SEC Mar 4, 2023; Greenville, SC, USA; General view of the SEC logo with court at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Yeazell-USA TODAY Sports

The Vanderbilt Commodores finished near the top of the SEC last season, barely missing out on an NCAA Tournament bid with a 22-15 record on the year. Unfortunately, their 2023-24 season got off to a horrible start on Tuesday night, suffering an embarrassing loss to the Presbyterian Blue Hose.

Presbyterian was amongst the worst programs in all of Division-1 college basketball last season. The mid-major program out of the Big Sky lost each of their final 18 games to end the season last year.

On paper, this game should have been a showcase for the bigger SEC program in Vanderbilt. But anything can happen in college basketball, and Presbyterian came out of the gates hot to start the season.

Presbyterian led by as much as 15 points in the second half, and they were able to hold on to secure a 68-62 victory to start their season on the right foot.

The Blue Hose obviously deserve a whole bunch of credit for the win. But Vanderbilt deserves just as much blame, and fans certainly blasted them on social media after the game.

For Vanderbilt to lose to a team that had just three victories over Division-1 teams last year is simply absurd. And it will likely be a loss that may go down as one of the worst in program history.

They will look to rebound later this week when they take on the South Carolina Upstate Spartans.

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About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.