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With their loss to Richmond today, Vanderbilt becomes the first team to lose as a 5 seed or better in the round of 64 in three consecutive appearances.
|Kevin Stallings has turned Vanderbilt into a top-25 program, but upsets in recent NCAA tournament appearances have left a sour taste.|
"The only thing the typical fan base cares about is how you finish, and I share the frustration with the fans," Stallings said. "There's nobody who wants to win or have better finishes than the players and the coaching staff, but [the recent losses are] not going to ruin my life because there are too many good things happening here, too many bright spots, too many success stories, and I believe these guys are having great experiences. But I will say this: It'll be greater if they have success in the NCAA tournament, and for that I feel a responsibility, and I feel a little bit of pressure."