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SEC Hoops Roundup 11/16/2013

gfx-hoops-round-up1. Georgia Tech 80 Georgia 71. Bulldogs drop third straight to Tech despite  career-high 24 points from sophomore guard Charles Mann.

2. Vanderbilt 80 – Lipscomb 69. 279th career win at Vandy for coach Kevin Stallings – he’s now the school’s all-timewinningest coach.

3. Northwestern State 111 – Auburn 92. The Demons score 72 second-half points after Auburn led by as many as 14 in the first half.

4. Texas A&M 68 – Rice 65. The Aggies made only 3-of-18 three-point shots Friday night but the last one was a game winner.

5. Dorian Finney-Smith has been reinstated at Florida but Damontre Harris is currently ” off the team.” Gators play Arkansas-Little Rock today.

6. Missouri plays Hawaii today in a return to Kansas City for the first time since winning the Big 12 Tournament championship.

7. After beating Auburn, Northwestern State faces LSU tonight.

8. Ole Miss faces Coastal Carolina and welcomes back Marshall Henderson.

9. Tennessee faces South Carolina Upstate tonight. ($)

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SEC Hoops Today – 11/15/13

basketballsFive SEC hoops squads are in action tonight…


Georgia Tech at Georgia — 7:00pm ET

UL-Lafayette at Arkansas — 8:00pm ET

Lipscomb at Vanderbilt — 8:00pm ET

Northwestern State at Auburn — 8:00pm ET

Rice at Texas A&M — 9:00pm ET on FSN

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SEC Hoops Roundup: Alabama, Mississippi State Get Wins

gfx-hoops-round-upAlabama 76 – Texas Tech 64. Trevor Releford scores 29 points on 11-of-14 shooting.

Mississippi State 78 – Kennesaw State 55. Bulldogs go to 2-0 on the season for the first time since 2010-2011 season.  Game-high 17 points for Fred Thomas.

Weekend Hoops Schedule:

Friday Night

Georgia Tech at Georgia

UL-Lafayette at Arkansas

Lipscomb at Vanderbilt

Northwestern State at Auburn

Rice at Texas A&M


UALR at Florida

Missouri vs Hawaii (Kansas City)

Ole Miss at Coastal Carolina

USC Upstate at Tennessee

Northwestern State at LSU


South Carolina at Clemson

Robert Morris at Kentucky


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SEC Headlines 5/9/2013

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1. Kentucky defensive back Ashely Lowery, injured in a car wreck over the weekend, is out of ICU and in a regular hospital room. Could be leaving soon. “We’re hoping by the end of the week.”

2. Seth Emerson imagines a nine-game SEC schedule for Georgia where the Bulldogs have only five games in Athens.  ”That would be hard for UGA to stomach.”

3. Mike Bianchi on Florida coach Will Muschamp: “Does Gator Nation realize how much in demand Muschamp is – and will be?”

4. Muschamp on Twitter – why do they call it a hashtag?

5. Kevin Sumlin on expectations for his A&M team.  ”This is a team that didn’t play in a BCS game. It’s a good place to start, but it’s not a good place to end.”

6. Dan Mullen on expectations at Mississippi State. “Eight wins is kind of a baseline for us…”

7. No tight end or primary H-back has caught more than 24 passes with Gus Malzahn as coach.

8. Ole Miss depth chart released – only members of top-10 recruiting class to show up are those already enrolled.

9. Former Arkansas quarterback Brandon Mitchell reportedly considering five schools -   South Florida, NC State, UAB, Louisiana Tech and Northwestern State. Some other schools being mentioned.

10. Tennessee defensive back Daniel Gray is transferring.

11. Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham on Vanderbilt: “They compete and they’re very competitive.”

12. With the North Carolina game set for 2015 in Charlotte – here’s a look at South Carolina’s non-conference schedule for the next three seasons.

13. Opening weekend of the 2013 college football season features both South Carolina/North Carolina and Ole Miss/Vanderbilt on ESPN Thursday night.

14. ESPN’s Chris Low ranks the top 20 SEC prospects for the 2014 NFL draft.

SEC Athletic Department Revenues – (our breakdown from yesterday)

15. Alabama’s athletic department has now generated $100 million + in revenue for five straight years.

16. Auburn cracked the top 10 nationally – school record $105.9 million in 2012.

17. Not included in the numbers for Ole Miss - $11 million in contributions held at the Ole Miss Athletics Foundation.  School will change the way it reports next year.

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18. Father of Trae Golden disputes notion of academic problems at Tennessee for his son – calls reports “totally inaccurate.”

19. Incoming freshman Darius Thompson expected to get first crack at replacing Golden.  Coach Cuonzo Martin:  ”We feel great about him.” Jordan McRae invited to Kevin Durant Skills Academy.

20. Making the case for a practice facility at Arkansas.

21. Georgia assistant coach Kwanza Johnson still weighing possible move to TCU.

22. Missouri will play in the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational in November.


23. NCAA Study: Gambling among men who play Division I sports fell from 58 percent to 50 percent from 2008 to 2012.

24. Claim: The players in those college football video games?  Oh, they’re real (and spectacular).

25. Does Tim Tebow have a future as a baseball player?

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Wow Headlines Saturday 3/23

SEC In The NCAA Tournament
Ole Miss will play LaSalle Sunday….Florida plays Minnesota
Alabama 66, Stanford 54 in Saturday NIT Action
Three Alabama reserves are no longer on the Crimson Tide football team as Nick Saban whittles his roster down to the 85-man scholarship limit
LSU held its first spring scrimmage Saturday
Georgia QB Aaron Murray reported for spring practice eight pounds lighter than he weighed last season
Ole Miss AD Ross Bjork has been given a raise and a contract extension after his first year on the job
Ole Miss will spend $6 million on architects to design a new 10,000-seat basketball arena to replace the Tad Smith Coliseum

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SEC Hoops: Missouri Bounced From NCAA Tourney

basketballsColorado State 84 — Missouri 72

1.  The Rams manhandled the Tigers, never allowing Mizzou to get within three points in the last 36 minutes of basketball.

2.  “The reality is that (Frank) Haith did a nice job of acquiring players to fill a depleted roster, but he did a poor job of turning that talent into a team that played with intelligence and toughness.”

3.  Last night’s lackluster curtain-dropper was a fitting finish to the Tigers’ season.


SEC Hoops today/NCAA Tournament

Ole Miss vs Wisconsin (12:40pm ET) and Florida vs Northwestern State (7:27pm ET)

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WOW Headlines – 3/22/13

Missouri fell 84-72 to Colorado State in its opening game of the NCAA Tournament
In postseason play the SEC is now 1-3 in NCAA and NIT action this year
Three Alabama reserves are no longer on the Crimson Tide football team as Nick Saban whittles his roster down to the 85-man scholarship limit
LSU will hold its first spring scrimmage tomorrow
Georgia QB Aaron Murray reported for spring practice eight pounds lighter than he weighed last season
Ole Miss AD Ross Bjork has been given a raise and a contract extension after his first year on the job
Ole Miss will spend $6 million on architects to design a new 10,000-seat basketball arena to replace the Tad Smith Coliseum
Today’s SEC action in the NCAA Tournament: Ole Miss vs Wisconsin at 12:40pm ET and Florida vs Northwestern State at 7:27pm ET

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Louisville Tops Kentucky, Freshman Sparks Tennessee To Victory, Auburn’s Upset Bid Falls Short, SEC Goes 6-3 In Saturday Hoops



Sunday Wow Headlines 12/30/2012

Saturday SEC Basketball
Louisville 80 – Kentucky 77
Tennessee 51 – Xavier 47
South Carolina 76 – Presbyterian 60
Illinois 81 – Auburn 79
Georgia 82 – Florida A&M 73
Florida 78 – Air Force 61
Texas A&M 61 – Army 55
Butler 68 – Vanderbilt 49
Arkansas 79 – Northwestern State 61

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Game Projection For Thursday 9/15/11

There’s one SEC game on the Thursday night schedule and it figures to be a dandy.  LSU will enter Scott Field owning an 11-game win streak against Mississippi State.  In fact, LSU has won 18 of its last 19 against MSU.  But in their last trip to Starkville, the Tigers needed a last-minute goal line stop to secure a victory over Dan Mullen’s first Bulldog squad, 30-26.  This one should a barnburner, too.

LSU at Mississippi State

8:00pm ET on ESPN

Why It Matters:  An MSU win would put the Bulldogs right back into the thick of the SEC West race and put a dent in LSU’s BCS title hopes.  An LSU win would further help solidify Jarrett Lee as a bankable starter and it would throw some more cold water on Mullen’s rebuilding project.

What Vegas Says:  LSU by 3.5

What We Say:  Starkville will be a madhouse.  Knowing that LSU is one of the SEC’s most vocal anti-cowbell schools, Dog fans will be sure to do a whole lotta ringing tonight.  LSU’s Lee-led offense put 40 points on Oregon two weeks ago, but that was with the benefit of four Duck turnovers.  If MSU doesn’t wet the bed early — as it did against Auburn last week — and it can get off to a hot start, Lee might have a hard time leading the Tigers back in a hostile environment.  But remember… while MSU was battling to the final second with Auburn last week, LSU was resting its starters against pushover Northwestern State.  LSU is more likely to have leg strength late than MSU.

Prediction:  MSU 24, LSU 23

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MSU no longer happy with being competitive

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No. 3 LSU’s keys to victory against No. 25 Mississippi State

Short week, Miss. St. test LSU tonight

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