Here are a few stats from Vanderbilt’s 80-78 loss to Georgia last night: the Commodores held a lead for 35:38; Georgia led for 57 seconds. Vanderbilt attempted 25 free throws and made 17 of them; Georgia was 11-for-15. Vanderbilt got 20 points of 13 Georgia turnovers. And keep in mind, this all happened in a game in which Jon Jossell played 11 minutes, Isaiah Rice played five minutes, and Drew Weikert three.
Losses have been happening with considerable frequency over the last year and a half, at least if we exclude Vanderbilt baseball, but last night reached “are you freaking kidding me?” levels. Vanderbilt should have won this game. Instead, it’s another loss, and the program is now 1-31 in SEC play over the last two seasons.
Kumar Rocker was less dominant than the last time he pitched at Hawkins Field, but still more than good enough to secure a 9-3 win over Illinois-Chicago. Vanderbilt will conclude the series with the Flames today at 1:00 PM CT on the SEC Network+.
Lacrosse won its home opener, 13-12 over Lehigh in overtime.
Vanderbilt swimming wrapped up the SEC Championships yesterday.
Women’s basketball is back in action today in Knoxville at 11:00 AM CT on ESPN2.
And finally, in case you need a laugh:
Sources: Karl Dorrell has emerged as the favorite in the Colorado search. Numerous coaches involved in the job have been told they aren’t getting it. No deal done yet. But the Dolphins assistant and former UCLA head coach is trending as the top name.— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) February 22, 2020
SEC Baseball: Georgia 5, Santa Clara 4 (Game 1) ... Kentucky 21, Appalachian State 4 ... South Carolina 12, Northwestern 3 ... Ole Miss 9, Xavier 0 ... Arkansas 5, Gonzaga 0 ... UCF 7, Auburn 3 ... Mississippi State 7, Oregon State 4 ... Texas A&M 6, Army 5 ... Missouri 3, Utah 2 ... Tennessee 8, Houston 4 ... LSU 6, Eastern Kentucky 3 ... Georgia 6, Santa Clara 1 (Game 2) ... Florida 7, Miami 4.