What Happened Last Night
A lot of success once again. Outside of one game in the afternoon, the other five teams in the SEC who had games took care of business. Some more dramatically than others as we would come to find out.
- Dayton 77, Alabama 72: In one of the more fun games of the 24-hour tip-off marathon, the Dayton Flyers picked up a road win over the Alabama Crimson Tide in Tuscaloosa. Avery Johnson’s club played hard for almost the entirety of the game against Archie Miller’s squad. The Flyers were able to secure a win in the final minute, but wound up losing Josh Cunningham after a gruesome injury. We can only hope that the injury isn’t too severe for him.
- South Carolina 70, Monmouth 69 (OT): As we mentioned, some contests were more dramatic than others. The clash between the Hawks and Gamecocks was more the former than the later. South Carolina jumped out to a big lead and maintained it through the first half until Monmouth made a strong surge in the second half. Neither team could get the job done in the final seconds after a pair of free throws from Micah Seaborn, sending the game to OT. There, at the final buzzer, PJ Dozier hit a buzzer-beater to lift the Gamecocks to victory.
- Kentucky 69, Michigan State 48: The Wildcats flexed their muscles en route to a 69-48 victory over the Michigan State Spartans at MSG. Highly touted freshman Malik Monk led the way with 23 points and shot 7-for-11 from the 3-point line as he delivered on a lot of the hype that’s been surrounding him in the offseason. Isaiah Briscoe added 21 points in the victory while De’Aaron Fox contributed 12 of his own.
- Tennessee 103, Appalachian State 94: The Volunteers hit the win column for the first time this season to the tune of a 103-94 victory over Appalachian State. It wasn’t quite the game that the football team had at the start of the season, but the Vols nonetheless got the victory and hung 100 for the first time in a while as well. Freshman Robert Hubbs III chipped in a team-high 16 points as he and three other starters - Kyle Alexander, Jordan Bowden and Shembari Phillips scored in double figures. Grant Williams and Lamonte Turner scored in double figures off the bench as well.
- LSU 78, Southern Miss 61: Remember Antonio Blakeney? He scored 26 points in LSU’s 78-61 victory over Southern Miss on Tuesday night. The Tigers improved to 2-0 with the victory in a game that was pretty well in hand after the first half, as LSU took a 37-25 lead into the half. While Southern Miss nearly outscored LSU in the second half (41-36), LSU was able to hold firm to their lead.
- Vanderbilt 80, Belmont 66: In only the fifth-ever meeting between the two Nashville programs, Vanderbilt got the better of Belmont to the tune of 80-66 to maintain a now-five-game win streak over the Bruins. Four players scored in double figures with Luke Kornet leading the way with 20 points. Matthew Fisher-Davis chipped in 16 of his own while Jeff Roberson and Payton Willis each had 10.
No SEC schools are playing on Wednesday. See you Thursday!