What Happened Yesterday
It was an up and down kind of day. The day began with two morning games, as South Carolina and Auburn faced Illinois State and Indiana State. Auburn turned out OK, winning by 19 over the Sycamores. The Gamecocks, meanwhile, lost by four to the Redbirds. Both will be moving on to the winner’s and loser’s brackets in their respective preseason tournaments.
Then, there was also Florida’s demolition of North Florida. The Ospreys had no chance, and after playing Michigan State, Michigan, VCU and Florida, North Florida could use a cigarette break. The Gators won by 40, six players had at least 12 points, seven had at least nine, eight had at least six, and everyone who touched the ball had at least a point. Pretty damn good, eh?
Mizzou, meanwhile, got boatraced in Salt Lake City. The Utes beat the Tigers by nearly 20 points in what’s sure to be looked back upon as a learning experience and “burn the tape” type game for Cuonzo Martin and the gang. Let’s hope everything’s OK with MPJ.
Lastly, LSU won by 19 over Samford. With relative ease.
|10:30 a.m.||South Carolina vs. UTEP||ESPNU/WatchESPN|
|11 a.m.||Auburn vs. Temple||ESPN2/WatchESPN|
|7 p.m.||Georgia State vs. Ole Miss||SEC Network+/WatchESPN|
|7 p.m.||ETSU vs. Kentucky||SEC Network/WatchESPN|
|7 p.m.||Alabama A&M vs. Alabama||SEC Network+/WatchESPN|
|8 p.m.||UCSB vs. Texas A&M||SEC Network+/WatchESPN|
|8 p.m.||Fresno State vs. Arkansas||SEC Network+/WatchESPN|
|8 p.m.||UNC Asheville vs. Vanderbilt||SEC Network+/WatchESPN|
Two ranked teams are in action, against Kentucky and Texas A&M face ETSU and UCSB. Elsewhere, the Gamecocks and Tigers will be playing their second-round games against UTEP and Temple. Auburn-Temple figures to be a pretty intriguing matchup, and you can start watching that one at 11 a.m. ET.
Collin Sexton and Alabama face off with Alabama A&M, and Ole Miss will face Georgia State. The final games of the night see Arkansas welcoming Fresno State to Fayetteville, while Vanderbilt takes on UNC Asheville.
Bad Gambling Advice
Season to Date: 10-10 ATS.
- South Carolina (-9.5) vs. UTEP
- Temple (+2) vs. Auburn
- ETSU (+27) vs. Kentucky
- Ole Miss (-10.5) vs. Georgia State
- Arkansas (-12.5) vs. Fresno State
- Texas A&M (-20.5) vs. UCSB