On This Day in History | 2012

Odom Vanderbilt
Odom shows off the championship trophy

On this day six years ago, Rod Odom ’09 and the Vanderbilt University men’s basketball team won the SEC Championship in a 71-64 victory over #1-ranked Kentucky that snapped the Wildcats’ 24-game winning streak.

The Commodores, playing in their first SEC title game since 1951, outscored Kentucky 34-27 in the second half to hand them just their second loss of the season. It would be the Wildcats’ last loss of the season as the freshman-laden squad led by Anthony Davis went on to win the National Championship.

Odom played in every game in 2012 and started all but one game in 2013 while scoring in double-figures 14 times. In his senior season, Odom started all 31 games and scored in double-figures in 22 games, dropping 20 or more points seven times including a career high 26 vs. Tennessee. He was sixth in the SEC in 3-point field goal percentage (38.5%), and fourth in 3-pointers made per game (2.7). He connected on a career high six threes vs. Missouri. For his efforts he was named 2nd Team All-SEC while also making the SEC Academic Honor Roll.



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