Tennessee beats Mississippi 73-60
|men's basketball RESULTS
|Tennessee 73, Ole Miss 60
|Vanderbilt 59, South Carolina 48
|LSU 61, Georgia 53
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Jeronne Maymon scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to help Tennessee overcome a slow start and beat Mississippi 73-60 on Wednesday night.
The Volunteers (15-13, 7-6 Southeastern Conference) trailed by as many as 13 points in the first half and were behind 31-30 at halftime. A layup by Maymon less than a minute into the second half sparked a 7-0 run that gave Tennessee its ultimate lead.
Jordan McRae came off the bench to add 16 points, including a highlight-worthy dunk that gave Tennessee a 47-37 lead with 11:20 to play. Demarco Cox answered with a layup at the other end, but the Rebels wouldn't get any closer.
Ole Miss and Tennessee entered the game first and second respectively in rebounding in SEC play, but the Volunteers outrebounded the Rebels 40-28 and outscored them in the paint 36-28.
Terrance Henry led Mississippi (15-12, 5-8) with 15 points.
Vanderbilt defeats South Carolina 59-48
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- John Jenkins scored 21 points and Vanderbilt beat South Carolina 59-48 Wednesday night for its third straight victory.
The Commodores (20-8, 9-4 Southeastern Conference) also won their 20th game, giving them seven such seasons in the past nine, all under coach Kevin Stallings. Vanderbilt stayed in sole possession of third in the SEC, a game behind No. 12 Florida before Saturday's trip to top-ranked Kentucky.
The Commodores won despite a sloppy performance saved mostly by going 23 of 26 at the free-throw line in the second half.
South Carolina (10-17, 2-11) was held to a season-low in points as the Gamecocks lost for the seventh time in eight games.
Festus Ezeli added 14 points and blocked four shots, and Lance Goulbourne added 12 points. Jeffery Taylor, the SEC's second-leading scorer averaging 17.8 points, had a season-low four.
Bruce Ellington led the Gamecocks with 15 points, and Damontre Harris had 10.
Stringer's 18 points leads LSU over Georgia 61-53
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Andre Stringer scored 18 points to lead LSU to a 61-53 victory against Georgia in a Southeastern Conference game on Wednesday night.
Stringer matched his career-high with four 3-pointers. His last 3-pointer ignited a 9-2 run, which helped the Tigers pick up their fifth victory in the past six games.
LSU (17-10, 7-6), which had a ten-point lead with slightly more than two minutes remaining in the game, didn't clinch the victory until the last 30 seconds. A field goal and two free throws by Gerald Robinson, Jr. put the Bulldogs behind by six at 54-48.
Georgia cut its deficit to four points at 57-53 when Robinson made a layup with 27 seconds to play. The Bulldogs (12-15, 3-10) didn't score again, while the Tigers made two free throws.
Robinson scored 17 points to lead Georgia, which lost its third straight.