The SEC went 4-0 on Wednesday. Let’s recap how things shook out on the way to the conference’s perfect night on the hardwood.
- Vanderbilt Commodores 83, Southeast Missouri State Redhawks 65: Aaron Nesmith had arguably the best line of the night for anyone in the conference. The sophomore wing scored 25 points in 33 minutes and went a robust 7-for-11 from beyond the 3-point arc. Nesmith added four boards, two assists, a block and steal to his line as well. Saben Lee had a stirring showing as well, as he scored 21 points off the bench in Jerry Stackhouse’s coaching debut.
- South Carolina Gamecocks 77, North Alabama 55: Justin Minaya pulled off a double-double in South Carolina’s opening night victory. Minaya scored 17 points and pulled down 11 boards, giving him the first double-double in his three year career. Elsewhere, Jair Bolden joined him in double figures with 14 points and collected eight rebounds. A.J. Lawson scored eight points in his debut and dished out four assists.
- Texas A&M Aggies 77, Northwestern State Demons 63: The Aggies started off right with a 14-point win over Northwestern State. Savion Flagg had the line of the night in the game, earning 22 points, seven boards, five assists, three blocks and two steals as he did a little bit of everything. Quenton Jackson and Jay Jay Chandler got into double figures as well, as Jackson scored 13 points while Chandler racked up 11. Despite a very shaky performance from 3-point land (4-for-15) the Aggies were still able to earn a double digit win.
- Missouri Tigers 82, Incarnate Word Cardinals 42: Jeremiah Tilmon dropped 16 & 7 en route to Mizzou’s 40-point drubbing of Incarnate Word. While the Cardinals’ Drew Lutz matched Tilmon’s point output, no one else on the team could quite match the firepower the Tigers brought to the table. Xavier Pinson scored 15 points, went 8-for-11 at the FT line and had five assists. Javon Pickett, meanwhile, scored 10 points and came away with eight rebounds. Freshman forward Kobe Brown finished just shy of double digits with nine points in his debut, while Mario McKinney Jr. scored seven in his first game as a Tiger.