Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

NCAAB

Vanderbilt rolls past Georgia in SEC tournament opener

Vanderbilt rolls past Georgia in SEC tournament opener

Scotty Pippen Jr. led a balanced attack with 14 points and used a dominating first half to roll to an 86-51 victory over 14th-seeded in the first round of the SEC tournament on Wednesday in Tampa, Fla.

Jordan Wright finished with 11 points and a team-high seven rebounds for 11th-seeded Vanderbilt (16-15), which advanced to play sixth-seeded Alabama (19-12) in the second round on Thursday.

Myles Stute had 11 points and five rebounds for the Commodores, who held Georgia (6-26) to 14 first-half points en route to defeating the Bulldogs for the third time this season. Vanderbilt, which also got 10 points from Shane Dezonie, led by as many as 37 in the second half.

Braelen Bridges had 15 points and a game-high 11 rebounds for the Bulldogs, who ended the worst season in school history with their 26th loss, the most ever by an SEC team in a single season. Kario Oquendo scored 11 points for Georgia, which ended the season with 12 consecutive losses.

Vanderbilt held Georgia to 29.8 percent (14-for-47) shooting from the field, including 11.8 percent (2-for-17) from beyond the arc. The Commodores outrebounded the Bulldogs 43-31 and converted 15 Georgia turnovers into 20 points.

The Commodores led 9-8 with 12:11 left in the first half before going on a 26-6 run during which they held Georgia without a field goal. The Bulldogs missed their last 12 shots from the field.

Outside of Pippen’s 13 points on 6-for-11 shooting, the Commodores didn’t play very well in the first half offensively, shooting just 39.4 percent (13-for-33) from the field, including 25 percent (5-for-20) from 3-point range.

Georgia was abysmal in the first 20 minutes en route to posting its lowest first-half total of the season. The Bulldogs shot 18.2 percent (4-for-22) from the field, including 0-for-7 on 3-point attempts, and were 6-for-12 from the foul line.

Bridges scored a team-high seven first-half points, with Oquendo adding five and Christian Wright accounting for the other two.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

PlayAction Podcast

SGPN | The Propcast | Week 4 NFL Player Props

NFL

Munaf Manji (@SportsNerd824) & Rod Villagomez (@rjvillagomez) of @TheSGPNetwork offer 5 player props each for Week 4.

SGPN | NFL Week 4 Afternoon Games & SNF Betting Preview
SGPN | NFL Week 4 Afternoon Games & SNF Betting Preview

NFL

The @SGPNNFL Pod covers the Week 4 late games as @SportsNerd824 & @ReichelRadio break down all four, including Tampa Bay & Kansas City.

SGPN | NFL Week 4 Picks
SGPN | NFL Week 4 Picks

NFL

The @GamblingPodcast guys pick every week 4 NFL game against the spread, including two locks, a ML dog and a three-team teaser

JetNation | Zach to Return vs Steelers
JetNation | Zach to Return vs Steelers

NFL

This week, @JetNation hosts Dylan Tereman & Glenn Naughton break down the Bengals loss, the return of QB Zach Wilson & the Steelers game.

SGPN | Diehard Eagles | Jaguars-Eagles Predictions
SGPN | Diehard Eagles | Jaguars-Eagles Predictions

NFL

The @DiehardEagles52 guys talk Philly's win over Wentz & WAS, Hurts' domination, rising expectations, 2nd half struggles,& picks vs JAX

Inside Pack Sports Live | NC State-Clemson Preview
Inside Pack Sports Live | NC State-Clemson Preview

NCAAF

The @InsidePackSport staff looks at tonight's NC State-Clemson showdown, matchups on both sides of the ball, key players & much more!

Buckeye Huddle | Is Michigan Football On Upset Alert & More
Buckeye Huddle | Is Michigan Football On Upset Alert & More

NCAAF

Tony Gerdeman of @BuckeyeHuddle joins host Tom Orr to break down Michigan-Iowa and the rest of this week’s biggest college football games.

SGPN | College Football Experience | Navy-Air Force Preview
SGPN | College Football Experience | Navy-Air Force Preview

NCAAF

SGPN's @TCEonSGPN previews Navy & Air Force. @TheColbyD is joined by AFA specialist @Falcon8fan of @HistoryFalcon to break it down.

SGPN | College Football Experience | Washington-UCLA Preview
SGPN | College Football Experience | Washington-UCLA Preview

NCAAF

SGPN's @TCEonSGPN previews Friday's Washington-UCLA game. @TheColbyD & @Scott_Bowser discuss whether Chip Kelly and UCLA will move to 5-0.