ATHENS, Ga. — Terrance Henry scored 24 points, Nick Williams and Murphy Holloway added 12 and Mississippi held off a late surge from Georgia for a 66-63 victory on Saturday.
The Rebels (13-6, 2-2 Southeastern Conference) have won back-to-back games.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope finished with 25 points and Gerald Robinson had 19 for Georgia (10-9, 1-4).
AUBURN 63, SOUTH CAROLINA 52
In Auburn, Ala., Frankie Sullivan scored 22 points and Auburn had a big run out of halftime to run away with a win over South Carolina, keeping the Gamecocks (8-10, 0-4) the only winless team in Southeastern Conference play.
Kenny Gabriel added 16 points – 12 coming after halftime – and seven rebounds for Auburn (12-7, 2-3).
NO. 2 KENTUCKY 77, ALABAMA 71
In Lexington, Ky., Darius Miller hit four free throws in the final minute and freshmen Marquis Teague and Anthony Davis each added two more as Kentucky (19-1, 5-0 SEC) held on to beat Alabama (13-6, 2-3) for its nation’s best 47th consecutive home victory.
TENNESSEE 60, NO. 13 CONNECTICUT 57
In Knoxville, Tenn., Jarnell Stokes had 16 points and 12 rebounds in his first start, and Tennessee (9-10) hit 7 of 10 free throws in the final minute to hold off Connecticut (14-5).
NO. 17 FLORIDA 76, LOUISIANA STATE 64
In Gainesville, Fla., Erik Murphy scored 15 points and Florida (15-4, 3-1 SEC) beat Louisiana State University (12-7, 2-3) to extend its home winning streak to 16 games.
NO. 18 MISSISSIPPI STATE 78, VANDERBILT 77 (OT)
In Nashville, Tenn., Dee Bost scored on a layup with 51.8 seconds left in overtime, and Mississippi State edged Vanderbilt (14-5, 4-1 SEC), snapping the Commodores’ eight-game winning streak.
The Bulldogs (16-4, 3-2) won in Memorial Gym for the first time since 2004.
ARKANSAS 66, NO. 20 MICHIGAN 64
In Fayetteville, Ark., BJ Young scored 15 points and Arkansas hit its first 11 shots in a win over Michigan (15-5).
Trey Burke missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer keeping the Razorbacks (14-5) undefeated at home.