Another round of midweek SEC basketball action is in the books!
TENNESSEE EARNS YET ANOTHER VICTORY
19 is the magic number for the Tennessee Volunteers. The Vols won their 19th consecutive game on Wednesday night, knocking off the South Carolina Gamecocks, 85-73. They’re 11-0 in the SEC heading into an absolutely titanic matchup against the Kentucky Wildcats this Saturday in Lexington. Grant Williams had only eight points but had seven assists and nine rebounds, as he nearly messed around and got a triple-double. Admiral Schofield had a double-double with 21 points and 10 boards, and Jordan Bowden had 16 points off the bench with four made 3-pointers. Tre Campbell led South Carolina with 19 points, while Chris Silva had a double-double with 15 and 15 rebounds. Hassani Gravett gave the Gamecocks 15 off the bench, but only A.J. Lawson came close to double digits otherwise with nine points.
AUBURN SWEPT BY OLE MISS
A woefully underwhelming year continues on the plains. The Auburn Tigers lost to the Ole Miss Rebels 60-55, giving Kermit Davis a season sweep over Bruce Pearl’s Tigers. The loss set Auburn back to 5-6 on the year in SEC play, while Ole Miss jumps to 7-4. This marked the third time in the last four seasons that the Rebs have swept the Tigers, the lone outlier of course being last season. Chuma Okeke had 23 & 11 in the loss, while Breein Tyree had 20 points in the victory along with four boards, three steals and two assists.
VANDY’S WOES CONTINUE
It’s February 14, and unfortunately for the Vanderbilt Commodores, they have still yet to pick up a win in SEC play. The Commodores fell to the Florida Gators 66-57 to drop to 9-15 and 0-11 against the league. They held a first half lead but only scored 24 points in the second half to Florida’s 25. Aaron Nesmith had 26 points, nine boards and went 12-for-15 from the FT line but it was all for naught. Keyontae Johnson led Florida with 15 points and had nine rebounds, as well.