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Ole Miss-Saint Louis: Game time, schedule, how to watch online (June 1, 2018)

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The Ole Miss baseball team takes on Saint Louis in the first game of the NCAA Baseball Tournament. Below you can find information on the game time, schedule and how to watch the game online.

Ole Miss is the No. 4 overall seed and won the SEC Tournament last week. The other two teams in the Oxford Regional are Tennessee Tech and Missouri State.

Ole Miss-Saint Louis: Game Time

The Ole Miss Baseball-Saint Louis game starts at 7:30 p.m. ET. The game will be played at Swayze Field in Oxford, Miss.

Ole Miss-Saint Louis: TV

The Ole Miss Baseball-Saint Louis game will be broadcast on the SEC Network.

Tennessee Tech-Missouri State: Schedule

The Ole Miss Baseball game will follow the Tennessee Tech-Missouri State game, which starts at 3 p.m. on Friday. If Ole Miss wins, the Rebels will play at 7 p.m. on Saturday. If Ole Miss loses it will play at 1 p.m.

Below is the full schedule for the Oxford Regional.

Oxford Regional

Game 1: No. 4 Ole Miss vs. St. Louis  | Friday June, 1  | 7:30 p.m.  | SEC Network
Game 2: Missouri State vs. Tennessee Tech| Friday, June 1  | 3 p.m. |  WatchESPN
Game 3: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |1:00 p.m.
Game 4: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |7:00 p.m.
Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 | Sunday , June 3  |2:00 p.m.
Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5 | Sunday , June 3  |6:00 p.m.
Game 7(*if necessary) | Monday , June 4  |7:00 p.m.

Ole Miss-Saint Louis: How to watch online

The Ole Miss vs. Saint Louis game can be live streamed on WatchESPN.

Ole Miss Baseball Preview

Ole Miss enters the NCAA Baseball Tournament as the No. 4 overall seed. The Rebels dropped their first game of the SEC Tournament to Auburn, but rallied to beat Georgia, Auburn, Texas A&M and LSU on the way to winning to the conference tournament title.

The Rebels enter the NCAA Tournament with a 46-15 record. Also in the region is Tennessee Tech (46-9), Missouri State (39-15) and Ole Miss’ Friday opponent, Saint Louis (38-18).  The Billikens enter as the champions of the Atlantic 10.  Ole Miss enters having won 11 of its final 13 games.

Ole Miss is one of 10 SEC teams in the tournament. Ole Miss is also one of the four SEC teams that are hosting a regional and have the potential to host a Super Regional. The other three are Florida, Arkansas and Georgia. The winner of the Oxford Regional will meet the winner of the Austin Regional, which has Texas, Indiana, Texas A&M and Texas Southern.

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Vanderbilt Baseball-Mississippi State: Game time, TV channel, how to watch online for Friday game (June 8, 2018)

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The 2018 NCAA Baseball Tournament continues on Friday, June 8 as Mississippi State takes on Vanderbilt in one of the Super Regionals. Below you can find live updates and score information.

The winner of this series will advance to the College World Series. This series is one of three All-SEC Super Regionals.

Vanderbilt Baseball-Mississippi State : Game Time

The Mississippi State baseball-Vanderbilt game will begin at 8 p.m. ET. The game will be played in Nashville.

Vanderbilt Baseball-Mississippi State: TV Channel

The Mississippi State baseball-Vanderbilt game will be broadcast on ESPN2.

Vanderbilt Baseball-Mississippi State : How to watch online

The Mississippi State baseball-Vanderbilt game can be live-streamed using the WatchESPN app.

Vanderbilt Baseball-Mississippi State: Schedule

Below is the schedule for the Mississippi State Baseball-Vanderbilt schedule for the weekend series. The game will be played Friday through Sunday.

Nashville Super Regional

Game 1: Mississippi State at Vanderbilt | Friday, June 8 | 8 p.m. | ESPN2
Game 2: Mississippi State at Vanderbilt | Saturday, June 9 | 9:30 p.m. | ESPN
Game 3:(*if necessary) Mississippi State at Vanderbilt | Sunday, June 10 | 6 p.m. | ESPN2

Vanderbilt Baseball-Mississippi State: Preview

Neither team hosted a regional, but that didn’t stop either team from being one of the six SEC teams to advance to the super regionals. Mississippi State was one out from elimination after losing the first game 20-10 to Oklahoma. Trailing regional host Florida State 2-0 in the top of the ninth. Then Elijah MacNamee hit a 3-run home run to give the Bulldogs a stunning 3-2 victory. The Bulldogs then squeaked by Samford and beat Oklahoma twice to claim the regional.

Vanderbilt meanwhile had none of the problems that Mississippi State did, as the Commodores did not drop a game in the Clemson Regional. In the clinching game of the regional, Vanderbilt smashed Clemson 19-6.

These two teams did meet for a series during the regular season but it took place in Starkville, Miss. The Commodores dominated that series as Vanderbilt won all three games and outscored the Bulldogs 19-4 over the course of the series. Vanderbilt will enter the series with an extra day of rest, as Mississippi State had to play on Monday.

Below you can find the full results of the two regoinals that Mississippi State and Vanderbilt played in. The other two all-SEC super regionals are Florida-Auburn and Arkansas-South Carolina.

Tallahassee Regional

Game 1: Oklahoma 20, Mississippi State 10 | FINAL | Box score
Game 2: Samford 7, No. 7 Florida State 6  | FINAL  | Box score
Game 3: Mississippi State 3, Florida State 2 | FINAL | Box score  | Florida State eliminated
Game 4: Oklahoma 4, Samford 0 |FINAL | Box score
Game 5: Mississippi State 9, Samford 8 |FINAL  | Box score  | Samford eliminated.
Game 6: Mississippi State 13, Oklahoma 5 | FINAL | Box score
Game 7: Mississippi State 8, Oklahoma 1 | FINAL |Box score  | Mississippi State advances to Super Regional | Oklahoma eliminated.

Clemson Regional

Game 1: Vanderbilt 2, St. John’s 0 | FINAL | Box score
Game 2: Clemson 4, Morehead State 3  | FINAL | Box score
Game 3: St John’s 11, Morehead State 5 | FINAL  | Box score  |  Morehead State eliminated
Game 4: Vanderbilt 4, Clemson 3  | FINAL | Box score
Game 5: Clemson 9 , St John’s 8 | FINAL |Box score |  St. John’s eliminated
Game 6: Vanderbilt 19, Clemson 6 | FINAL | Box score| Vanderbilt advances to Super Regional | Clemson eliminated

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Mississippi State Baseball-Vanderbilt: Game Time, TV Channel, how to watch online for Friday game (June 8, 2018)

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The 2018 NCAA Baseball Tournament continues on Friday, June 8 as Mississippi State takes on Vanderbilt in one of the Super Regionals. Below you can find game time, TV Channel and online stream information.

The winner of this series will advance to the College World Series. This series is one of three All-SEC Super Regionals.

Mississippi State Baseball-Vanderbilt: Game Time

The Mississippi State baseball-Vanderbilt game will begin at 8 p.m. ET. The game will be played in Nashville.

Mississippi State Baseball-Vanderbilt: TV Channel

The Mississippi State baseball-Vanderbilt game will be broadcast on ESPN2.

Mississippi State Baseball-Vanderbilt: How to watch online

The Mississippi State baseball-Vanderbilt game can be live-streamed using the WatchESPN app.

Mississippi State Baseball-Vanderbilt: Schedule

Below is the schedule for the Mississippi State Baseball-Vanderbilt schedule for the weekend series. The game will be played Friday through Sunday.

Nashville Super Regional

Game 1: Mississippi State at Vanderbilt | Friday, June 8 | 8 p.m. | ESPN2
Game 2: Mississippi State at Vanderbilt | Saturday, June 9 | 9:30 p.m. | ESPN
Game 3:(*if necessary) Mississippi State at Vanderbilt | Sunday, June 10 | 6 p.m. | ESPN2

Mississippi State Baseball-Vanderbilt: Preview

Neither team hosted a regional, but that didn’t stop either team from being one of the six SEC teams to advance to the super regionals. Mississippi State was one out from elimination after losing the first game 20-10 to Oklahoma. Trailing regional host Florida State 2-0 in the top of the ninth. Then Elijah MacNamee hit a 3-run home run to give the Bulldogs a stunning 3-2 victory. The Bulldogs then squeaked by Samford and beat Oklahoma twice to claim the regional.

Vanderbilt meanwhile had none of the problems that Mississippi State did, as the Commodores did not drop a game in the Clemson Regional. In the clinching game of the regional, Vanderbilt smashed Clemson 19-6.

These two teams did meet for a series during the regular season but it took place in Starkville, Miss. The Commodores dominated that series as Vanderbilt won all three games and outscored the Bulldogs 19-4 over the course of the series. Vanderbilt will enter the series with an extra day of rest, as Mississippi State had to play on Monday.

Below you can find the full results of the two regoinals that Mississippi State and Vanderbilt played in. The other two all-SEC super regionals are Florida-Auburn and Arkansas-South Carolina.

Tallahassee Regional

Game 1: Oklahoma 20, Mississippi State 10 | FINAL | Box score
Game 2: Samford 7, No. 7 Florida State 6  | FINAL  | Box score
Game 3: Mississippi State 3, Florida State 2 | FINAL | Box score  | Florida State eliminated
Game 4: Oklahoma 4, Samford 0 |FINAL | Box score
Game 5: Mississippi State 9, Samford 8 |FINAL  | Box score  | Samford eliminated.
Game 6: Mississippi State 13, Oklahoma 5 | FINAL | Box score
Game 7: Mississippi State 8, Oklahoma 1 | FINAL |Box score  | Mississippi State advances to Super Regional | Oklahoma eliminated.

Clemson Regional

Game 1: Vanderbilt 2, St. John’s 0 | FINAL | Box score
Game 2: Clemson 4, Morehead State 3  | FINAL | Box score
Game 3: St John’s 11, Morehead State 5 | FINAL  | Box score  |  Morehead State eliminated
Game 4: Vanderbilt 4, Clemson 3  | FINAL | Box score
Game 5: Clemson 9 , St John’s 8 | FINAL |Box score |  St. John’s eliminated
Game 6: Vanderbilt 19, Clemson 6 | FINAL | Box score| Vanderbilt advances to Super Regional | Clemson eliminated

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Almost time to say goodbye: Kyle Tucker’s 10 (plus) favorite SEC Country bylines

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Reports of our demise have not been exaggerated at all. In three days, this website will self-destruct.

As we all brace for the sad demise of SEC Country, one of our terrific editors (Ken Bradley, who you should hire, media companies everywhere!) suggested that the writers take some time to reflect on their work over the last two-plus years and share some of it before we go. So I’ve done that.

Gathered below, my best stab at an off-the-top-of-my-head collection of the 10 (well, more than that, because I cheated) best stories/columns I’ve written for the site since June 2016. Not all of these are UK-related, so feel free to skip around — but read fast, because they might be gone by Saturday.

Pat Summitt’s greatest message: ‘You don’t live in this world by yourself’

One of my early assignments at SEC Country, where I was hired to be a UK basketball beat writer and league-wide columnist on football and other things, was a sad and special one: remember the life of the most influential coach in women’s college basketball history. It was a privilege and daunting task to attempt — on deadline and with no real connections at UT — to capture the essence of the life of such a giant.

Dan Mullen tone deaf on Jeffery Simmons explanation

When Mullen gets Florida’s offense cranked up again and makes the Gators SEC contenders again, which I assume he will, let’s please not forget that he welcomed a 5-star recruit at Mississippi State who’d pummeled a woman. And when I challenged him on it at SEC Media Days, his answers were a total disgrace.

Lobby People at SEC Media Days are ‘like a family,’ and a sight to behold

The sad thing about the otherwise smart move of SEC Media Days to Atlanta this year is that it ends a long-running tradition of fans gathering in the lobby of The Wynfrey in Hoover, Ala., every summer to get a glimpse of their favorite coaches and players. I waded into that strange little ecosystem two years ago and came away with a new appreciation for the kind of fans some would call crazy.

De’Aaron Fox gave a family a gift so big, they’re fans for life

This was not my best writing or deepest reporting, but it was by far my most-read story in two years at SEC Country — some 160,000 page views, I believe. Why? Because as some Kentucky fans complain of one-and-done fatigue, the biggest reason is not getting enough time to fall in love with the players as people. This story, of Fox inviting a classmate with cerebral palsy to tag along when John Calipari made an in-home recruiting visit, humanized him for Big Blue Nation. It resonated in a way that surprised me at the time, but I get it now.

Derek Willis: Rupp ‘like a second heartbeat,’ and Dominique Hawkins agrees

Kentucky basketball fans love homegrown players. Not having more of them is very high on the very short list of complaints BBN can come up with for the wildly successful John Calipari era. So I wanted to capture the essence of what it’s like to play for the Wildcats as an in-state kid, and Willis and Hawkins agreed to pen letters to the fans — with my help — describing exactly that. As Willis explained, the roar of Rupp’s crowd is like “when you have your first little girlfriend and … you get butterflies in your stomach.”

Behind the scenes at Florida State-Alabama with Chris Fowler

I didn’t do nearly as much league-wide football writing as I’d hoped at SEC Country, but this one was a really fun assignment. I grew up on Saturday mornings with Chris, Herbie and Lee on College GameDay, so spending an entire day with Fowler leading up to FSU-Bama (No. 1 vs. No. 3) to open the 2017 season was sort of surreal. To become the voice of college football — which I think Fowler is, calling the primetime Saturday night games now — he had to leave behind GameDay. We talked about that and much more while I watched him prepare to guide America through another blockbuster matchup.

One leg over the wall: Kentucky football’s curse against Florida continues

I’m cheating a little bit here, sneaking in a two-for-one, because earlier in the week leading up to Kentucky-Florida last fall, I wrote a sort of tongue-in-cheek feature on The Cursed Child, a UK fan born on the day of the Wildcats’ last win against the Gators in football. Kentucky hasn’t won in the series since, and it was hard to believe the curse isn’t real watching the latest stunning loss to Florida.

Kentucky hopes James Wiseman is its next great big man

I’m going to cheat again here and link to three other stories and still count this as one. My No. 1 goal as a beat writer has been to provide coverage you won’t get anywhere else, and my trip to Memphis to profile Wiseman, No. 1 in the Class of 2019, is an example. Out of that also came Penny Hardaway’s first clear admission that he wanted to coach college basketball — and soon after, he was hired at his alma mater Memphis, where he’s now battling UK for Wiseman. The day I learned SEC Country was shutting down, I was in Georgia working on profiles of 5-star Kentucky freshmen EJ Montgomery and Ashton Hagans, who broke the news to me that he definitely was reclassifying. Give those a read, because to my knowledge they’re the most in-depth stories out there on two new Cats and the one they want most for next year.

UK made Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and he made the Cats go

The story of SGA and his 7 a.m. workouts that transformed him from seventh-best recruit in the Cats’ 2017 signing class to one-and-done NBA lottery pick will be one John Calipari tells his teams for years to come. And it all culminated in March when the normally mild-mannered Gilgeous-Alexander put a finger to his lips to Shhhhhhhhhh the hostile crowd as Kentucky advanced to the Sweet 16.

Malik Monk plays for ‘The Woodz’ that made him

There have been some really cool trips in my seven years covering Kentucky, including two to the Bahamas. (Sadly, I think I’m going to miss this summer’s return trip.) On the first one, back in 2015, I got John Calipari to open up about his flirtation with the Cleveland Cavaliers. On the last one, when UK played Arizona State at The Atlantis, I sat down one-on-one with a shirtless Malik Monk after practice and got the story of the huge tattoo of a playground across his chest. If my time covering the Cats is up (I don’t think it is), I hope you’ll remember my work for teaching you something you didn’t know.

Thanks for reading.

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Alabama baseball: Game time, details for matchup with Jacksonville State (May 8, 2018)

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Alabama baseball will host Jacksonville State on Tuesday evening at Sewell-Thomas Stadium in the Crimson Tide’s final nonconference matchup of the 2018 season. The two teams are set for a 6 p.m. CT first pitch on SEC Network+ with the tandem of Eli Gold and Scott McClanahan on the call.

How to follow Alabama baseball vs. Jacksonville State

FOLLOW THE TIDE

Fans can follow the game Tuesday via the following outlets:

Watch: SEC Network+

Listen: 102.9 FM/CTSN/TuneIn App

Twitter: @AlabamaBSB

Live Stats: RollTide.com

What you should know about Alabama baseball vs. Jacksonville State

  • Alabama baseball took off the workweek for finals before hosting the Mississippi State Bulldogs for three games over the weekend. The Tide won the middle game of the series to register win No. 6 of the SEC slate, surpassing their 2017 win total of five games in conference play. Also on that Saturday, the Crimson Tide saw seniors Cody Henry and Jake Walters graduate from the University of Alabama.
  • The Crimson Tide offense was led on the weekend by Joe Breaux. The junior batted .545 (6 for 11) with a double, 2 RBI and 4 runs scored while walking 3 times. Also finishing above the .500 mark for Alabama was Keith Holcombe, who batted .538 (7 for 13) and tallied at least 1 hit in all three contests to extend his hitting streak to eight games and his conference hitting streak to seven. The junior’s 7 hits, 2 doubles and 6 RBI paced the Tide hitters and he added 2 walks and a hit by pitch to his series totals.
  • Alabama and Jacksonville State will square off for the 39th time in series history when the two teams meet in Tuscaloosa on Tuesday evening. Both games of the 2018 pairing will have been played at Sewell-Thomas Stadium.

Probable pitching matchup

UA — Mason Duke (Jr., RHP) vs. JSU — Andrew Naismith (So., LHP)

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2018 NBA Draft: Date, time, TV channel, draft order (June 14, 2018)

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The 2018 NBA Draft will take place on Thursday, June 21. Below you can find information on the schedule, TV channel as well as the full draft order.

The projected top pick in this year’s NBA Draft is DeAndre Ayton of Arizona. Other top prospects include Luka Doncic, Marvin Bagley and Jaren Jackson Jr. For a look at an NBA mock draft, click here. 

2018 NBA Draft: Date

The 2018 NBA Draft will take place on Thursday, June 21.

2018 NBA Draft: Time

The 2018 NBA Draft will start at 8 p.m. ET.

2018 NBA Draft: TV Channel

The 2018 NBA Draft will be broadcast on ESPN.

2018 NBA Draft: Order for first and second round

FIRST ROUND

1. Phoenix Suns
2. Sacremento Kings
3. Atlanta Hawks
4. Memphis Grizzlies
5. Dallas Mavericks
6. Orlando Magic
7. Chicago Bulls
8. Cleveland Cavaliers
9. New York Knicks
10. Philadelphia 76ers
11. Charlotte Hornets
12. Los Angeles Clippers
13. Los Angeles Clippers
14. Denver Nuggets
15. Washington Wizards
16. Phoenix Suns
17. Milwaukee Bucks
18. San Antonio Spurs
19. Atlanta Hawks
20. Minnesota Timberwolves
21. Utah Jazz
22. Chicago Bulls
23. Indiana Pacers
24. Portland Trail Blazers
25. Los Angeles Lakers
26. Philadelphia 76ers
27. Boston Celtics
28. Golden State Warriors
29. Toronto Raptors
30. Atlanta Hawks

SECOND ROUND
31. Phoenix Suns
32. Memphis Grizzlies
33. Atlanta Hawks
34. Dallas Mavericks
35. Orlando Magic
36. New York Knicks
37. Sacramento Kings
38. Philadelphia 76ers
39. Philadelphia 76ers
40. Brooklyn Nets
41. Orlando Magic
42. Charlotte Hornets
43. Denver Nuggets
44. Washington
45. Brooklyn
46. Houston
47. Los Angeles Lakers
48. Minnesota Timberwolves
49. San Antonio Spurs
50. Indiana Pacers
51. New Orleans Pelicans
52. Utah Jazz
53. Oklahoma City
54. Dallas Mavericks
55. Charlotte Hornets
56. Philadelphia 76ers
57. Oklahoma City Thunder
58. Denver Nuggets
59. Phoenix Suns
60. Philadelphia 76ers

2018 NBA Draft: Mock draft by SEC Country

 No. Team Player School/Country Position Year
1 Phoenix Deandre Ayton Arizona C Fr.
2 Sacramento Marvin Bagley Duke PF Fr.
3 Atlanta Jaren Jackson Jr. Michigan State C Fr.
4 Memphis Luka Doncic Slovenia SG Intl.
5 Dallas Mo Bamba Texas C Fr.
6 Orlando Michael Porter Jr. Missouri SF Fr.
7 Chicago Wendell Carter Duke C Fr.
8 Cleveland (via Brooklyn) Mikal Bridges Villanova SF Jr.
9 New York Trae Young Oklahoma PG Fr.
10 Philadelphia (via LA Lakers) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Kentucky PG Fr.
11 Charlotte Miles Bridges Michigan State SF Soph.
12 LA Clippers (via Detroit) Collin Sexton Alabama PG Fr.
13 LA Clippers Robert Williams Texas A&M C Soph.
14 Denver Kevin Knox Kentucky SF Fr.
15 Washington Lonnie Walker Miami SG Fr.
16 Phoenix (via Miami) Zhaire Smith Texas Tech SG Fr.
17 Milwaukee Troy Brown Oregon SG Fr.
18 San Antonio Kevin Huerter Maryland SF Soph.
19 Atlanta (via Minnesota) Dzanan Musa Bosnia & Herzegovina SF Intl.
20 Minnesota (via OKC) Jacob Evans Cincinnati SF Jr.
21 Utah Aaron Holiday UCLA PG Jr.
22 Chicago (via New Orleans) Khyri Thomas Creighton SG Jr.
23 Indiana Elie Okobo France PG Intl.
24 Portland Chandler Hutchison Boise State SF Sr.
25 LA Lakers (via Cleveland) De’Anthony Melton USC SG Soph.
26 Philadelphia Keita Bates-Diop Ohio State SF Jr.
27 Boston Josh Okogi Georgia Tech SG Soph.
28 Golden State Donte DiVincenzo Villanova SG Soph.
29 Brooklyn (via Toronto) Hamidou Diallo Kentucky SG Fr.
30 Atlanta (via Houston) Gary Trent Jr. Duke SG Fr.

 

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2018 NBA Draft: Date, time, TV channel, draft order (June 16, 2018)

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The 2018 NBA Draft will take place on Thursday, June 21. Below you can find information on the schedule, TV channel as well as the full draft order.

The projected top pick in the NBA draft this year is Deandre Ayton of Arizona. Other top prospects include Luka Doncic, Marvin Bagley and Jaren Jackson Jr. For a look at an NBA mock draft, click here. 

2018 NBA Draft: Date

The 2018 NBA Draft will take place on Thursday, June 21.

2018 NBA Draft: Time

The 2018 NBA Draft will start at 8 p.m. ET.

2018 NBA Draft: TV Channel

The 2018 NBA Draft will be broadcast on ESPN.

2018 NBA Draft: Order for first and second round

FIRST ROUND

1. Phoenix Suns
2. Sacramento Kings
3. Atlanta Hawks
4. Memphis Grizzlies
5. Dallas Mavericks
6. Orlando Magic
7. Chicago Bulls
8. Cleveland Cavaliers
9. New York Knicks
10. Philadelphia 76ers
11. Charlotte Hornets
12. Los Angeles Clippers
13. Los Angeles Clippers
14. Denver Nuggets
15. Washington Wizards
16. Phoenix Suns
17. Milwaukee Bucks
18. San Antonio Spurs
19. Atlanta Hawks
20. Minnesota Timberwolves
21. Utah Jazz
22. Chicago Bulls
23. Indiana Pacers
24. Portland Trail Blazers
25. Los Angeles Lakers
26. Philadelphia 76ers
27. Boston Celtics
28. Golden State Warriors
29. Brooklyn Nets
30. Atlanta Hawks

SECOND ROUND
31. Phoenix Suns
32. Memphis Grizzlies
33. Dallas Mavericks
34. Atlanta Hawks
35. Orlando Magic
36. New York Knicks
37. Sacramento Kings
38. Philadelphia 76ers
39. Philadelphia 76ers
40. Brooklyn Nets
41. Orlando Magic
42. Detroit Pistons
43. Denver Nuggets
44. Washington Wizards
45. Brooklyn Nets
46. Houston Rockets
47. Los Angeles Lakers
48. Minnesota Timberwolves
49. San Antonio Spurs
50. Indiana Pacers
51. New Orleans Pelicans
52. Utah Jazz
53. Oklahoma City Thunder
54. Dallas Mavericks
55. Charlotte Hornets
56. Philadelphia 76ers
57. Oklahoma City Thunder
58. Denver Nuggets
59. Phoenix Suns
60. Philadelphia 76ers

2018 NBA Draft: Mock draft by SEC Country

 No. Team Player School/Country Position Year
1 Phoenix Deandre Ayton Arizona C Fr.
2 Sacramento Marvin Bagley Duke PF Fr.
3 Atlanta Jaren Jackson Jr. Michigan State C Fr.
4 Memphis Luka Doncic Slovenia SG Intl.
5 Dallas Mo Bamba Texas C Fr.
6 Orlando Michael Porter Jr. Missouri SF Fr.
7 Chicago Wendell Carter Duke C Fr.
8 Cleveland (via Brooklyn) Mikal Bridges Villanova SF Jr.
9 New York Trae Young Oklahoma PG Fr.
10 Philadelphia (via LA Lakers) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Kentucky PG Fr.
11 Charlotte Miles Bridges Michigan State SF Soph.
12 LA Clippers (via Detroit) Collin Sexton Alabama PG Fr.
13 LA Clippers Robert Williams Texas A&M C Soph.
14 Denver Kevin Knox Kentucky SF Fr.
15 Washington Lonnie Walker Miami SG Fr.
16 Phoenix (via Miami) Zhaire Smith Texas Tech SG Fr.
17 Milwaukee Troy Brown Oregon SG Fr.
18 San Antonio Kevin Huerter Maryland SF Soph.
19 Atlanta (via Minnesota) Dzanan Musa Bosnia & Herzegovina SF Intl.
20 Minnesota (via OKC) Jacob Evans Cincinnati SF Jr.
21 Utah Aaron Holiday UCLA PG Jr.
22 Chicago (via New Orleans) Khyri Thomas Creighton SG Jr.
23 Indiana Elie Okobo France PG Intl.
24 Portland Chandler Hutchison Boise State SF Sr.
25 LA Lakers (via Cleveland) De’Anthony Melton USC SG Soph.
26 Philadelphia Keita Bates-Diop Ohio State SF Jr.
27 Boston Josh Okogie Georgia Tech SG Soph.
28 Golden State Donte DiVincenzo Villanova SG Soph.
29 Brooklyn (via Toronto) Hamidou Diallo Kentucky SG Fr.
30 Atlanta (via Houston) Gary Trent Jr. Duke SG Fr.

 

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Alabama football: Kickoff time for Alabama-Louisville announced

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Kickoff time for Alabama football vs. Louisville in the 2018 season opener has been announced.

The Crimson Tide and Cardinals are set to square off at 7 p.m. CT on ABC, the network announced Wednesday.

The two squads will play at Camping World Stadium in Orlando on Saturday, September 1.

Alabama and Louisville will be meeting for the fourth time in program history with the Crimson Tide holding a 2-1 edge in the series. The last meeting took place in the 1991 Fiesta Bowl in Tempe, Ariz., after the Crimson Tide swept two games from the Cardinals in the 1976 and 1977 seasons.

Louisville won’t have former Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Lamar Jackson so it’s unclear how much buzz there will be around this game.

Last season, Alabama opened the year against Florida State in what was billed as the Greatest Opener of All-Time.

Alabama is coming off its fifth national championship in nine seasons.

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Kentucky basketball recruiting: 5-star point guard Kira Lewis ‘been a fan of Cal for a long time’

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kira Lewis Jr. is one of the fastest-rising basketball recruits in the Class of 2019, and the newly minted 5-star point guard has a photo of Kentucky coach John Calipari in his bedroom.

“That was a meaningful interaction for him,” Natasha Lewis told SEC Country on Monday. Her son was around 12 years old when he attended a basketball camp at UK and posed with the Hall of Famer. “Kira loves Kentucky. Kira has always followed Kentucky — among other colleges. I try not to give too much, because when I start saying stuff it gets all these other schools worried, but Kira loves Kentucky.”

Lewis was barely a top-100 recruit when the spring AAU season began, but he has enjoyed a major rankings adjustment and uptick in interest from blueblood programs after lighting up the Nike EYBL circuit for three consecutive weekends. Through 12 games, the 6-foot-3, 165-pound guard from Hazel Green, Ala., averaged 21.3 points, 3.2 assists and 2.5 steals against the best competition in the country.

Now he has rocketed all the way up to No. 24 overall in the 247Sports rankings and coaches from Indiana, Kansas, North Carolina and Kentucky suddenly have him on speed dial. Actually, Lewis’ mother said she had heard from UK assistant Kenny Payne before her son’s recruitment blew up this spring — much to the chagrin of in-state suitors Auburn and Alabama — but she has heard from him a lot more lately.

“After the first weekend of EYBL, Coach Payne started calling me and my family on a regular basis,” Lewis said. “He likes the way I play, the way I can score, pass, defend, just play the game of basketball. They’re trying to get me on campus as soon as possible.”

He tentatively has set an unofficial visit to Lexington for June 10, but that is pending the results of his recent invitation to try out for USA Basketball’s under-18 national team. If he makes the cut, Lewis’ mother said, the family will have to reschedule the Kentucky visit to another date in June.

Either way, they’re definitely making the trip. The Wildcats have not yet extended a scholarship offer, but Calipari likes to do that in person.

“I hope that’s why I’m going to Kentucky, so they can offer me on that visit,” Lewis said. “I’ve been a Cal fan for a long time. I’ve been watching Kentucky since I was little. I like the way they play, the fact that he puts guys in the league. That’s my ultimate goal.”

Lewis currently plays for another coach who has seen a parade of future NBA players come through his program. Norman Parker estimates some 25-plus pros have played for his AAU club, known today as the Georgia Stars, including former No. 1 overall pick Kwame Brown, 2017 Rookie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon, former Duke stars William Avery and Wendell Carter and Kentucky alumni Jodie Meeks and Alex Poythress.

But Lewis reminds Parker of another of his former pupils: Lou Williams, the 2005 Naismith Prep Player of the Year, who turned pro straight out of high school and became the 2015 NBA Sixth Man of the Year.

“His first step is so quick, I haven’t seen anybody stay in front of him — and he can play above the rim. He reminds me so much of Lou that he’s the only guy I’ve even tried to compare him to,” Parker said. “A lot of people are quick and fast, but you put the ball in their hand and they slow down. He doesn’t. He’s got unbelievable quickness and speed with the ball in his hands. It’s crazy.”

So startling is Lewis’ speed that Payne told him recently it reminds him of former Kentucky star De’Aaron Fox.

This makes Parker look like a prophet. He predicted months ago that, come spring, this recruitment would take off faster than Lewis on a blow-by to the bucket. These days, Natasha Lewis has trouble recounting the various coaches’ pitches to her family; there have just been too many to keep straight.

“I told her when he decided to play with us, ‘Get ready, because when he does what I think he’ll do, when he shows other people what I see, he’s going to explode,’ ” Parker said. “That’s exactly what I told her and that’s kind of what has happened.”

Even with that warning, his mother said, “I guess I just wasn’t ready for it.”

Not that she’s complaining. This is a dream come true for her son and the family, and they hope the phone keeps ringing. Most of the SEC has offered. Parker, who has been hearing from the Tar Heels lately, figures Duke will throw its hat into the ring soon.

“Kira is enjoying it,” Natasha Lewis said. “You have to understand he’s a very nonchalant child, but he is excited about what’s happening because he’s glad people are beginning to notice more his God-given talent that he has worked so hard to maintain and increase.”

Lewis said he’s paid close attention to the stacked 2019 class Calipari and Kentucky are assembling, which at the moment includes two other 5-star point guards: top-10 recruits Ashton Hagans and Tyrese Maxey. But Hagans is widely expected to reclassify and play for the Wildcats this fall and Maxey is more of a combo guard.

“It’s a loaded class,” Lewis said, “but none of those guys are selfish.”

The Wildcats also have a commitment from top-40 small forward D.J. Jeffries — with whom Lewis sometimes talks — and they’re among the leaders to land No. 1 overall prospect James Wiseman and No. 2 overall Vernon Carey (both big men). They’re in the mix for several other 5-star recruits, too.

None of that would scare off Lewis, who can play on the ball or off.

“That’s the best way to use him, in my opinion: off the ball with a little bit of point guard,” Parker said. “I know Cal likes guards that can do both, because he’s going to put the best athletes on the floor, so he wants you to be able to play multiple positions. And the thing about Kira that’s different that I really like: He’s got a great attitude. If he’s upset, you don’t see it. He controls his emotions and just plays.”

Lewis is similarly stone-faced about his recruitment. He wouldn’t call Kentucky a favorite (or even one of the favorites) to land him if that scholarship offer does come. But that photo of John Calipari in his bedroom might be a tell.

His mother, who didn’t want to get Lewis’ other suitors too riled up, was posed a similar question: Will the Wildcats be a serious contender to sign her son if they offer?

“I think that would be fair to say,” she answered, giggling. Kira Jr. added: “I would be very, very interested.”

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Alabama baseball: Game time, details for matchup with No. 4 Ole Miss (May 17, 2018)

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The 2018 season will come to a close for Alabama baseball as the Crimson Tide welcome the fourth-ranked Ole Miss Rebels to Tuscaloosa from Thursday through Saturday. The first two games of the series are set for a 6 p.m. CT first pitch with the season finale on Saturday scheduled for 1 p.m. Fans can catch all three games on SEC Network+.

The final 2018 series with Ole Miss will feature numerous promotions for fans of all ages. On Friday, the Crimson Tide will honor the team’s six seniors as part of senior night at The Joe. The seniors that will be honored include Tyler Adams, Hunter Alexander, Chandler Avant, Cody Henry, Connor Short and Jake Walters.

How to follow Alabama baseball vs. Ole Miss

FOLLOW THE TIDE

Fans can follow the three games via the below outlets:

Watch: SEC Network+

Listen: 102.9 FM / CTSN / TuneIn App

Twitter: @AlabamaBSB

Live Stats: RollTide.com

What you should know about Alabama baseball vs. Ole Miss

  • Alabama is coming off a week that saw the Crimson Tide finish 2-2 overall. The Tide closed out their nonconference slate with a walk-off win over Jacksonville State on Tuesday before taking one of the three games in Baton Rouge against LSU this past weekend.
  • Alabama and Ole Miss will square off for the 358th time in series history when the two teams start the series on Thursday evening. The first matchup between the two schools came in 1895 and is the second-longest-running SEC series in Alabama history, trailing only Vanderbilt.
  • The Crimson Tide lead the all-time series 208-147-2 and are 128-75-1 in games played in Tuscaloosa. The Rebels have come to Sewell-Thomas Stadium with a Top 25 ranking in the last six series between the two Western schools, with Alabama holding a 4-2 mark in those pairings, including series wins in the last two (2014, 2016).

Probable pitching matchups

PROBABLE PITCHING MATCHUPS

THURSDAY: UA – Sam Finnerty (Jr., RHP) vs. OM – Ryan Rolison (So., LHP)

FRIDAY: UA – Jake Walters (Sr., RHP) vs. OM – Brady Feigl (R-Jr., RHP)

SATURDAY: UA – Garret Rukes (R-Fr., LHP) vs. OM – James McArthur (Jr., RHP)

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