Welcome to another edition of Around the SEC!
You’ll come to find today’s edition is not just about football. No, hoops season is in full swing, and we’ve got you covered with a few results from around hte conference.
Enjoy the day!
Guice, Pocic honored (ATVS)
No surprise here...
Razorbacks win in a snoozer (Arkansas Fight)
Arkansas jumped out on SIU early and the game was never close. The primary reason is that the Hogs were really hot from 3-point land. The Razorbacks made 9-of-12 threes in the first half to build a 56-25 halftime lead and both teams seemed to play the second half on autopilot.
Auburn a winner over Georgia St. (College and Magnolia)
Auburn was able to empty the bench and put the walk-ons in this one with a little over the minute to go. The Tigers walked out of Auburn Arena with an 83-65 victory for their second straight double-digit win. Both wins over pretty good mid-major teams.
Georgia hoops wins over UNC Asheville (Dawg Sports)
Georgia looked a tad out of sorts early but put it all together in the end to win their home opener over UNC-Asheville, 60-46. Senior J.J. Frazier got the night off to a momentous start by nailing a 3 pointer to become the 47th Bulldog to score 1000 career points. He ended the night with 18, and the aBulldogs needed every one of them.
Nothing’s changed in Starkville (FWtCT)
Yeah, the Mississippi St. Bulldogs lost to the Alabama Crimson Tide 51-3 on Saturday. As bad as it was, nothing changed my opinion on whether or not the Bulldogs can win the last two games of the season.
SC women’s hoops wins over OSU (GAB Attack)
Dawn Staley brought Kaela Davis and Allisha Gray into the fold of the South Carolina Gamecocks basketball team in hopes that they would help carry the squad towards their goal of a national championship, especially in the absence of Tiffany Mitchell. So far, so good.
Aggies season isn’t over... yet. (Good Bull Hunting)
Texas A&M cruised to a 6-0 start (ok, there were some hiccups), defeating opponents by an average of over 20 points. Three of those victories came against at-the-time ranked teams in UCLA, Arkansas, and Tennessee. And Auburn, who A&M dispatched on the road, is currently ranked #18.
The Rebels won dramatically (Red Cup Rebellion)
In a seesaw affair in which both teams struggled to get into a flow early, the Rebels staged a furious late-game comeback Monday night in Oxford to grind out a 90-88 victory over UMass. This is the second year in a row — and second time ever — that the teams have met, and Ole Miss has won both times.
Mizzou won! Some thoughts from Bill C (Rock M Nation)
I have not yet set up my Study Hall template for basketball stat recaps because I am behind on basically everything. I know that shocks you. Regardless, let’s share some quick thoughts from the Tigers’ 2016-17 season debut, a 99-44 romp over hapless Alabama A&M.
Kentucky set to battle MSU (A Sea of Blue)
The Kentucky Wildcats have looked impressive in their 2-0 start against Stephen F. Austin and Canisius, but they will get their first real test on Tuesday night when they take on the 0-1 Michigan State Spartans. The season really starts in New York in the annual Champions Classic, an event in which the ‘Cats have had great success. They are coming off of defeating the Duke Blue Devils in the event last season.
Alabama is... perfect. Too perfect (SB Nation)
The fun part was turning it on, seeing it was 17-0, and turning it off the minute Alabama’s defensive line caved in Mississippi State’s offensive line on three straight plays. There’s a lot of interesting football to watch, and there’s no point in watching any Alabama this year, because I can just put on YouTube videos of buildings being demolished and seals being flipped in the air by killer whales whenever I want.
QB play in the SEC is on the rise again (SB Nation)
I had a long discussion of freshmen Jalen Hurts of Alabama, Jacob Eason of Georgia, Shea Patterson of Ole Miss, and Jake Bentley of South Carolina, plus a few others. Yes, the SEC’s quarterback play has been poor in recent years. And no, it’s not all because of the quality of defenders in the league. That could all be about to change.