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Anchor Drop, November 6, 2019: The Stackhouse Era Begins

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Vanderbilt basketball opens the 2019-20 season tonight.

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Good morning.

Tonight begins the Jerry Stackhouse era at Vanderbilt. Vanderbilt opens the 2019-20 season at 7:00 PM, hosting the Southeast Missouri State Indians RedHawks at Memorial Gym. Tonight’s game can be seen on the SEC Network+.

Women’s basketball won its season opener over Jacksonville State, 88-66.

Vanderbilt soccer advanced to the semifinals of the SEC Tournament with a 2-1 win over Alabama on Tuesday. The Commodores will face South Carolina at 6:00 PM CT on Thursday.

Women’s tennis senior Christina Rosca and sophomore Georgia Drummy will compete in the ITA Nationals in California starting today.

The Hustler had an in-depth preview of the women’s basketball roster.

New podcasts from VandySports, the Tennessean, and Max Herz.

Derek Mason said yesterday that he doesn’t expect either Mo Hasan or Riley Neal to play at Florida on Saturday. Meanwhile, former Vanderbilt basketball coach Bryce Drew will be an analyst for ESPN this season because fucking of course he will:

Off the West End

In “no shit” news of the day, Bob Stoops is not a candidate for the Florida State job. For whatever reason, some people seem to want to believe that he’s an actual candidate for any college head coaching job.

Ohio State is ranked number one in the initial College Football Playoff rankings, which everybody totally believes and that is not controversial at all.

Bad Gambling Advice

Yesterday: 9-7 overall, 4-4 ATS, 5-3 totals

North Alabama at South Carolina (6:00 PM, SEC Network+): South Carolina -20, Under 145.5

Incarnate Word at Missouri (7:00 PM, SEC Network+): Missouri -28, Under 135.5

Northwestern State at Texas A&M (7:00 PM, SEC Network+): Northwestern State +27.5, Over 143

SE Missouri State at Vanderbilt (7:00 PM, SEC Network+): Vanderbilt -14, Over 146.5

Scoreboard

NBA: Celtics 119, Cavaliers 113 ... Hornets 122, Pacers 120 ... Hawks 108, Spurs 100 ... Thunder 102, Magic 94 ... Lakers 118, Bulls 112 ... Nuggets 109, Heat 89.

NHL: Islanders 4, Senators 1 ... Flyers 4, Hurricanes 1 ... Golden Knights 2, Blue Jackets 1 ... Canadiens 5, Bruins 4 ... Maple Leafs 3, Kings 1 ... Devils 2, Jets 1 ... Stars 4, Avalanche 1 ... Flames 4, Coyotes 3 ... Blues 2, Canucks 1 ... Wild 4, Ducks 2 ... Sharks 4, Blackhawks 2.

SEC Basketball: Florida 74, North Florida 59 ... Georgia 91, Western Carolina 72 ... Tennessee 78, UNC Asheville 63 ... Penn 81, Alabama 80 ... Arkansas 91, Rice 43 ... Mississippi State 77, FIU 69 ... Auburn 83, Georgia Southern 74 ... Kentucky 69, Michigan State 62.