All right. Now that Vanderbilt holds the all-time record for the longest losing streak in SEC games following its 25th consecutive loss, but one that was a bona fide moral victory, it’s time to switch to delusional optimism. Tonight at 7:30 PM CT at Memorial Gym, Vanderbilt hosts the Florida Gators. Florida is reeling a bit, having lost three in a row (let’s just ignore that those came against LSU, Baylor, and Mississippi State), and Alligator Army posted a Friday Forum titled “Are the calls for Florida to fire Mike White fair?”
So, let’s see what Florida fans say if they lose to Vanderbilt! Why the hell not? Let’s do this!
(But seriously, Vanderbilt is a 12-point underdog, because of course it is. The game will be televised on the SEC Network.)
An addition to the football coaching staff that we missed yesterday: Aaron Henry, formerly of North Carolina State, will be Vanderbilt’s new cornerbacks coach.
Vanderbilt women’s basketball prepares for the stretch run.
Baseball will be back soon, and here’s a preview of the Vanderbilt pitching staff.
No article on yesterday’s bowling... so, here’s the recap from the bowling team’s Twitter. (They’ll resume the Prairie View A&M Invitational today.)
Dores take the match 1098-951 over sam Houston. Now playing Arkansas State.— Vanderbilt Bowling (@VandyBowling) January 31, 2020
Dores drop match 2 to Arkansas State 963-911. Too many mistakes and never really got comfortable.— Vanderbilt Bowling (@VandyBowling) January 31, 2020
Dores lose to NCAT by 11 210-206 last game 987-976 overall.— Vanderbilt Bowling (@VandyBowling) January 31, 2020
Dores lose match 5 to SFA. 2-3 on the day 4th in pinfall. Consistent issue this season is W/L record on Friday. Need to compete the whole tournament like it’s Saturday and Sunday.— Vanderbilt Bowling (@VandyBowling) February 1, 2020
(Pinman disapproves of this.)
And finally, that agent who served as a confidential informant in the FBI’s case against college basketball? Yeah, he’s cooperating with the NCAA, too.
Bad Gambling Advice
Ole Miss at LSU (11:00 AM CT, ESPN2): Ole Miss +12, Under 148
Texas A&M at Georgia (12:00 PM CT, SEC Network): Texas A&M +6.5, Over 134.5
Tennessee at Mississippi State (1:00 PM CT, ESPNU): Mississippi State -6.5, Over 128.5
Missouri at South Carolina (2:30 PM CT, SEC Network): South Carolina -5.5, Over 138.5
Kentucky at Auburn (5:00 PM CT, ESPN): Kentucky +2.5, Under 142
Arkansas at Alabama (5:00 PM CT, SEC Network): Arkansas +3.5, Over 154
Florida at Vanderbilt (7:30 PM CT, SEC Network): Vanderbilt +12, Over 141.5