SEC: Tennessee downs ‘Dores; Turner goes off again

A look at SEC basketball last night:

Kentucky’s next opponent, Tennessee, knocked off Vanderbilt 58-46 in Nashville. Jarnell Stokes continued his double-double tear with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Jordan McRae grabbed 11 boards for the Volunteers. Tennessee swept the season series from the Commodores. Vandy made just three of 14 three-point attempts and lost for the fifth time in its last six games.

Elston Turner finally broke loose again. The Texas A&M guard scored 37 points, hitting a career-high seven three-pointers, as the Aggies beat visiting Ole Miss 69-67. Turner’s jumper with 16 seconds left clinched the win for Billy Kennedy’s club. The Aggies have won two of their last three. Mississippi has lost four of its last five. Marshall Henderson was four-of-11 from the floor, including two-of-eight from three-point range, by the way.

Missouri mauled hapless Mississippi State 78-36 for its first-ever road win in SEC play. The Tigers shot 53.4 percent. Keion Bell scored 24 points for the winners. Alex Oriahki grabbed 10 rebounds. Missouri has won three of its last four. State continues to be awful. The Bulldogs shot just 23.9 percent from the floor. At home.

Arkansas finally got its first SEC road win of the season, beating Auburn 83-75 at Auburn Arena. Marshawn Powell finally got going, scoring 20 points and grabbing nine rebounds. After a 2-0 start, Auburn has now lost eight of its last nine games. Chris Denson did score 18 points for the Tigers.

As for the SEC standings, Florida (10-1) has a two-game lead on Alabama (8-3) and Kentucky (8-3). The Crimson Tide is the current No. 2 seed thanks to its win over the Cats in Tuscaloosa last month. Ole Miss (7-4) and Missouri (7-4) are tied for fourth and that important bye in the tournament. Georgia (6-5) and Arkansas (6-5) are knotted in a sixth-place tie.

LSU is at South Carolina tonight.

Related link: Excel spreadsheet of SEC basketball results and schedule.

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