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November 29 SEC Basketball Schedule: TV, Tip Times, Streaming, How to Watch, Odds and Picks

Kentucky hits triple digits for the third game in a row.

NCAA Basketball: Tenn-Martin at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

What Happened Last Night

  • Kentucky 115, Arizona State 69: De’Aaron Fox, in his seventh game in college, had Kentucky’s second triple-double in school history (14 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists) in a laugher, Kentucky’s third game in a row scoring triple digits. If you’re curious, the first triple-double for Kentucky was by Chris Mills in 1988 — and, well, that’s a player Kentucky fans would probably like to forget ever played for them.
  • Mississippi State 65, Northwestern State 59: We knew Mississippi State would struggle with Quinndary Weatherspoon out, but we might have underestimated just how much they would struggle. Northwestern State is #307 in KenPom, and this was a one-point game with two minutes to go. I.J. Ready, the lone senior on the team, led the way with 14 points, 6 assists, and 5 steals.
  • Arkansas 89, Mount St. Mary’s 76: One of the stranger developments of the early season has been Moses Kingsley’s usage; Kingsley is using 20.9 percent of the Razorbacks’ possessions this season after using 26 percent a year ago. That’s largely a reflection of Arkansas having more weapons around him, as five players scored in double figures last night and the preseason SEC Player of the Year wasn’t among them; Daryl Macon led the Razorbacks with 15 points.
  • North Carolina Central 62, Missouri 52: #SECBasketballFever! You’re not going to beat too many teams when you’re shooting 25 percent from the floor, Missouri. Don’t blame Terrence Phillips, who had 17 points on 6-of-10 shooting (though he also fouled out in 21 minutes of action), but you can do the math on just how poorly the rest of the Tigers were shooting.

Tonight’s Schedule

Game Time (ET) TV/Streaming
Charleston Southern at Alabama 7:00 PM SEC Network/WatchESPN
USC Upstate at Auburn 8:00 PM SEC Network+/WatchESPN
Tennessee State at Vanderbilt 8:00 PM SEC Network+/WatchESPN
Houston at LSU 9:00 PM SEC Network/WatchESPN

This is a sort of interesting slate. Alabama and Auburn face what should be relatively easy wins (sound the alarm bells if they’re not), but Vanderbilt and LSU are both facing undefeated teams — granted, neither Tennessee State nor Houston has really played anybody yet, but undefeated is undefeated. We’re not sure why the SEC Network chose to televise Charleston Southern-Alabama rather than Tennessee State-Vandy, the latter also having local bragging rights implications, but whatever.

Odds and Picks

Yesterday: 1-1 ATS; Season to Date: 22-30-1 ATS

  • Charleston Southern (+16.5) at Alabama: No, Charleston Southern isn’t very good (#283 in KenPom) and I don’t think they’ll win outright or even come close, but 16.5 is a lot to cover, particularly given Alabama’s penchant for slowing the game down. I don’t feel strongly either way here, but if forced to choose I’ll take the points.
  • Tennessee State (+7) at Vanderbilt: Vanderbilt has been, in a word, uninspiring early on this season, while Tennessee State is 6-0, and five of those wins have come away from home (including three true road games!) Throw in the fact that Tennessee State is playing three miles from campus, and I like the Tigers to keep this one close, even more so since the line has moved slightly in their favor after opening at Vanderbilt -6.
  • Houston at LSU (+4): This is a really tough call, and I don’t particularly like either side: Houston opened as a 2-point favorite and the line has since moved to 4, and that basically kills the value on the 5-0 Cougars. At this line, I lean toward LSU because (a) this is Houston’s first true road game, and (b) LSU is talented enough and hit-or-miss enough to think they can cover 4 points, if not win outright. But again, I don’t feel very good about this pick.