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Anchor Drop, February 23, 2020: When you did everything except win the game

Is there anything else that could go wrong?

NCAA Basketball: Georgia at Vanderbilt Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning.

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:


SEC Basketball: Auburn 73, Tennessee 66 ... Arkansas 78, Missouri 68 ... Texas A&M 87, Mississippi State 75 ... Kentucky 65, Florida 59 ... LSU 86, South Carolina 80 ... Alabama 103, Ole Miss 78.

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.