We’ve been absent. We’re sorry. Let’s get back in the swing of things.
The SEC is not absent on this Tuesday, as Feast Week continues to march on. The big matchup of the day in the conference takes place out in Maui. The Georgia Bulldogs and Michigan State Spartans are set to face off at 2:30 Eastern, and perhaps the only surprising thing is that this is taking place in the loser’s bracket. The Dayton Flyers took the Bulldogs down on Monday, which wasn’t too surprising seeing as the Flyers are a real good team. The Spartans losing to the Virginia Tech Hokies? That was a bit of a stunner.
Nevertheless, this should be a fun one. If nothing else, you’ll get to see Anthony Edwards and Cassius Winston, two of the best players in the nation, on opposite ends.
Later on in the day, the 4-1 South Carolina Gamecocks march out against the Wichita State Shockers down in Mexico. This is the Gamecocks’ opener in the 2019 Cancun Challenge and they will certainly have their hands full. The Shockers are 5-0 to this point in the season, and while this isn’t the Wichita State team of yesteryear, they’re still getting it done. Trey Wade and A.J. Lawson will be the ones to watch for both sides in this ball game.
Things didn’t go so well for the Missouri Tigers on Monday, as they lost to the Butler Bulldogs in the CBE HOF Classic in KC. Now, the Tigers are poised to face a familiar face. Mizzou will face the Oklahoma Sooners in the loser’s side of the event. OU fell 73-54 to the Stanford Cardinal Monday, which proved to be a bit of a stunner in its own right. We’ll see if Mizzou is able to corral Austin Reaves, who scored 17 points in the loss to the Cardinal.
Finally, the Auburn Tigers will be in action out in Brooklyn. The 6-0 Tigers will challenge the 5-0 Richmond Spiders in what’s sure to be a doozy. The Spiders are among the best 3-point shooting teams in the country, due in large to the efforts of Jacob Gilyard and Nick Sherod. Auburn has played solid defense on the perimeter this year, but they’ll need to be better than solid to take the Spiders down for sure. That said, they have been excellent inside, with a garden variety of guys who have just been terrific on 2-point tries this year. None better so far than Anfernee McLemore, who leads the team with a 76.5 percent mark on 2-point attempts.
(All times Eastern)
Georgia vs. Michigan State — 2:30 p.m., ESPN (WatchESPN)
South Carolina vs. Wichita State — 6 p.m., CBS Sports Network
Mizzou vs. Oklahoma — 7 p.m., ESPNEWS (WatchESPN)
Auburn vs. Richmond — 7:30 p.m., ESPN2 (WatchESPN)