What Happened Yesterday
South Carolina and Auburn started the day as polar opposites again. The Gamecocks won their Puerto Rico Tip-Off game against UTEP, 80-56. The Tigers lost their Charleston Classic game to Temple, 88-74. Variance puts these two teams in consolation games that will take place on Sunday.
Things were a bit difficult again for the youthful Kentucky Wildcats. Despite the spread being a gaudy 27 points, the ‘Cats only defeated ETSU by 17. Quade Green played a terrific game, allotting 21 points with just three turnovers in 26 minutes. The Wildcats shot over 55 percent inside and out, but still, their offense wasn’t all that prodigious.
Ole Miss escaped with a 5-point win over Georgia State. D’Marcus Simonds nearly got the job done himself, putting up 29 points for the Panthers. The Rebels got 24 out of Terence Davis and 15 from Markel Crawford. Speaking of escape jobs, Vanderbilt pulled one off on UNC Asheville, winning by just three points in Nashville.
Texas A&M was able to take down UCSB, 84-65. D.J. Hogg, one of four Aggies to finish in double figures, led the way with 24 points. The Arkansas Razorbacks moved to 3-0 after defeating Fresno State, 83-75.
Lastly, Alabama won 104-67 over Alabama A&M. Collin Sexton did some Collin Sexton things, scoring 25 on 11-16 while grabbing four boards, dishing out five assists and committing zero turnovers.
Today’s only game sees Mississippi State facing Florida A&M. State will look to move to 2-0, eight days after their season-opening win over Alabama State.
The game will be at 4 p.m. ET at Humphrey Coliseum. You can find the game on SEC Network+, and it will be available via stream on WatchESPN.
Bad Gambling Advice
Tom’s Season to Date: 13-13 ATS. No line is out there for State/A&M.