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Anchor Drop, November 7, 2019: SEC Tournament Semifinals

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Oh, right: Vanderbilt basketball won a game! Hooray!

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Good morning.

Vanderbilt soccer takes on South Carolina tonight at 6:00 PM CT, in the semifinals of the SEC Tournament in Orange Beach, Alabama. Tonight’s match will be broadcast on the SEC Network.

You’ve probably already heard, but the Jerry Stackhouse era of Vanderbilt basketball opened with a win, 83-65 over Southeast Missouri State on Wednesday night. Aaron Nesmith led all scorers with 25 points and Saben Lee had 21. Clevon Brown also had a career high with 15 points. Nesmith and Lee are probably going to have to carry this team for now, but a win is a win.

In some football news, Ke’Shawn Vaughn, Kalija Lipscomb, and Jared Pinkney have all been invited to the Senior Bowl. I’m sure Vanderbilt has had three players in the Senior Bowl before, but it’s definitely been a while. Also, it looks like Vanderbilt is now on its third starting quarterback of the season with either Deuce Wallace or Allan Walters set to start at Florida.

A day after doing the women’s team, the Hustler has a roster preview of the men’s basketball team. They also published SEC basketball power rankings, where they rank 13th, but the team they ranked 14th isn’t actually an SEC team so I guess we’re last.

VandySports did a podcast with Norman Jordan.

Scoreboard

NBA: Pistons 122, Knicks 102 ... Pacers 121, Wizards 106 ... Rockets 129, Warriors 112 ... Bulls 113, Hawks 93 ... Raptors 124, Kings 120 ... Grizzlies 137, Timberwolves 121 ... Mavericks 107, Magic 106 ... Jazz 106, 76ers 104 ... Bucks 129, Clippers 124.

NHL: Rangers 5, Red Wings 1 ... Blues 5, Oilers 2.

SEC Basketball: South Carolina 77, North Alabama 55 ... Missouri 82, Incarnate Word 42 ... Texas A&M 77, Northwestern State 63.