What happened last night
Well, Kentucky certainly got a measure of revenge on Tennessee after the Wildcats’ defeat in Knoxville earlier this season. The ‘Cats proceeded to thump the Vols in Rupp Arena by 25 points with big efforts from Malik Monk and Derek Willis. De’Aaron Fox dropped 13 and six in the victory and five players total (Monk, Willis, Fox, Isaiah Briscoe and Dominique Hawkins) got into double figures.
Elsewhere, Florida won their fourth road game in a row and sixth in their last seven trips away from Gainesville. The Gators took down the Auburn Tigers 114-95 thanks in part to a 30-point effort from Canyon Barry. Barry was one of seven players who got into double figures and Kevarrius Harris was just one point shy.
Georgia meanwhile was able to escape with a seven-point win over Mississippi State. After the game was tied at 54 with 6:30 to go, Georgia would go on an 8-0 run that would probably be the difference in the ballgame as State didn’t get any closer than five points the rest of the way.
Finally, Ole Miss dubbed LSU by 20, picking up their fourth win in their last five games. Don’t look now, but the Rebels are 6-3 in their last nine games but will have their work cut out for them on the road against Arkansas and Mississippi State in their next two games.
Tonight’s SEC hoops schedule
|Arkansas vs. South Carolina
|Alabama vs. Mizzou
Only two games are on the schedule tonight as South Carolina plays Arkansas while Mizzou plays Alabama. The Gamecocks have pressure mounted on them now with Kentucky and Florida breathing down their necks at the top of the SEC standings. They can ill afford a slip up, so we’ll see what Sindarius Thornwell has cooked up.
Missouri has a two-game winning streak at home. I repeat: Missouri has a two-game winning streak at home. That’s one more than Kansas. This is not a drill. The Tigers could prop that all the way up to three if they’re able to dispatch Avery Johnson’s Crimson Tide Wednesday night. Granted, they’re not favored in this matchup, but stranger things have happened in this cuckoo world of ours, haven’t there?
Arkansas (11-12 ATS) vs. South Carolina (11-12 ATS)
Spread: South Carolina opened as 8.5-point faves. The line ticked up to 9.
Alabama (10-12 ATS) vs. Missouri (10-10-1 ATS)
Spread: Alabama opened as 5.5-point faves. The spread is down to 4.5.