Vanderbilt’s men’s and women’s basketball teams advanced to postseason play in the NCAA Tournament.
The women finished the year with a 23–11 overall record, 9–7 in regular-season SEC play. They advanced to the semifinal round of the SEC Tournament in Duluth, Ga., and the second round of the NCAA Tournament in Cincinnati, losing to Xavier 63–62.
The men’s team finished with a 24–9 overall record, 12–4 in conference play. They advanced to the second round of the SEC Tournament and lost to Murray State University in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in San Jose, Calif., on a buzzer beater, 66–65. Head Coach Kevin Stallings was named SEC Coach of the Year and District 21 Coach of the Year by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. Center A.J. Ogilvy decided to forgo his senior season and enter the 2010 NBA draft.