three-point range, and didn't exploit its size advantage on the inside. It was one of four major upsets on the day in Tampa, as double-digit seeds Western Kentucky and San Diego were winners earlier, while Villanova downed Clemson late.