Wednesday, January 9, 2008

And we're off...

The Gators made a nice comeback last night and Alabama managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory last night. Despite a career night from Alonzo Gee, the Tide's turnovers and poor FT shooting led to another disappointing loss.

Here's how the rest of the mid-week games will go...

*Mississippi State @ LSU
While road wins are typically hard to come by, any wins will be hard for LSU now that conference season has started up. According to HC Brady, they’re having trouble “finding 10 guys to practice with.” Jamont Gordon should have a big game in this one and the Bulldogs pick up the win.

*South Carolina @ Vanderbilt
The Commodores survived the non-conference schedule unscathed. Unless their minds are already in Lexington for Saturday’s game against Kentucky, no way Shan Foster and A.J. Ogilsvy let the Gamecocks steal this win. Devan Downey plays well for USC, but Vanderbilt wins fairly comfortably.

*Ole Miss @ Tennessee
When the schedule was released, no one foresaw this as a potential SEC Game of the Year, with just one loss between the two teams. The Rebels have been the surprise of the conference, but their young guards have never been to an environment as big, loud, and hostile as Knoxville. It’ll be a great learning experience for them, but Tennessee’s pressure D will their undoing. The Vols win this one.

*Arkansas @ Auburn
If the Tigers are going to have a successful conference season, they’ll have to win their home games, even without All-SEC F Korvotney Barber. These are two of the league’s most experienced teams, but the Hogs bring more talent and firepower to the floor. The Hogs will win a hard-fought battle and pick up an early, critical road win.

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