AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference is moving its men’s basketball tournament championship game to Saturday night.
Last Saturday’s showdown on the Plains between Auburn and Georgia gave us a Hail Mary that will forever be replayed in the years ahead. While that game was finished up on South Carolina’s video board in Columbia, the Gamecocks had a tussle with the Florida Gators.
Week 8 in the SEC was one full of joy and despair, depending on what colors you don on Saturday afternoons in the fall. You saw the Vanderbilt Commodores beat the #15 Georgia Bulldogs in Nashville, something Vanderbilt head James Franklin needed to back up his words this off-season when he said he felt this was the year Vandy could take down one of the SEC East’s “Big 3″.
Week 7 in the SEC had a little bit of everything, blowouts like South Carolina’s 52-7 drubbing of Arkansas and Alabama’s 48-7 destruction of Kentucky but it also featured some close calls in Texas A&M’s 41-38 escape from Oxford and Mississippi State outlasting Bowling Green 21-20 but the biggest news Week 7 delivered was the upset Missouri captured in Athens against a hobbled Georgia team that busted the SEC East wide open.
Week 6 in the SEC wasn’t much to look forward to in terms of match-ups heading into the weekend but thanks to Butch Jones and Tennessee, the league made some headlines and gave us some fireworks.
The Week 5 SEC schedule featured a couple match-ups of ranked teams, one of which was a match-up of two SEC juggernauts in LSU and Georgia, while the other match-ups produced some results that were closer than many expected: