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Anchor Drop, December 30, 2020: Commodores open SEC play

Vanderbilt hosts Florida tonight at Memorial Gym.

NCAA Basketball: Richmond at Vanderbilt Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning.

Optional Musical Accompaniment

The Vanderbilt Commodores’ men’s basketball team opens SEC play tonight at 8 PM CT against the Florida Gators, who will be without preseason SEC Player of the Year Keyontae Johnson (and I’m sure you’ve heard of the reason he’s out and I won’t recount it here.) Tonight’s game will be televised on ESPN2.

The Hustler has its SEC Basketball Power Rankings in which Vanderbilt isn’t last, but Tennessee is first. Boo. has a profile on women’s bowler Mabel Cummins.

The football team lost a couple more players to the transfer portal, this time James Bostic III and Jamauri Wakefield. Frankly, neither of these losses are unexpected — hell, Wakefield was a fifth-year senior.

SEC Basketball Schedule

Bad Gambling Advice: Yesterday: 1-1 ATS, 0-2 totals; Season to date: 24-30-1 ATS, 23-32 totals

Mississippi State at Georgia (6:00 PM CT, SEC Network): Georgia -2, Under 143

Arkansas at Auburn (6:00 PM CT, ESPN2): Auburn +3.5, Over 146.5

Tennessee at Missouri (8:00 PM CT, SEC Network): Tennessee -4, Under 133

Florida at Vanderbilt (8:00 PM CT, ESPN2): Vanderbilt +7, Under 141.5

Today’s Bowl Schedule

Duke’s Mayo Bowl: Wisconsin vs. Wake Forest (11:00 AM CT, ESPN)

Cotton Bowl: Oklahoma vs. Florida (7:00 PM CT, ESPN)

Consider this your open thread for the Duke’s Mayo Bowl.