SEC basketball roundup of weekend games

A look at the other five SEC games — besides UK's 72-62 win over Auburn — played on Saturday and Sunday.

Missouri 98, Ole Miss 79: People wanted to talk about the big fight in Columbia, but the Tigers were impressive in spanking the Rebels. Alex Oriahki scored 22 points and grabbed 18 rebounds and Frank Haith's team made 12 of 23 three-point shots. Keion Bell added 21 for the winners. Ole Miss has lost three of its last four. Marshall Henderson missed 11 of his 15 shots for the Rebels. Missouri is now 6-0 at home in conference play.

Vanderbilt 67, Arkansas 49: The Hogs remain dreadful on the road, dropping to 0-5 in conference road games. Arkansas is 5-0 at home. Arkansas shot just 30.8 percent from the floor. Marshawn Powell took just four shots for Arkansas, hitting two, and scored five points. Rod Odom led Vandy with 15 points, as the Commodores shot 50 percent from the floor. Kevin Stallings' team hit nine of its 22 three-point attempts. The win snapped a four-game losing streak for the Commodores.

Florida 83, Miss State 58: Bouncing back from its loss at Arkansas on Tuesday, Florida shot 53.4 percent. With Will Yeguete (bone chips in knee) out for the rest of the regular season, Casey Prather played 22 minutes off the bench for Billy Donovan's team. Mississippi State has now lost eight straight. South Carolina's loss today to Tennessee means the Bulldogs and Gamecocks are tied for last place.

Georgia 52, Texas A&M 46: Georgia won its fifth straight by holding Texas A&M to 24 percent shooting from the floor. The Aggies made just 12 of 50 shots overall and three of 17 from three-point range. Elston Turner was two-of-14 from the field for A&M. Georgia won even though Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, its leading scorer on the season, did not make a field goal. Caldwell-Pope missed all three of his shots from the floor, but went 10-of-10 from the foul line.

Alabama 60, LSU 57: Bama rebounded from a 37-point effort in a loss to Auburn on Wednesday by nipping the visiting Tigers. Johnny O'Bryant had 22 points and 11 rebounds for LSU, which had its three-game losings streak snapped. Alabama has now won three of its last four. Nick Jacobs scored 15 points off the bench for the Tide, which missed 16 of its 18 three-point attempts but did block nine LSU shots.

Tennessee 66, South Carolina 61: Jarnell Stokes had 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Vols in the Sunday win. It was the fifth straight game Stokes has had double-digit rebounds. Tennessee won despite making just 3 of 14 three-pointers. Michael Carerra had 18 points and 11 rebounds for South Carolina. South Carolina forced 18 turnovers and still lost for the fourth straight game.

Excel spreadsheet of SEC basketball game-by-game results and leaders.

 

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