Vandy alum donates $5 million to men’s basketball program

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              Vanderbilt head coach Jerry Stackhouse watches in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Texas A&M Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Texas A&M won 69-50. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Vanderbilt men’s basketball program has received a $5 million donation from Seattle-based alumnus George B. Huber and his wife Cathy.

Vanderbilt officials said the money will be used to enhance facilities and support services.

Huber said in a statement that “the men’s basketball program has the building blocks to become a perennial powerhouse, and we’re excited by the opportunity to strengthen the broader Vanderbilt community throughout the program.”

Huber graduated from Vanderbilt in 1979. Son Tyler is a 2014 Vanderbilt alum.

Vanderbilt (8-8, 0-3 SEC) hosts Tennessee (10-6, 2-2) on Saturday. The Commodores have lost 23 consecutive Southeastern Conference games, a stretch that includes 21 regular-season contests and two SEC Tournament defeats.