Vanderbilt holds off Georgia

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — John Jenkins scored 18 points and Jeffery Taylor added 16 as Vanderbilt held off Georgia 77-66 Saturday for the Commodores’ seventh consecutive win.

Vanderbilt (13-4, 3-0 South­eastern Conference) didn’t lead by more than six until Lance Goulbourne grabbed a rebound off Festus Ezeli’s missed free throw and laid it back up for a 68-60 lead with 2:58 left. Vanderbilt sealed this victory at the free-throw line where the Commodores hit 15 of 22 in the final 4:53.

Vincent Williams hit a 3 to pull Georgia (9-8, 0-3) within 62-60, but it never got any closer. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 19 points for the Bulldogs, who have yet to win a conference game this season..

NO. 2 KENTUCKY 65, TENNESSEE 62

In Knoxville, Tenn., Darius Miller made two free throws and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist added another in the final 20 seconds and Kentucky beat Tennessee.

Anthony Davis led the Wildcats (17-1, 3-0 SEC) with 18 points while Kidd-Gilchrist added 17 points and 12 rebounds and Terrence Jones scored 10 points.

Cameron Tatum led the Volunteers (8-9, 1-2) with 16 points.

NO. 19 FLORDIA 79,  SOUTH CAROLINA 65

In Columbia, Kenny Boynton scored 15 points and hit four of Florida’s 12 3-pointers in a win.

The Gators (14-4, 2-1 SEC) came in leading the league in 3-pointers with nearly 11 per game. They reached double figures from long range for the first time in SEC play.

Bruce Ellington had 17 points to lead South Carolina (8-9, 0-3).

NO. 20 MISSISSIPPI STATE 56, ALABAMA 52

In Starkville, Miss., Arnett Moultrie had 25 points and 13 rebounds, and Mississippi State (15-3, 2-1 SEC) rallied in the final minutes.

JaMychal Green led Alabama (13-4, 2-1) with 14 points.

AUBURN 69,  MISSISSIPPI 68 (2 OT)

In Auburn, Frankie Sullivan scored 19 points and grabbed a key rebound, helping Auburn (11-6, 1-2 SEC) survive against Mississippi (10-7, 1-2) .

ARKANSAS 69, LOUISIANA STATE 60

In Fayetteville, Ark., B.J. Young came off the bench to score 19 points and lead Arkansas (12-4, 1-1 SEC) past Louisiana State (11-5, 1-1).


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