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Anchor Drop, February 8, 2023: Tennessee, Round 2

Also: women’s golf wins a tournament.

NCAA Basketball: Mississippi at Vanderbilt George Walker IV-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning.

Optional Musical Accompaniment

Vanderbilt basketball will try to build on the momentum from Saturday’s win over Ole Miss when Tennessee comes to town tonight for a 6:00 PM CT tip on the SEC Network. Vanderbilt has lost eleven in a row to the Vols and is looking for their first win over their hated rival in the Jerry Stackhouse era. Still unknown is whether Jordan Wright, who left last week’s game at Alabama with concussion symptoms and missed the Ole Miss game on Saturday, will be available tonight to play in this lineup that for some reason has only played together 85 minutes all season:

Honestly, one of the great frustrations of this year is that when idiots on the internet like me could have told you before the season that Ezra Manjon, Tyrin Lawrence, Jordan Wright, Myles Stute, and Liam Robbins would be Vanderbilt’s starting lineup and should be Vanderbilt’s most effective group, and that lineup has posted a 126.7 Offensive Rating when it’s been on the floor — well, that’s not a great sign. That group has started together exactly twice, against Fresno State and VCU.

Stackhouse also talked about the game at yesterday’s press availability:

In other news, women’s golf saw the men’s team win a tournament and matched them, winning the FAU Paradise Invitational by 25 strokes over second-place Nebraska (yes, 25 strokes.) This is the squad’s second win of the season, having already won the Ron Moore Intercollegiate in October.

The SEC released the conference baseball TV schedule, and Vanderbilt will be televised ten times this season.

Bad Gambling Advice

Last night: 3-1 ATS, 2-2 totals; season to date: 111-113-5 ATS, 109-119 totals

  • Tennessee at Vanderbilt (6:00 PM CT, SEC Network): Vanderbilt +10, Over 134.5
  • LSU at Mississippi State (8:00 PM CT, SEC Network): Mississippi State -10, Under 126.5
  • Florida at Alabama (8:00 PM CT, ESPN2): Florida +9, Under 147.5

Sports on TV

All times Central. College basketball schedule here.

  • 6:30 PM: NBA: 76ers at Celtics (ESPN)
  • 7:30 PM: NHL: Wild at Stars (TNT)
  • 9:00 PM: NBA: Mavericks at Clippers (ESPN)


SEC Basketball: Texas A&M 83, Auburn 78 ... Ole Miss 78, Georgia 74 ... Missouri 83, South Carolina 74 ... Arkansas 88, Kentucky 73.

NBA: Knicks 102, Magic 98 ... Suns 116, Nets 112 ... Pelicans 116, Hawks 107 ... Grizzlies 104, Bulls 89 ... Nuggets 146, Timberwolves 112 ... Thunder 133, Lakers 130.

NHL: Penguins 2, Avalanche 1 ... Sharks 4, Lightning 3 ... Oilers 5, Red Wings 2 ... Islanders 4, Kraken 0 ... Golden Knights 5, Predators 1 ... Ducks 3, Blackhawks 2.