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Anchor Drop, February 28, 2020: Big weekend for sports

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All right, let’s talk about the actual Vanderbilt sports teams, for a change.

Hail Pinman. Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for Professional Bowlers Association

Good morning.

All right, fine, we’ll talk about the actual Vanderbilt sports teams this morning, and it starts with the Vanderbilt bowling team, because Pinman demands that we start with the Vanderbilt bowling team. (What, you thought we’d start with baseball? Then, you do not know us.) Pinman’s charges head to Trenton, New Jersey, to participate in the Hawk Flight Invite (hosted by Monmouth) this weekend. The action starts at 9:55 AM CT, and as per usual you can watch on the bowling team’s YouTube channel.

Baseball opens a three-game weekend series against Hawaii today at The Hawk; game time is set for 4:30 PM CT, weather permitting, with the game streaming on the SEC Network+.

Men’s and women’s tennis both open SEC play today, both against LSU. The men are in Baton Rouge for a 5:00 PM CT match, while the women are at the Currey Tennis Center at 4.

Women’s basketball fell apart late in a 61-55 loss at LSU, their fifth straight loss dropping their record to 13-15 overall and 3-12 in the SEC. They’ll close the season at home against Kentucky on Sunday.

Tim Corbin has been selected as a 2020 inductee into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, and the only surprise here is that he wasn’t there already.

Now, if you really do want more of the palace intrigue surrounding Vanderbilt athletics, that’s Chris Lee’s podcast, once again with George Plaster. On the other side, Bringing the Vanderbilt Way to Life, written by interim Chancellor Susan Wente.

Scoreboard

SEC Women’s Basketball: South Carolina 100, Florida 67 ... Kentucky 88, Georgia 77 ... Tennessee 77, Ole Miss 66 ... Alabama 76, Texas A&M 63 ... Auburn 95, Missouri 82 ... Mississippi State 92, Arkansas 83.

NBA: 76ers 115, Knicks 106 ... Pacers 106, Trail Blazers 100 ... Thunder 112, Kings 108 ... Lakers 116, Warriors 86.

NHL: Rangers 5, Canadiens 2 ... Blackhawks 5, Lightning 2 ... Maple Leafs 5, Panthers 3 ... Bruins 4, Stars 3 ... Senators 5, Canucks 2 ... Wild 7, Red Wings 1 ... Blues 3, Islanders 2 ... Predators 4, Flames 3 ... Jets 3, Capitals 0 ... Sharks 3, Devils 2.