As Kentucky is struggling to stay afloat, our other SEC foes are thriving.
This evening, the No. 7 Tennessee Volunteers knocked out the undefeated No. 1 Gonzaga Bulldogs by a final score of 76-73.
And they did it without star forward Grant Williams in the last three minutes (fouled out) and double-digit scorer Lamonte Turner the entire game (injury).
Our old pal Admiral Schofield led the way with a game-high 30 points and six rebounds, including the game-winner from deep:
No. 7 Tennessee takes down No. 1 Gonzaga, 76-73
Admiral Schofield with 30 points, 6 rebounds and the game-winner from 3 ?
— Def Pen Sports (@DefPenSports) December 9, 2018
When the new polls come out tomorrow, there’s a really good chance the Volunteers find themselves ranked in the top three.
In other SEC news, the No. 8-ranked Auburn Tigers defeated Dayton to move to 8-1 on the year, where they have already knocked off Washington, Xavier, and Arizona. Their only loss was by six points against Duke.
Oh, and former four-star forward Danjel Purifoy is now officially eligible and will suit up for the Tigers in a real game for the first time since March 8, 2017. So a team that possesses one of the top defenses in the nation will only get better here on out.
Meanwhile, Mississippi State is 8-1, LSU is 7-2, and Vanderbilt, Arkansas, and Ole Miss are all 6-2.
Calipari better kick it into overdrive to right this ship, because the schedule isn’t going to get any easier…