On Tuesday eight SEC teams hit the hardwood. Georgia took on LSU, Vanderbilt took on Mississippi State, Ole Miss took on Texas A&M, and No.18 Kentucky played South Carolina.
Georgia defeats LSU
It was a close one between the Georgia Bulldogs and the LSU Tigers. The Bulldogs defeated the Tigers with a final score of 61-60. The second half effort of Georgia led them to the win. With almost a minute left in the game. Georgia freshman Teshaun Hightower sped to the basket but was then fouled. Georgia had the ball and added 4 points with a free throw and a three-pointer from Juwan Parker.
LSU’s Duop Reath’s jumper extended the Tiger’s lead by one for a score of 59-60. But Georgia, came back on top when Georgia’s Yante Maten made a layup that sealed the game for the Bulldogs 61-60.
Maten led the Bulldogs to victory, contributing 21 points and 12 rebounds. Parker flirted with a double-double with 9 points and 8 rebounds.
LSU was led by guard Brandon Sampson. The junior added 17 points and three rebounds. Reath, the forward added 12 points with 3 rebounds.
Up next the Tigers will take on the Vanderbilt Commodores on Saturday in Nashville.
The next task for the Bulldogs will be a road test against the Auburn Tigers at 7 p.m.
— Georgia Basketball (@UGABasketball) January 17, 2018
Mississippi State defeats Vanderbilt
The Mississippi State Bulldogs dominated Vanderbilt with a final score of 80-62. The Bulldogs were led by Quinndary Weatherspoon. The junior forward led the Bulldogs with 19 points. Aric Holman contributed a double-double with 18 points and 14 rebounds. Another thing that helped the Bulldogs was their shooting, they shot 48.4% from the field as a team. MSU also ended their three-game losing streak and are now 2-3 in the SEC and 14-4 overall.
The Commodores were led by Ejike Obinna who added 14 points 4 rebounds while Vandy’s Jeff Roberson added 10 points.
— MSU Men’s Basketball (@HailStateMBK) January 17, 2018
Up next Vanderbilt will take on the LSU and Mississippi State will travel to Tuscaloosa to take on Alabama.
Texas A&M defeats Ole Miss
The Aggies defeated the Ole Miss Rebels with a final score 71-69. TAMU’s Tyler Davis scored 20 points to help with the first victory of the season in the SEC. With 22.7 seconds left Ole Miss’s Breein Tyree missed a 3 point attempt and the Aggies kept their 71-69 lead for the rest of the game. The Rebels were led by Bruce Stevens who added 20 points and 9 rebounds while Tyree added with 11 points and 5 rebounds. Up next Ole Miss will take on Arkansas, while Texas A&M will take on Missouri. Both games tip off on Saturday
Recapping the W.
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— Texas A&M Basketball (@aggiembk) January 17, 2018
South Carolina upsets No.18 Kentucky
These two teams last year had a big presence in the NCAA tournament, with Kentucky making it to the Elite Eight and South Carolina making it all the way to the Final Four.
South Carolina’s Chris Silva matched his career high with 27 points, he also added eight rebounds. The Gamecocks came back from 14 points behind in the second half to top No.18 Kentucky 76-68 on Tuesday. Out of those 14 points, 12 of them belonged to Silva. The Gamecocks broke a four-game losing streak to the Wildcats. The young Wildcats only were able to get three points over the last six minutes.
While Silva led the team in scoring, Frank Booker made a big contribution with 18 points, and Maik Kotsar added 12 with six rebounds.
Kentucky was led by freshman Kevin Knox with 21 points and eight rebounds and Nick Richards followed with 12 points and four rebounds.
Up next the Kentucky Wildcats will take on the Florida Gators at home, while the South Carolina Gamecocks will take on the 21st ranked Tennessee Vols with both games being on Saturday.
— Gamecock MBB (@GamecockMBB) January 17, 2018
• Tied career-high with 27 Pts
• Led South Carolina to 76-68 upset over No. 18 Kentucky
• And a @FrankMartin_SC photobomb
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) January 17, 2018