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Anchor Drop, February 1, 2020: End the Losing Edition

Seriously, guys, let’s do this.

NCAA Basketball: Vanderbilt at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning.

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.)

Friday was a big day for tennis: the men beat Middle Tennessee, 4-1, and the women beat Northwestern, 5-2.

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.)

(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