SEC: Basketball teams take it on non-conference chin

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SEC links for Tuesday:

- Florida loses 65-64 at Connecticut on Monday night, reports Kevin Brockway of the Gainesville Sun. Shabazz Napier hit a buzzer-beater to win it for the Huskies.

- Vanderbilt made a late charge before falling 70-64 at Texas, reports Christian Carona of the AP. Down 13, Vandy cut the Texas lead to one in the final minute.

- Iowa State drubbed visiting Auburn 99-70, reports Joel Erickson of AL.com. Chris Denson scored 27 points in a losing cause.

Georgia coasted past Chattanooga 87-56, reports Seth Emerson of the Macon Telegraph.

- Missouri is worried about Auburn, not about a spot in the BCS title game, reports Tod Palmer of the Kansas City Star. Mizzou and the other Tigers meet Saturday in Atlanta to decide the SEC champion.

- Alex Scarborough of espn.com relives Auburn’s miracle return one more time. It was Gus Malzahn who thought to put Chris Davis under the goalposts, by the way.

- Auburn is hoping to keep Missouri’s defense off-balance, reports David Paschall of the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Auburn-Iowa State photo by AP.

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