WATCH: Vandy’s Jerry Stackhouse reacts to close loss at #8 Alabama

Vanderbilt went toe to toe with SEC-leader and 8th ranked Alabama on Saturday, but the Commodores came up just short in a 82-78 defeat inside Coleman Coliseum.

Vandy held a 2-point lead late before Alabama scored seven quick points to regain control 70-65 with 4:21 to play. About a minute later, Scotty Pippen Jr. sank 2 of 3 free throws to cut the score to 71-68. Seven of Vanderbilt’s 10 SEC losses this season are by a combined 30 points.

Vandy head basketball coach Jerry Stackhouse met with the media following the nailbiter at Tuscaloosa. Hear what he had to say right here. Video is courtesy of the SEC.