What Happened Last Night
The SEC bounced back on the whole with a quartet of victories.
- Kentucky 93, Canisius 69: The Wildcats were pressured a bit at the start of the game, even falling behind visiting Canisius at one point. But eventually the ‘Cats would pull away after scoring 49 points in the second half to Canisius’ 34. De’Aaron Fox and Isaiah Briscoe combined for 42 of Kentucky’s 93 points, with 21 each. Malik Monk scored 16 and Bam Adebayo dropped 14 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.
- South Carolina 81, Holy Cross 49: Sindarius Thornwell made a major impact with 20 points in the Gamecocks’ victory over the Crusaders. Holy Cross kept it close, trailing by only 12 at the end of the first half, but South Carolina held them to just 17 points in the second half while scoring 37 of their own. PJ Dozier joined Thornwell in double figures with 15 points of his own on a mark of 4-for-7 from the field and 3-for-6 from the 3-point line.
- Florida 76, Mercer 54: The Gators’ early successes ventured on with their victory over the Mercer Bears on Sunday. Playing in Jacksonville, the Gators won by 22 with the game hardly ever in doubt after holding Mercer to just 14 first half points. Justin Leon led the way with 17 points, five rebounds, an assist and a steal in 24 minutes of action while KeVaughn Allen and Devin Robinson joined him in double figures with 13 and 12 points respectively.
- Missouri 99, Alabama A&M 44: Mizzou got a win in football and basketball in the same weekend? Surely you jest. Not so! Mizzou was able to handle their business in a big way with their 55-point win over Alabama A&M. Frankie Hughes burst onto the scene with a 23-point performance, one of the best in the program history for a player’s debut. Russell Woods added 12 points while Willie Jackson scored 11 off the bench.
Georgia vs. UNC Asheville, 7 p.m. ET, SEC Network+
Ole Miss vs. UMass, 7 p.m. ET, SEC Network
Texas A&M vs. American, 8 p.m. ET, SEC Network+
Arkansas vs. Southern Illinois, 8 p.m. ET, SEC Network+
Auburn vs. Georgia State, 9 p.m. ET, SEC Network
All games can be found on WatchESPN.
All courtesy of OddsShark.
Arkansas opened as a 14.5-point favorite. The line bumped up to 17.
Auburn opened as a 5.5-point favorite. The line bumped up to 7.
OIe Miss opened as a 9-point favorite. The line bumped up to 11.