Vandy Player Stirs the Pot Before UT Rematch

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    Josh Richardson-1-14Vanderbilt’s football team decided to refer to Tennessee as “that team from the East” before facing the Vols back in the fall, and now the basketball team is stirring the pot a bit before Thursday’s basketball game between UT and Vandy in Knoxville.

    Here are a few of the comments from Vandy guard Wade Baldwin, via Tennessean Vandy beat writer Adam Sparks:

    To be fair, Baldwin’s opinion didn’t necessarily represent the whole team, as center Damian Jones had a different take on it.

    When asked if the Vols “stole” a win on Feb. 12 in Nashville when they came back from five points down in the final 15 seconds of regulation to force overtime and eventually claim the 76-73 win, this was Richardson’s response that appears to have Baldwin, who played 44 minutes and scored nine points in Vandy’s overtime loss that night, upset:

    “I just feel like we out-toughed them a little bit tonight,” Richardson, who scored 27 points in 42 minutes against VU that night, told reporters in Nashville. “I think Vandy did a good job of attacking us the whole game and being tough, but I think we were a little tougher tonight.”

    The Vols will host the rematch with Vandy on Thursday night at 7 p.m. ET (ESPN2)