A look at last night’s SEC basketball action, plus updated standings:
Florida 64, Georgia 47: Florida overcame a slow start — it trailed 27-24 at the half — to whip the Bulldogs in the second half 40-20. Scottie Wilbekin scored 17 to lead Billy Donovan’s club, which has won seven straight games. Florida has held three of its last five opponents under 50 points. Two of those three games were against Georgia, however. Will Yeguete had 11 rebounds for the winners. Georgia made seven of 12 three-point shots and still lost by 17.
LSU 58, Texas A&M 54: Kentucky’s next opponent got its first SEC win as the Tigers held off the visiting Aggies. Shavon Coleman scored 17 points, Johnny O’Bryant grabbed 10 rebounds and Anthony Hickey contributed eight assists for the winners. Elston Turner made just one of seven shots for the losers. After beating Kentucky in Rupp Arena, Texas A&M has dropped three straight games. The Aggies last two losses, first at Alabama and then at LSU, have come by a combined five points.
Arkansas 96, Mississippi State 70: The Razorbacks rolled to their third win in their last four games. Marshawn Powell scored 17 points to lead the way. Arkansas got 60 points from its bench. The Hogs have lost just one game at home all year, that to Syracuse, 91-82, back on Nov. 30. After a surprising 2-0 league start, Mississippi State has dropped three straight — by a combined 73 points.
Vanderbilt 73, Auburn 61: After a 2-0 league start, Auburn has lost three straight. Vandy held Auburn’s Frankie Sullivan to 14 points. Vanderbilt won its second straight as Kedren Johnson scored 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds. The Commodores made 24 of 30 free throws while Auburn was eight-of-nine at the line.
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