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SEC Hoops Roundup 1/5/2014

gfx-hoops-round-up1. Tennessee 98 – Tusculum 51. Video Highlights. Vols win their third straight.  Tennessee now 9-4 on the season.

2. Florida 67 -Richmond 68. Video Highlights. Gators trailed by as many as four points in second half but rally to win.  Florida now 11-2 on the season – won 23 straight at home.

3. Texas A&M 63 – UTPA 46. Video Highlights. Aggies pull away late for victory.  Texas A&M heads to SEC play with a record of 9-4. 

4. Missouri 69 – Long Beach State. Video Highlights. Tigers needed a 12-4 run to close out Long Beach State. Mizzou extends nation-best home winning streak to 26 games.

5. Alabama 64 – Robert Morris 56. Trevor Releford leads Alabama with 18 points. Crimson Tide improve to 6-7 on the season.

6. Auburn 81 – Florida A&M 50. Video Highlights. Chris Denson scores 17 of his 19 points in the second half.  Auburn improves to 8-3.

7. Dayton 83 – Ole Miss 80 (OT). Video Highlights. Dayton hits three-pointer at buzzer in overtime to beat the Rebels.  Ole Miss falls to 9-4 and 1-4 against teams with RPI in top 100.

8. Arkansas 104 – UTSA 71. Video Highlights. Razorbacks improve to 11-2 on the season.  Career-high 19 points for Bobby Portis.

9. Rhode Island 74 – LSU 70. Tigers fall to 9-3 after losing to scrappy Rhode Island team.  Rams entered the game at No. 227 in RPI.

10. Vanderbilt 79 – Northeastern 49. Video Highlights. Commodores largest margin of victory this season.  Vandy improves to 8-4 on the season.

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SEC Headlines – 3/6/12 Part One

1.  Florida just isn’t the same without Will Yeguete.

2.  Making matters worse, now Bradley Beal has sprained his ankle.

3.  Georgia’s departees showed their stuff for NFL scouts yesterday.

4.  Former Dawg Justin Houston now claims he never said it was time for Mark Richt to go.  (Then that was a helluva a quote for a professional journalist to make up out of thin air.)

5.  The Sporting News has named Kentucky’s Anthony Davis as its Player of the Year.  (He’ll be winning a lot of those honors in the weeks to come.)

6.  UK assistant Orlando Antigua could be up for the head coaching job at Rhode Island.

7.  This South Carolina writer wants Texas A&M as a permanent rival, not Arkansas.

8.  Jarnell Stokes has given Tennessee a big boost.

9.  And Trae Golden has become deadly at the charity stripe.

10.  James Franklin has added a Parade All-American kicker to what’s already being touted as Vanderbilt’s best signing class ever.

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SEC Headlines – 1/4/11 Part One

1.  A lot of tumblers fell into place to land Charlie Weis in Gainesville.

2.  This writer loves the Weis hire.

3.  Urban Meyer’s new role with Florida is still unclear.  (As we’ve stated, it would be best for Will Mushcamp if Meyer had no new role with Florida.)

4.  The Florida basketball team knocked out Rhode Island 84-59 last night.

5.  How many wins will it take to save Mark Richt’s job at Georgia?

6.  Unless they’re hired this offseason, get ready to hear the names Kirby Smart and Mike Leach connected to the UGA job for months to come.

7.  Pitt will have an interim head coach and two missing assistants when the Panthers face Kentucky in the BBVA Compass Bowl.

8.  The UK basketball team had to come back from a 12-point deficit to knock off Penn 86-62 last night.

9.  Some guys that Billy Gillispie brought to Lexington are coming up big for the Cats.

10.  John Calipari wants more intensity from Terrence Jones and more consistency from Brandon Knight.

11.  South Carolina AD Eric Hyman says he and Steve Spurrier “have talked about the possibility of extending his contract.”

12.  USC’s roundball team has gone from 5-1 to 8-4… as the Cocks’ schedule has toughened.

13.  Tennessee has unveiled its 2011 football schedule.  Gone is North Carolina, on is Buffalo.

14.  UT basketball players say they’re hurt and embarrassed by their recent nosedive.

15.  A Lane Kiffin automobile accident in 2009 is at the center of a new lawsuit in Knoxville.

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SEC Headlines – 1/3/11 Part Two

1.  Will Muschamp has just one spot still open on his staff.

2.  This writer wishes he could say he’ll miss Urban Meyer.

3.  Florida will try to avoid an upset when the Gator basketball team hosts Rhode Island tonight.

4.  Some once-loyal supporters of Mark Richt now have their doubts about his ability to change the culture in Athens.

5.  How angry are folks in Georgia?  Read this.

6.  This writer believes Georgia Tech is in better shape than Georgia.

7.  Joker Phillips liked the energy of his team’s Sunday bowl practice.

8.  John Calipari was happy with the Big Blue crowd that showed up for the Cats’ win in Louisville on Friday.

9.  UK’s Josh Harrellson and Brandon Knight won the SEC’s basketball awards for the week.

10.  South Carolina has more questions than answers heading into 2011.  (But they’re still likely to be the SEC East favorite next year.)

11.  Tennessee’s basketball team has lost four out of six and the big problem is “effort on defense.”

12.  Vandy was without two injured stars but still knocked off Davidson 80-52 yesterday.

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The Week Ahead – Providence

Alabama men’s basketball continues its series with Providence on Saturday, Dec. 11, when it travels to Rhode Island to face the Friars in the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.

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