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Anchor Drop, December 6, 2019: Women’s basketball wins

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Vanderbilt beat Tennessee Tech last night.

NCAA Womens Basketball: Tennessee at Vanderbilt Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning.

Vanderbilt women’s basketball beat Tennessee Tech by a 75-61 score last night, improving to 6-3 on the season. They’ll have a chance to match last season’s win total next Sunday against Eastern Kentucky.

Here’s Betsy Goodfriend at the Hustler on Nicki Gross, whose title is “the special assistant to the head coach,” and who is the rare female assistant on a men’s college basketball team.

Pat Forde talks about how it would be good for Utah to make the Playoff, in opposition to Paul Finebaum, who says that no one wants to see that. (This all feels like a work.) I agree with Pat’s general premise, but wouldn’t it be better for the sport for a Vanderbilt or Northwestern or Oregon State to make the Playoff?

Oh yeah, speaking of Utah, they’re playing Oregon tonight at 7 PM on ABC in the Pac-12 Championship. There, there’s your open thread.

Anyway, as far as Vanderbilt football goes right now: it could be worse. We could be Missourah.

Bad Gambling Advice

Yesterday: 1-1 ATS, 2-0 totals; Season to date: 38-36-1 ATS, 49-25-1 totals

Stephen F. Austin at Alabama (7:00 PM CT, SEC Network+): Stephen F. Austin +10.5, Over 160

Scoreboard

SEC Basketball: Louisiana Tech 74, Mississippi State 67 ... Auburn 81, Furman 78.

NFL: Bears 31, Cowboys 24.

NBA: Wizards 119, 76ers 113 ... Rockets 119, Raptors 109 ... Nuggets 129, Knicks 92 ... Suns 139, Pelicans 132.

NHL: Blackhawks 4, Bruins 3 ... Avalanche 3, Canadiens 2 ... Wild 5, Lightning 4 ... Islanders 3, Golden Knights 2 ... Coyotes 3, Flyers 1 ... Hurricanes 3, Sharks 2 ... Rangers 3, Blue Jackets 2 ... Stars 3, Jets 2 ... Flames 4, Sabres 3.