What Happened Last Night
- Texas A&M 68, Virginia Tech 65: The Aggies advanced to the championship game of the Wooden Legacy, where they’ll face UCLA on Sunday. On Friday, the Aggies erased a 13-point halftime deficit behind a late 12-0 run and 17 points and 10 boards from D.J. Hogg. Tyler Davis also had 12 and 10.
- Georgia 77, Gardner-Webb 59: Georgia led by just three points at the half before putting away Gardner-Webb in the second half. Yante Maten led the Bulldogs with 16 points, 9 rebounds and 3 blocks.
- VCU 85, LSU 74: LSU committed turnovers on 24.3 percent of its possessions and shot just 4-of-12 from three-point range; that’s not normally a good formula for success. Antonio Blakeney and Skylar Mays had 14 points each for the Tigers, the latter a career-high for the freshman.
- Kentucky 111, Tennessee-Martin 76: Kentucky led by 48 points at one time and wound up winning by 35, scoring over 100 points for the second game in a row. Malik Monk led six Wildcats in double figures with 26 points; Bam Adebayo notched his second career double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds.
- Lehigh 87, Mississippi State 73: We knew Mississippi State would struggle without Quinndary Weatherspoon, but a 14-point loss to a Patriot League team that was never really in doubt? IJ Ready led the Bulldogs with 20 points and 5 assists.
- Vanderbilt 76, Santa Clara 66: Riley LaChance had 17 points on 6-of-7 shooting from the floor and also dished out 6 assists as Vanderbilt bounced back from two straight losses with a win over Santa Clara in the consolation game of the Las Vegas Invitational.
- Gonzaga 77, Florida 72: Florida built an 11-point lead in the first half but couldn’t hold off a tough Gonzaga team, losing in the semifinals of the AdvoCare Invitational. Devin Robinson had 18 points for the Gators in the loss.
|South Carolina vs. Syracuse||2:00 PM||ACC Network Extra/WatchESPN|
|Northwestern State at Missouri||3:00 PM||SEC Network+/WatchESPN|
Odds and Picks
Yesterday: 1-4 ATS; Season to Date: 20-27-1 ATS
- South Carolina vs. Syracuse (-7): This is (technically) a neutral court, but the Orange are playing in their home state and they’ve looked the part of a top 10 team early on. I think South Carolina will be fine in the long run but this is just a bad matchup for the Gamecocks.