While the Gator men’s basketball team now leads the SEC, other teams in the conference will fight to improve their rankings tonight and get back on track.
After dropping three of their last four games, the Ole Miss Rebels will travel to College Station to face Texas A&M in hopes of securing a win. The competitive match up includes a face off between A&M’s guard and leading scorer Elston Turner, averaging over 15 points per game, and Rebel Marshall Henderson who averages almost 20 points per game. The Aggies have lost six of their last eight games, and this is their only home game before going on the road to Vandy and Auburn. Ole Miss head coach Andy Kennedy though said that his team is focused only on the game in front of them.
Also in play tonight, Vanderbilt will host the Volunteers in Nashville, with Tennessee coming off their first road win of the season against South Carolina. Tennessee’s Jarnell Stokes helped the team to the 66-61 win with a double-double (20 points, 10 rebounds), while Jordan McRae and Skylar McBee each contributed with clutch 3s. The Commodores are also going into tonight’s game off a win over Arkansas on Saturday, where junior forward Rod Odom led with 15 points. Tennessee has won the last two meetings with Vandy, but Commodore head coach Kevin Stallings believes his team has a come a long way this season.
Also tonight Missouri faces Mississippi State.